# Pivot Table Help

#### zonemaster88

##### New Member
Hi, I am trying to get the average cost of items with duplicates of the same item but having different value in a pivot table. I tried looking for an answer on here and was unable to find one.

Ex:
Date Item Cost
8/5 4512 \$225
8/5 4514 \$425
8/5 4518 \$125
8/5 4518 \$225
8/5 4504 \$375

A pivot table would get the average of \$275 when I sort by date. However, the average I am looking for is of all the orders with 4518 combined. This would be \$343.75. I understand that I could just sort this by item # but the actual data I'm working with has over 80,000 items (in-practical). Anyone know how to combine item numbers and get the average of combined like items in a pivot table?

Thanks!

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with helper column as follows :
 Date Item Cost helper 5-Aug 4512 225 225 5-Aug 4514 425 425 5-Aug 4518 125 350 5-Aug 4518 225 5-Aug 4504 375 375

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formula in D2 is =IF(COUNTIF(\$B\$2:B2,B2)>1,"",SUMIF(\$B\$2:\$B\$6,B2,\$C\$2:\$C\$6))

Pivot would give:
 Average of helper Row Labels Total 4504 375 4512 225 4514 425 4518 350 Grand Total 343.75

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With in ∑Values 'helper' set on average.

Would that work?
Unless mistaken Calculated fields do not do to well with sum and count.

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