Solved

Pivot Table - automate a process

Posted on 2013-11-05
2
342 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-12
After creating a pivot table, when you click one of the numbers to have Excel create a new worksheet showing the details of what makes up the one number, is there a way, if the underlying data changes, to automatically update these separate worksheets, or is it necessary to recreate them each time the underlying data changes?  I'm assuming there's a way to automate this with macros, but I'm not a programmer and don't know the first thing on how to do this.  Please advise.
0
Comment
Question by:esu4236
2 Comments
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
Harry Lee earned 500 total points
ID: 39625623
esu4236,

I had tried to do what you are asking for in the past, and found that it is not possible to have the detail sheets (drilled down) updated automatically as the detail data being changed.

The detail sheets created by drilling down are hard coded tables, which does not have any direct connection to the pivot data anymore. This applied to Excel 2010 and prior. I have not used any newer version, and I'm not sure if the feature had been added.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:esu4236
ID: 39642399
Okay thanks.  I was hoping for a way to do this.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Since upgrading to Office 2013 or higher installing the Smart Indenter addin will fail. This article will explain how to install it so it will work regardless of the Office version installed.
Outlook Free & Paid Tools
The viewer will learn how to  create a slide that will launch other presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint. In the finished slide, each item launches a new PowerPoint presentation and when each is finished it automatically comes back to this slide: …
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how to use longer labels with horizontal bar charts instead of the vertical column chart.

895 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now