Help me Please! Reference cell working w subtotals


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Crystal

I am working with an extremely large amount of data. I have subtotaled my
data in order to condense it. Now I need the subtotal line to show the store
number that is listed in the line above each subtotal line. How do I make the
cell in the subtotal line reference the cell above and be able to apply that
formula to all of the subtotaled lines when my outline is collapsed. I do not
want to copy an paste each of the cells.
 
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Dave Peterson

How about an alternative.

Delete the subtotals and use data|Pivottable.

You'll be able to get the summary pretty quickly.

If you've never used pivottables, here are a few links:

Debra Dalgleish's pictures at Jon Peltier's site:
http://peltiertech.com/Excel/Pivots/pivottables.htm
And Debra's own site:
http://www.contextures.com/xlPivot01.html

John Walkenbach also has some at:
http://j-walk.com/ss/excel/files/general.htm
(look for Tony Gwynn's Hit Database)

Chip Pearson keeps Harald Staff's notes at:
http://www.cpearson.com/excel/pivots.htm

MS has some at (xl2000 and xl2002):
http://office.microsoft.com/downloads/2000/XCrtPiv.aspx
http://office.microsoft.com/assistance/2002/articles/xlconPT101.aspx
 
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Crystal

Thank you for your prompt reply Dave. However When I tried to use the info in
the pivot tables I did not get the result I was looking for. It is possible
that I am just not familiar enough with pivot tables, but i have all of the
rest of my data organized into subtotals and it would be sooo much easier if
anyone knows a formula to make a cell refernce the cell directly above it.
 

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