As you can see from the attached I have a PivotTable which currently has 4 month columns and I have had to add these individually.
What I want to know is, is there a way to add all months at once, set their formatting once, and have grand totals for each row at the right end of that pivottable because right now that is proving impossible.
I would like to be able to sort and filter by dates (being the months) also and then the table update automatically.
Basically I just dont understand whats going on as I have used dates with PivotTables a million times and never have I had to add the months individually like this and then have no ability to sort, group and filter those dates (ie. sometimes I group into quarters) as well as have no ability to total the values within the date periods.
Dates - they aren't true dates, they are text.
Layout of data - because the data is in separate columns for each month, the pivot recognises this as another field so if you want another month added you have to add another field.
Change dates to proper dates and change layout of the data to have only 5 columns:
You could then have an additional column that determines whether the row is to be included in the pivot, presumably its the last four months that you display; simple IF statement to determine whether date is less than 4 months ago.