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I work with multiple pivot tables and for the values I use sum and currancy for everything.   Is there a way to default to sum and currancy instead of count and number?  I end up going into the field settings for every value I need and changing it to sum and currancy and at times I have 30-40 to change and it takes a long time.   I know there has to be a way to default the settings but I cannot seem to find it.  Can you help?

I'm not aware of any way to do it - but it sounds as though you may be re-using pivot tables on a daily basis - if so, setting them up once with a dynamic named range as the data source could be the way to go - perhaps with a macro to refresh each table?  This article explains how excel chooses what to default to.
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Aidan Heritage


I have provided first hand support since `95 for Microsoft Office majoring in Word and Excel - support for all versions from 2 onwards. I'm based in the UK, so please allow for time differences when asking me questions from other parts of the world!


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