Pivot Tables! Bill’s favorite subject. So the story goes like this:
“Tom’s co-workers created a monster today. They have 15,000 Rows of Formulas that are pulling Data forward from a Query, but filling the extra Rows with “”. So, when Tom tries to create a Pivot Table, it is seeing the “” as Text and causing the Pivot Table to Count instead of Sum.”
Normally, you would use a Ctrl+T Table, but the use of “” won’t allow that to work. So – pretending like this is Excel 2002 and dusting off the =OFFSET Function for Episode #1748, Bill creates a Dynamic Range. Bill says, “…I really thought I would never have to do this again, but Tom’s co-workers forced me into it.”
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