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Can I Get Subtotals On Numbers Smart Categories To Update When I Apply a Filter?

Can I get subtotals on Numbers Smart Categories to update when I apply a filter?

I can apply Smart Categories, I can add subtotals and I can filter the data in my table.

However, the subtotal does not seem to update when I change a filter.

What am I missing?

Thank you for your help.

Comments: 2 Responses to “Can I Get Subtotals On Numbers Smart Categories To Update When I Apply a Filter?”

    10 months ago

    So you are using Smart Categories AND Filters?

    Filters just filter out what you see on the screen. They do not change calculations. So if you set a filter to filter out 3 rows, for instance, then those three rows are not visible, but are still used to calculate things like column sums or averages.

    It sounds like what you want is a more complex formula if you want to calculate totals based on multiple criteria. SUMIFS and such. Or, use more complex Smart Categories.

    10 months ago


    Thank you. This is disappointing. I’m a keen pivot table user and recently I’ve seen many headlines mentioning Pivot Tables with and Smart Categories so rather assumed filtering which adjusted the subtotals would have been a obvious requirement.

    The frustration I have using SUMIFS and such is that they are not very flexible should the data change.

    Thank you for your help.

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