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Hello,
I tried to attach my spreadsheet bit it is too large. I built a power pivot table with a customized formula and everything looked really good but when I try and update the information for the new day the only thing that comes up is the error #NUM!. I am struggling understanding why the formula works for data that was in the spreadsheet when I made it but any data that I update it with gives me the error.

Solved by S. Y. in 21 mins

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Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:14

good day

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:14

how may i help you today

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:14

can you send in the file

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:15

hello?

User
13/12/2017 - 09:15

I tried, It saws it is to large.

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:15

ok can you send a screenshot?

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:17

hi

User
13/12/2017 - 09:17

Sorry, I am trying.

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:18

i think we can try to troubleshoot by discussing

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:18

so you have a pivot table

User
13/12/2017 - 09:18

Okay

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:18

where is the source data located?

User
13/12/2017 - 09:19

The file has 4 tables in the same spreadsheet as the Power Pivot.

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:19

ok

User
13/12/2017 - 09:19

One of the tables is a Power Query that is pulled from a very large spreadsheet.

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:20

ok

User
13/12/2017 - 09:20

That is why the life is so big

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:20

which table is giving you the error

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:20

the one with power query or the others

User
13/12/2017 - 09:20

The error is with the actual pivot table

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:21

if i get you right

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:21

you have some sort of dashboard

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:21

with 4 pivot tables on it

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:22

is that correct?

User
13/12/2017 - 09:23

No sorry, three of the tables are just tables that I have uploaded to the data model and the other one is the power query that I have also loaded into the data model.

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:23

ok

User
13/12/2017 - 09:23

There is only 1 pivot table built with information from all the different tables.

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:23

so all data was loaded into the data model

User
13/12/2017 - 09:24

Correct.

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:24

so where do you try to add new data?

User
13/12/2017 - 09:25

The new data comes from a data dump file that I access through the query I refresh every day.

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:25

i suggest you recheck your query

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:26

see the steps

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:26

also the query should start by preferably selecting data source as a folder

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:27

you can dump all the files you want the query to extract data from there

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:27

power query will be faster when all data is in one location

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:28

i see it's only tuesday that has a problem

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:29

are you there?

User
13/12/2017 - 09:29

Yes, but when I update it tomorrow it will be Tuesday a Wednesday.

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:29

but did it work from sun and monday ?

User
13/12/2017 - 09:29

But if I rebuild the spreadsheet and put in all the current information there will not be a problem until I updat it again.

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:29

when you used it on monday

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:30

i understand

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:30

the problem is with your query

User
13/12/2017 - 09:30

Yes I have a slicer to only show one week at a time

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:31

recheck your steps on the query you are using

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:31

also, is the name of your source file the same?

User
13/12/2017 - 09:32

The same name as this current file?

User
13/12/2017 - 09:32

No

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:32

i suggest you load your data onto a table instead to a data model

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:32

so that if there is a problem of this nature, you can troubleshoot it

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:33

create your pivot table from the data loaded from a query

User
13/12/2017 - 09:34

Okay, I will give that a try. Thank you for your time.

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:34

you are welcome

User
13/12/2017 - 09:34

Have a nice day.

Excelchat Expert
13/12/2017 - 09:34

you too :)

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