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    Hi.

    Such an useful function GETPIVOTDATA() is, but it is SO unreliable.

    Let me give you an example:

    GETPIVOTDATA(PivotTable1,"*** 502 Sum of NPols")

    works fine while

    GETPIVOTDATA(PivotTable1,"IB 502 Sum of NPols")

    does not.

    Complete mystery. Before anyone asks, yes, there were values to be picked out in both cases, I kept on getting N/A and I have no idea why.

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    Sample data? PivotTable configuration?

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    Will get you sample data from work tomorrow.

    But I thought this function just read from the pivot table, I was literally writing the function out next to the table and it just didnt come up, baffling stuff.

    RET79

    [ This Message was edited by: RET79 on 2002-05-09 14:18 ]

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    I guess this is related to your Year plus Policy question. Have you seen the formula approach I suggested?

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    Yes Aladin, it was a great tip.

    Sorry, I am using the same data examples over and over again as I am an unimaginitive type at times.

    but this is a general pivot table GETPIVOTDATA problem though, I have posted before about this function and it is not the most easy to use sadly, unreliable.

    RET79

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    On 2002-05-09 14:53, RET79 wrote:
    Yes Aladin, it was a great tip.

    Sorry, I am using the same data examples over and over again as I am an unimaginitive type at times.

    but this is a general pivot table GETPIVOTDATA problem though, I have posted before about this function and it is not the most easy to use sadly, unreliable.

    RET79
    Unreliable? Or, misunderstood?

    Could it be that there's no intersection of "IB" and 502?

    [ This Message was edited by: Mark W. on 2002-05-09 15:31 ]

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