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Disable GETPIVOTDATA permanently in Excel.

GETPIVOTDATA: Disable GETPIVOTDATA permanently in Excel

Does this sound familiar to you? You want to refer to a cell within a PivotTable, let’s say cell C6. But instead of getting =B6, Excel does something like =GETPIVOTDATA(“Value”;$A$3;”Name”;”c”). This article shows you how to permanently disable GETPIVOTDATA in Excel.

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Count Number of Unique Records in Excel

Count Number of Unique Records in Excel: 5 Methods (+Download)

A common task in Excel is to find out the number of different entries in a list. For example, you have a list of names and want to know, how many different people are listed as some people might be multiple times on the list. This article introduces 5 different methods of counting the number of unique records in a list, regarding two major differences.

  1. You simply want to know the number of unique records. There is no other condition to be considered.
  2. You want to know the number of different entries under one or more conditions.

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Convert Table to Column in Excel

Convert Table to One Column in Excel: 4 Easy Methods to Copy All Columns underneath Each Other

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Copy table to one column

Say you have an Excel table and want to copy all column underneath each other so that you only have one column. For example, you have a table 2 rows by 4 columns like in the screenshot on the right-hand side. You want to copy and paste this table to one column. You often need such transformation for inserting PivotTables or to create database formats. This article provides 4 simple methods to transform a 2-dimensional table into one column in Excel.

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Histograms in Excel: 3 Ways to Create a Histogram Chart (+Download)

A histogram chart is a great way to present your data. It groups your data into bins or classes and shows the number of items per bin. For example: Your data has “Big Mac” prices in different countries. A histogram shows how many countries have a Big Mac price between 1 and 2 USD, 2 and 3 USD and so on. 

This article introduces three methods in Excel how to create a histogram. Please also feel free to download all examples in an Excel file.

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Pivotable: How to Prepare Data for Creating Pivot Tables in Excel

Pivot Tables are one of the most helpful features in Excel. With Pivot Tables, you can easily evaluate data. Per drag-and-drop you arrange analysis layouts. Within seconds, you’ll see your results – without using any formulas. Usually the first obstacle comes up, when you try to create a Pivot Table. There are some rules to regard in order to create Pivot Tables and your data needs a certain structure. In this article we explore how to make your data ‘pivotable’.

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See and Change the Data Source of a Pivot Table in Excel

You receive an Excel workbook with a Pivot Table and don’t know what data it is referring to? Or you have added a column or row to your data and want to adapt the Pivot Table?

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PowerPivot: No More Trouble Working with Big Data in Excel

You got a large amount of data which you want to evaluate in a Pivot Table. In such case, Excel crashes often or gets very slow. You might want to consider using PowerPivot, a free Excel Add-In provided by Microsoft. You can download it from the Microsoft webpage. Once successful installed, you’ll see a new ribbon called “PowerPivot”.

How to Avoid Changing the Column Width With Each Pivot Table Update

In a previous Excel Tip we have learned how to create a simple Excel Pivot Table. Now we will go on from there and learn how to eliminate one of the major pains of Pivot Tables: It changes the size of the columns after each update of the values.

Pivot Tables – How to Create a Pivot Table in Excel

You have some data and want to gain a quick overview? Or conduct some easy evaluation? Maybe later on analyze the data in more detail? For all these purposes, a Pivot Table can be a good choice.