Excel - General Question on Pivot Table - Expert Solution

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Please assist I have numbers in an excel sheet but the numbers cannot be added up, the numbers appear as a 0 on my pivot table. I have tried the ALT + 0160 trick but its not working. Please assist
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Excelchat Expert 24/08/2018 - 12:17
HI there, I understand that you need help with adding your numbers but Excel isn't recognizing them, right?
Excelchat Expert 24/08/2018 - 12:18
Are you there?
User 24/08/2018 - 12:18
yes that's correct
Excelchat Expert 24/08/2018 - 12:19
Okay, there's quite a few reasons why this will happen and in order to determine what's causing this, are you able to share your file?
User 24/08/2018 - 12:20
yes I can
Excelchat Expert 24/08/2018 - 12:20
Please upload your file using the clip icon next to this chat.
User 24/08/2018 - 12:21
IO seem to be having difficulty with attaching the file:(
Excelchat Expert 24/08/2018 - 12:22
Is it an .xlsm file?
Excelchat Expert 24/08/2018 - 12:22
Can you save a copy and SAVE AS .xlsx file?
User 24/08/2018 - 12:23
[Uploaded an Excel file]
Excelchat Expert 24/08/2018 - 12:23
Thank you. One moment.
Excelchat Expert 24/08/2018 - 12:24
I see a bunch of times in here. Is this what you need help with?
User 24/08/2018 - 12:24
yes I need to add the times up
Excelchat Expert 24/08/2018 - 12:25
I see. So everything, right?
Excelchat Expert 24/08/2018 - 12:25
Is this 24h format or 12h format?
User 24/08/2018 - 12:25
24h format
Excelchat Expert 24/08/2018 - 12:27
Okay, the reason why you can't calculate these is because they aren't really valid times.
Excelchat Expert 24/08/2018 - 12:27
What we can do is to convert them to valid time format by using the timevalue() function.
User 24/08/2018 - 12:27
ok how do I do that?
Excelchat Expert 24/08/2018 - 12:28
First, paste this in B1.
Excelchat Expert 24/08/2018 - 12:28
Excelchat Expert 24/08/2018 - 12:28
Then apply it to the end of your list.
Excelchat Expert 24/08/2018 - 12:28
Then select column B, press CTRL+1, select TIME and then select the 24H format.
User 24/08/2018 - 12:30
ohk thanx I see its working now:)
Excelchat Expert 24/08/2018 - 12:30
That's great!
Excelchat Expert 24/08/2018 - 12:30
Glad to have helped!
Excelchat Expert 24/08/2018 - 12:30
Would there be anything else that I can help you with regards to the original question?
User 24/08/2018 - 12:30
no that's all for now...Thanx so much:)
Excelchat Expert 24/08/2018 - 12:31
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User 24/08/2018 - 12:32
will give you the 5-star rating:)
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