# Calculated field returns incorrect grand total in Excel

Applies to: Microsoft Office Excel 2003Microsoft Office Excel 2007Excel 2010

## Symptoms

In a PivotTable, Microsoft Excel may calculate an incorrect grand total for a calculated field.

## Cause

This problem occurs when you use a calculated field (a field that is based on other fields) in a PivotTable, and the calculated field is defined by performing a higher order arithmetic operation, such as exponentiation, multiplication, or division on other fields in the PivotTable. For example, this problem occurs when you use a calculated field that is named Revenues that returns the multiple of the fields Units * Price. The individual items in the calculated field return the expected results. However, the grand total does not return the expected result for the calculated field.

## Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

`   A1: Sum of Revenue  B1:           C1:         D1:   A2: Product         B2: Units     C2: Price   D2: Total   A3: Alpha           B3: 1         C3: 10      D3: 10   A4:                 B4: 1 Total   C4:         D4: 10   A5: Alpha Total     B5:           C5:         D5: 10   A6: Bravo           B6: 2         C6: 11      D6: 22   A7:                 B7: 2 Total   C7:         D7: 22   A8: Bravo Total     B8:           C8:         D8: 22   A9: Charlie         B9: 3         C9: 12      D9: 36   A10:               B10: 3 Total  C10:        D10: 36   A11: Charlie Total B11:          C11:        D11: 36   A12: Grand Total   B12:          C12:        D12: 198 `
``   SUM(Units)*SUM(Price)``
``   SUM(1+2+3)*SUM(10+11+12)``