**TyasHuybrechts**Nov 8, 2012 12:49 AM

Hello everyone,

I have searched for possible answers to my question. I checked out MacMost's video on using Categories as a replacement for pivot tables, I found out that it is impossible to actually work with the numbers in those Categories and I found that there are a few simple ways as SUMIF formulas to make some numbers workeable. Yet I failed to find find a real answer to my question. That is why I will ask it here again.

The possibilities you have with Categories and SUMIF formulas are limited. With SUMIF formulas you can give about one indicator to extract workeable totals, but pivot tables use more indicators. The table I want to use has up to five indicators and wanted to know if this functionality can be recreated in a numbers table with formulas.

For example I have a data list with following data:

Code | Date | Month | Description | Sort | Class | Amount

This is the working set for a budget / reality comparison table. Code is divided in Budget and Reality, Sort is split up in Income and Expenses, Class defines smaller calculating units.

I want to create separate tables for income/expense for each month, showing the sum for Budget and Reality aligned for each Class. One separate table should look something like this:

Sort | Income |

Month | Januari |

Data | ||

Class | Budget | Reality |

Class1 | 60.000 | 57.899 |

Class2 | 43.000 | 45.243 |

Class3 | 0 | 0 |

Total | 103.000 | 103.142 |

And then the above table for each month for as well income as expense. Could you help me with finding a way to extract the data from the list and get hold of it in a table as the above. Is there a formula or various formulas to make this approach work?

I count on your help.

Regards,

TH