# Tagged Questions

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### Finding Highest Value Combination From Excel Pivot Table Filter

I'm not sure if I am using the correct technique for this so please forgive me if I am way off.
I have a large range of data from previous email campaigns. I have categorised the campaigns with ...

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### Average over all pivot rows in excel

Say I put into pivot a number of bananas eaten by the monkey, sliced by months and days.
How to add a column containing average number of bananas eaten by the monkey over all period of time?
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### In Excel PivotTables, how do I show items that occur in one category but not another?

Simplified version of my data:
item category number
apples fruit 7
orange fruit 2
tomato fruit 3
tomato vege 9
zuchini vege 2
tomato vege 17
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### How to remove one column of a calculated item in Pivot?

I have two columns. One with data from this year and the other with data from previous year. I now have added a calculated item in Pivot to display the % delta of these two years. Now when doing this ...

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### How to Group and Layout Pivot Table when Values is in the Row Labels Field?

I'm attempting to present large amounts of data in a report using a Pivot Table to allow for dynamic filtering/categorization. The data in the table is of the form:
Year Month Category Region ...

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### Excel 2D-lookup on a PivotTable with changing coloumns and rows

I want to do a Vlookup on a 2D pivot table but neither the coloumns and rows of the pivot are fixed and are subject to change due to ever changing data source. How can I perform a accurate vlookup on ...

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### How to force time series in pivot chart — force break in line

I have a housing transaction dataset that looks like this:
geography | date | housing type | sq.ft. | sale price | price/sq.ft.
I can make a pivot chart showing the change in, say, price/sq.ft. ...

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### Excel Cross Referencing

Got an interesting problem that seemed trivial at first...
I have a table in the following format:
USER | QUESTION | ANSWER
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1 | 1 | A
1 | 2 | B
1 | 3 ...

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### Excel: can I create a pivot table that checks two columns for the same value?

Currently, I have an Excel worksheet with a table that contains ~5,000 rows. The structure works like this:
The difficulty I'm having is that "Theme" and "Theme2" have the same possible values. So ...

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### Displaying images from database in a pivot table

I've got a table with sales data on MySql server. I can connect to it from Excel and generate a pivot table just fine. One of the fields in the table contains URL to an image of a product. Is there a ...

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### Treating multiple fields as a single pivot table row label and a value source for subtotals in Excel

I have a tabular extract from a DB that has the following fields from orders and order line items:
order customer (PK1)
order serial no (PK1)
order detail 1
order detail 2
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order line nr (PK2)
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### How to change Excel Pivot table column to text format for vlookup purposes

I have a column in my data that is ID numbers, basically. Made a pivot table out of the data.
I'm trying to do a vlookup into the pivot that ignores the first number in the data like so:
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### Set default expand/colapse state on pivot tables

The Setup
I have a pivot table in tabular form pulling data from an Analysis Services Cube.
I want to calculate the number of days between two dates, but the setup will only allow me to pull in all ...

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### Auto formatting new pivot rows to data bars

I have a pivot table that takes data from database and displays it as a data bars. Problem is, that the data is updated daily - every day new row is added so the pivot table is growing. Unfortunately ...

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### Add custom field (hyperlink) to a Pivot Table

I've made a Pivot Table that has one column called Issue Id.
I would like to add a column to this table with the following formula:
=HYPERLINK(CONCATENATE("website.com/", 'Issue Id'), 'Issue Id')
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### Listing/grouping variables in pivot table field list

I have data with 60+ variables and I would like to group the variables into different collapsible fields in pivot table similar to having different tables in the pivot field list instead of having all ...

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### How can I use indirect references for a pivot table's data source?

(This question is mostly about Excel, but it's also relevant for LibreOffice Calc, so I welcome answers about either.)
I have this sheet with many rows, some of which only become relevant at certain ...

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### Excel 2010 Pivot Formatting - Can't indent and wrap fields?

When working with pivot tables in Excel 2010, I want to show my pivot in compact form, with each field being indented as you move through the data, like so:
However, some of my data strings are ...

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### How to add custom columns to Pivot Table (similar to Grand Total)?

I have data which I pivot as Row Labels and Column Labels which gives me something like this:
And what I would like to do is add columns like Grand Total (i.e. which applies to all columns as a ...

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### How to Make a PivotTable out of “hierarchical” Excel spreadsheet data

I would like to create a PivotTable out of "hierarchical" data contained in an Excel 2010 worksheet. The data is hierarchical in the sense of a parent/child relationship in a database where, ...

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### Excel: How to clear all renamed PivotTable labels

When using PivotTables in Excel, it's often useful to overtype certain PivotTable labels with new names.
If you have a long list of items you've relabelled, it can be easy to lose track of what the ...

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### How can I summarize cells based on date in other cell?

I have one Excel sheet with columns "project name", "project date", and "effort estimation".
On a second sheet I want to summarize those projects according to the months of the year.
So I have ...

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### Can't apply value filter to excel pivot table without affecting subtotals - Subtotal filtered items greyed out

I have a pivot table containing a list of assemblies and the costs of the parts, with the subtotals equating the total cost of the assembly. I want to filter out the parts of negligible cost (say ...

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### How can I in a pivot filter detail to show new accounts in current month with sales where all other months show no sales?

I have a pivot table which is huge with raw data has more than 800,000 lines. I have customers in the row labels and month or year in the column labels.
Each month this pivot tablr grows adding on ...

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### Excel 2013 table formatting

I currently have a table that looks like this:
Company | 2013 Total | 2013 Gross $'s | 2013 Gross % | 2012 Total | etc..
| | | | |
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### How to prevent all-filtered-out row label values from appearing in a pivot table?

I have a pivot table in MS Excel. For the same of example, suppose the basic data has 3 columns:
Name: A string.
CountMe valued either 0 or 1.
Year an integral number.
Tokens the data we're ...

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### Make Excel 2007 pivot tables default to Classic View

When I launch a new pivot table in Excel 2007 (.xlsx file format) the defaults appear to be:
New view (not Classic view)
Autofit column widths on update = on
Subtotals = on (top of group)
I end up ...

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### Using getpivot in excel to create flexible reports based on user inputs

I am trying to make a report in Excel that sits on a very large set of data (set up in proper pivot form). I want to be able to select a value for a few fields (or select a value from 1 field but ...

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### Excel pivot tables: reverse running total

Is it possible to create a reverse running total in an Excel 2010 pivot table?
Using the basic example below, I have a list of number of sales per month (B), along with a running total (C). Without ...

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### How do I find which Pivot Tables has an error in Excel 2010?

I'm receiving an error:
cannot open PivotTable source file ...XLSX SHEET...
while refreshing all data. I have many Pivot Tables, and I can't find that one with the error, while refreshing ...

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### Sum two columns of a pivottable into a third column

excel file
pivottable screenshot
I have an Excel spreadsheet (above, with screenshot). There are three columns of data, A, B, and C. A fourth column, Combined, simply contains a formula that SUMs A ...

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### How do I create a PivotChart from a subset of PivotTable data?

As part of a dashboard, I've created a PivotChart from a PivotTable in Excel 2010, but the PivotTable includes extra columns that are cluttering up the chart. But when I adjust the values list on the ...

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### “Reference is not valid” error when refreshing pivot table

I have a .xlsm file on a network drive (source.xlsm for example) with a table that serves as the source for pivot tables that live on various other files (localfile.xlsm for this example).
When I try ...

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### Count and percentage with Excel pivot table

I currently have three sets of columns:
Several columns with values of either true or false to indicate if a certain action has taken place.
"Helper" columns which interpret TRUE as 1 and FALSE as 0 ...

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### Display value in associated row in pivot table [closed]

I need to display a value in the same row of data as my minimum value in a pivot table.
For example, my pivot table looks like:
Row Labels Min of 247
1950 255.42
1951 250.46
1952 ...

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### How do I change dates in a pivot table using VBA?

How do I automate the checking/unchecking of dates in a pivot table?
I have a pivot table from which I need to extract data based on a date range (last seven days, previous seven days). The ...

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### Excel VBA: Is it quicker to refresh all PivotTable caches than all PivotTables?

I'm new to all this VBA/macro stuff, and while I was looking for code to refresh all pivot tables in my workbook, I came across some information about PivotTable caches.
I have ~14 PivotTables in ...

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### Hiding a column from a pivot table without removing it from the chart

I have a pivot table with two columns: number of users who visited a website (impressions) and number of users who registered on the site (regs). The rows are for dates.
I want to visualize the ...

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### How to change Excel Pivot table “Report Filter”s values cell formatting

My Excel is in Finnish, but don't let that bother you...
First Report Filter "Kupi" has only number values in my source table, for example 643203, 3533, 253244, etc. How ever in Pivot's "Report ...

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### Excel 2010 crashes: Excel.exe 0xc0000005 when trying to highlight from pivot table

One of our users uses pivot tables a lot. She often called me about Excel crashing from time to time without being able to reproduce the problem. Today we have found a way to reproduce the crash every ...

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### How to sort time column by value instead of alphabetically

I'm creating a pivot table by connecting to an SSAS tabular model (Data -> From Other Sources -> From Analysis Services) .
The model has a "time" column that I want to sort by. The default (database) ...

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### Excel 2010 PowerPivot: How to show items with no data?

In standard Excel pivot tables, there is an option for fields that allow you to force display of all items even if there are no results for your current selection. Here's the option:
However, using ...

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### Calculate frequency across columns

I have meeting attendance data currently formatted as lists of ID numbers of the members present at each meeting:
9/21/13 | 9/22/13 | 9/23/13
123456 | 408437 | 123456
408437 | 349343 | 349343
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### Excel 2013 Pivot Table Datasource without filename

I'm building a Excel spreadsheet containing some Pivot Table based on a table inside the document.
It's working file as long as the document path and filename is not modified.
However, if I copy ...

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### calculated field to a pivot table that shows the difference between data of different years and diffferent columns?

How can I add a calculated field to a pivot table that shows the difference between two series of data of different years and columns ?
My underlying data has project_name, Year, Actuals, Forecast .
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### Excel pivot table categorical variables the same in multiple columns (histogram)

I am relatively new to pivot tables, and there is one thing that I just can't figure out how to do.
I have a worksheet that has several columns of categorical data. Each column (Groups 1, 2, 3) has ...

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### Aggregating Columns In Excel

I have data consisting of a date and a list of purchases, something like this (commas
represent separate columns):
**date,product1,product2,product3**
08/11/13,oranges,apples,chips
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### Pivot table : absolute value of grand total in Excel

My grant total is generated by summing values of COLUMNS of ITEMS for a given SUBJECT (For each SUBJECT I have a list of ITEMS and I want to make a grand total of the values of these ITEMS). The ...

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### PivotTable — how to sum the result of a countif formula by group?

Current Setup
A table (Table1) that has the following fields:
Organization Name
Person Name
Several fields that users can put an "X" into (each represents a "module" that users would need access ...

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### Excel - One Slicer To Rule Them All

In excel I have multiple sheets with different pivot tables and charts. Each of the sheets has different slicers, but they all share one in common. I would like to make a global slicer on my main ...