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How to let Pivot Table ignore ZEROs from the data while calculating Average and Average of Average?

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Hello,

 

Thank you for your time to review my post.

 

I have a huge database being supported by pivot tables and pivot charts. The field value used is Average. I am trying to find a way that pivot tables DO NOT consider zeros' in their calculation of average. Is there a way that Pivot table just dynamically omits all zeros'. I am inserting a picture to explain the problem in a simpler manner:

 

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I have already tried to have function NA(), replacing the zeros in the data source, but this will deactivate the pivot table, since data source has NA().

 

I sincerely appreciate the help from the Excel community.

 

Thanks

 

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best response confirmed by rahulvadhvania (New Contributor)
Solution

@rahulvadhvania 

Creating the data table add data to data model

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and add measure like

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Result will be

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@Sergei Baklan Thank you so much! This WORKS exactly like I wanted.

 

However, I am trying to understand the logic for the formula: 

CategoryValue

A

101
A102
A0
A104
A0
B106
B107
B0
B109

 

=CALCULATE(AVERAGE(Table1[Value]),Table1[Value]<>0)

 

According to my understanding when we expand the logic:

 

For Category B:

Average((106,107,0,109),(106,107,109))

=92???

 

Whereas, excel calculates it correctly like I wanted : AVERAGE(106,107,109) = 107.33

 

 

 

 

@rahulvadhvania 

CALCULATE() function evaluates the expresion defined by first parameter AVERAGE(Table1[Value]) in filter context defined by other patameters. Thus we apply to our current context (e.g. table which has all values for Category B if we are within B row of PivotTable) additional filter contexts Table1[Value]<>0, i.e. for category B return all rows for which Value is not equal to zero. Result is {106,107,109} which we average.

 

@Sergei Baklan I couldn't use the formula to exclude the Zero, No option to include the data Model

@Saron12 

You need Windows Desktop version of Excel to create data model.

@Sergei Baklan 
Is there a way to do this for just a specific column of a pivot table? I have a table with 14 columns but I only need 2 of the columns to calculate a zero omitted avg. The column is being calculated with an IF formula in my raw data. I have attached a screen shot of both my raw data calculation for that column and the Pivot Column (had to black out somethings for privacy)

 

 

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@Rpoor1 

You may create as many measures as necessary each with different formula and show them in separate columns. If that's what you mean. Or you'd like not to show dates where average is zero?