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I have this data in the following format:

ID   Product A   Product B
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1    19          27
2    12          32

But what I would like to have ii in this format:

ID   Product     Quantity
_________________________
1    Product A   19
1    Product B   27
2    Product A   12
2    Product B   32

Just a hint in the right direction could be very helpful, thanks!

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Have you looked at Pivot tables? –  user55021 Nov 9 '10 at 16:07
    
No I had not, thanks for the tip. –  michielvoo Nov 10 '10 at 12:46

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As @Mark mentioned, you need to use Pivot Tables.

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Drag the ID to Row Fields and Each product to Data Items section.

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Now move summation of values from column level to row level, because you want groups based on ids, not products, and the desired table is ready.

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Great, thanks! I set some design options, such as hide totals, repeat item labels and display as table, and it looks great. The only issue remaining is that I can't use the original column name 'Product A' as the value instead of 'Sum of Product A'. –  michielvoo Nov 10 '10 at 12:42
    
@michiel You can actually rename them - just click on Values dropdown list - Value Field Settings - and provide the desired name under Custom Name –  Sathya Nov 10 '10 at 14:47
    
Unfortunately I can't choose 'Product A' as the name, Excel complains that the name is already used in the pivot table (I think because it's the name of the original column). –  michielvoo Nov 11 '10 at 7:33

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