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Number appear as Text in Pivot Table

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    Number appear as Text in Pivot Table

    I have a TABLE of data, from which I have generated a Pivot Table, when I place an array (column from Table) of numbers in VALUES, Excel is seeing this data as text rather than a number so that I cannot plot is correctly (I wish to show the Field settings as MAX or AVERAGE but can only show COUNT. I am sure that the original data is a number, it is a calculation.

    Any suggestions. Am working with Excel Office 365 ProPlus.


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    Re: Number appear as Text in Pivot Table

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    Re: Number appear as Text in Pivot Table

    Quote Originally Posted by SimonCampbell View Post
    ...when I place an array (column from Table) of numbers in VALUES...

    How do you know they are numbers and not text looking like values?
    Where is this data coming from? If it is coming from another program (ie not excel), then excel is probably converting the original values to text.

    Do a quick test of =istext(cell-ref)...if it comes back TRUE, you are dealing with text, not numbers
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