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I would like to group 2011, 2012, 2013 , 2014, 2015 data separately to see data by year.
How do I do it as when i tried to click Group, it will group all the years together.
even when i do it separately, the group will extend to the final year - 2015.

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Attached is the grouped file..
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When using group you need to select one column or row less than your actual range since the excel will use that as a display column. If you select whole year  and group it it will hide all the columns so you need to select jan-nov and the group will be created in dec column or you can select feb-dec and the group will be created in jan column
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I select column C to N and Group. this is ok.
But when i select column O to Z, it doesn't group it , but instead extend to Column Z. which means 2011 and 2012 is all into one.

but what i need is to be able to collapse and expand on a yearly basis.
meaning group Jan to Dec 2011, jan to dec 2012, jan to dec 2013 and so on.
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Haris Djulic earned 500 total points
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If you are making two neighboring groups then the excel assumes ( wrongly) that it is the same group, to overcome that add additional column and then make group. You can use that column as total for the year or something like that...

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ok thks, i thought there is some workaround for this as i don't need an additional column for totals.
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there is a option that you add an empty column and narrow it down to maximum ...

Anyway there must be blank column or Excel will join the groups,,,,
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