Assume a simple Sales dataset from which a Pivot Table has been created. The Pivot Table has been sliced by two columns of the dataset. To represent data graphically, a Stacked Pivot Chart has been created from this Pivot Table and the chart is placed on a separate worksheet (of the same workbook). The Stacked Pivot Chart has Months on the X-axis and each month has stacks for various products sold in that month. By design, a Pivot Chart never displays data from the Grand Total column of a Pivot Table. The Select Data button the Pivot Chart Tools button does not allow the user to reselect the Source data to include the Grand Total column. The only option left in this case is to copy the Pivot Table and paste it as Paste Special > Values in another range and then create a Normal Stacked chart from this Table. But in doing so, any change in the slicer or Base data will not have any effect on the Stacked Chart because the source of the Stacked Chart is a static range.
This problem can be overcome by using the PowerPivot tool and CUBE functions (available in Excel 2007 + versions). You may download the solution workbook from here.
You may watch a short video of my solution here