?
Solved

Pivot table save

Posted on 2013-12-05
4
Medium Priority
?
239 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I have a pivot table I have to create a number of graphs from at the begining of each month. Each graph requires the data to be cut up a different way. Can I save the current query as a name and then just cycle through the names to generate the data each month?
0
Comment
Question by:titanium123
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:duttcom
ID: 39699790
You haven't said where the data from your Pivot table comes from, but you could try using pivot graphs instead of regular graphs (Insert tab, then click the arrow under pivot table to select pivot graph).

You can give a pivot graph the same data source as the pivot table and then give each graph the required pivot settings to create the graph. When the data source changes, so will the graphs automatically, just like a pivot table.
0
 

Author Comment

by:titanium123
ID: 39699820
the data is in the same excel sheet, the pivot graph thing doesn't work real well in this case. I'm more looking to be able to take a snap shot of the pivot table at that point and be able to quickly replicate the data layout and specifics each month to then export the data.
0
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
duttcom earned 2000 total points
ID: 39700075
Pity the pivot graphs don't work well. Does the source data need to be a pivot table, or could you use a regular table instead?

You say this happens monthly - does more data get added (hence the need to filter out older months) every month?

The other thing you could look at is using a Power Pivot instead. You can then use the named sets feature (PivotTable Tools -> Options tab-> Fields, Items & sets. That will allow you to save sets of columns (or rows) to display or hide, which may save you some time if your layout involves different columns being active.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:titanium123
ID: 39720527
thanks power pivot helps
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

In Part II of this series, I will discuss how to identify all open instances of Excel and enumerate the workbooks, spreadsheets, and named ranges within each of those instances.
This article describes a serious pitfall that can happen when deleting shapes using VBA.
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate in Google Sheets how to use the HYPERLINK function to create live links inside your spreadsheet.
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate the scrolling table in Microsoft Excel using the INDEX function.

762 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