Pivot table won't sum value field in data model

Naveed Ul Haq

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Hi Everyone,

I am trying to create a pivot table using the data model.

When I drag a field into the values section, it will only count it.

If I try to change the summarize setting to sum, I get the error message: We can't summarize this field with Sum because it's not a supported calculation for text data types.

Your anticipated help is highly appreciated.

Regards,
 

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Sounds like the data type of the column in the source is set to Text.
 

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Did you refresh the pivot table?
 

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How exactly did you change it to numbers?
 

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