We may have blank cells in our Pivot table from time to time. In this tutorial, we will explore how we will deal with pivot table blanks.
Figure 1 – Showing zero in pivot blank cells
Setting up the Data
- First, we will create our sample worksheet
- Next, Column A, B, and C will contain our Dates, Products, and Sales respectively
Figure 2 – Setting up our raw data
- Next, we will create our pivot table by clicking on the Insert tab and select Pivot table
Figure 3- Clicking on Pivot Table
- We will create the Pivot table in a new worksheet
Figure 4 – Setting up our Pivot table
Dealing with pivot table blank cells
- We will right-click anywhere in the pivot table and select PivotTable options
Figure 5 – Clicking on Pivot table options at the Far left
- In the PivotTable Options dialog box, we will select Layout & Format
- In the format section, we will insert text like TBD in the For empty cells show box
Figure 6 – PivotTable options dialog box
- We will click OK
Figure 7 – Setting pivot blank cells to contain text
Showing zero in pivot blank cells
We can alternatively make our blank cells to show zero as well. To do this, right-click anywhere in the pivot table. Select Pivot Table options, then Layout & Format and lastly, unmark For empty cells show option.
Figure 8 – Showing zero in pivot blank cells
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