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Something doesn’t seem right to you when you’re looking at the $74.15 for the Korean Beef Satays shown in the PivotTable below. How would you go about inspecting the records that contributed to this value?
Double-click the cell that contains the $74.15 value (highlighted in yellow)
Go back to the source data table and filter the records consistently to show only Appetizers for the Category column, Korean Beef Satays for the Item Name column and 2 for the Week column
It is not possible to do this easily
If someone sent you a PivotTable, but deleted the original data source, how could you go about re-creating that data source?
Right-click any value in the PivotTable and choose “Show Details”
Remove all row, column and report filters, remove all but one field from the values area of the PivotTable, and double-click that value cell
The Show Details feature is very useful, but easy to accidentally trigger when using a PivotTable. If you wanted to prevent your users from accidentally drilling in to a data set and littering the workbook with extra worksheets, how would you do it?
Go to PivotTable Options > Data > uncheck the “Enable Show Details” checkbox
Delete the original data table
Turn on Excel’s worksheet protection feature to protect the PivotTable
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