<b>Pivot Tip 18</b> - Date problem: 'Cannot group that selection'

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ExcelZone's Five Minute Tips aim to develop your skill at using Excel pivot tables. To test these formating tips for yourself, try them out on your copy of the pivot_practice.xls database.

One great feature of pivot tables is their ability to group dates into monthly or weekly totals. But if even just one out of 10,000 or 20,000 date fields is faulty, the Group function refuses to work. If you try to group a row of dates and get the message "Cannot Group that Selection", it means that one or more of your dates is faulty.

Check for faulty dates by sorting the database into date order. Any faulty dates will be found in the first and last rows. Once you have corrected the faulty dates, go into the pivot table and press the Refresh Data button. But you will have to refresh the data TWI...

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22nd Dec 2017 21:56

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