Excel - General Question on Pivot Table - Expert Solution

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How can I create PIVOT Table for a large data having merged cell and free spaces, please
Solved by Z. L. in 29 mins
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User 04/04/2018 - 06:42
yes
User 04/04/2018 - 06:43
new
Excelchat Expert 04/04/2018 - 06:43
Hi. Is it okay to see the data you wish to work with for the pivot table?
User 04/04/2018 - 06:44
can I past data on your sheet
Excelchat Expert 04/04/2018 - 06:45
sure. or you can send the file to me, if that seems easier
Excelchat Expert 04/04/2018 - 06:46
hi, are you still there?
User 04/04/2018 - 06:46
sorry not possible
Excelchat Expert 04/04/2018 - 06:47
Okay, i understand. you could paste it on the sheet then
User 04/04/2018 - 06:47
wait
Excelchat Expert 04/04/2018 - 06:49
okay, while you are at it. I'd like to know if you are willing to modify the existing table to unmerge the merged cells?
User 04/04/2018 - 06:53
I don want to change the existing settings, just want to create PIVIOT
User 04/04/2018 - 06:54
just see the data I have pasted on the sheet
Excelchat Expert 04/04/2018 - 06:55
okay, got it. let me check the data first, then i'll get back to you
User 04/04/2018 - 06:56
fine
Excelchat Expert 04/04/2018 - 06:56
can you tell me which part of the data you pasted shows merged cell from your original file
User 04/04/2018 - 06:57
B17&18
User 04/04/2018 - 06:58
d17
Excelchat Expert 04/04/2018 - 07:00
Okay, the minimum requirement for a PIVOT TABLE is that your reference table must be organized in such a way that each column has identified header title. and merging cells will prevent you from doing that
Excelchat Expert 04/04/2018 - 07:01
an alternative approach to this is you really have to make a bit of modification to fit this requirement
User 04/04/2018 - 07:02
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Excelchat Expert 04/04/2018 - 07:02
Center Across Selection is a far better alternative to merging. To apply this format, select the cells you want to appear merged and then launch the Alignment group dialog, Ctrl + 1, and click the Alignment tab. Center Across Selection is in the Horizontal drop-down. You will get the desired look you want but without the merged cell's problems
Excelchat Expert 04/04/2018 - 07:05
Here I attached the file from which I tried to create a PIVOT table given the data at the existing format
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Excelchat Expert 04/04/2018 - 07:06
you can see that when I transformed the data into a TABLE (a very good step before proceeding with PIVOT TABLE generation) it automatically elected header title for each columns
Excelchat Expert 04/04/2018 - 07:07
are you still able to respond to my messages?
Excelchat Expert 04/04/2018 - 07:08
My suggested edits are as follows:
Excelchat Expert 04/04/2018 - 07:12
please see attached file
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