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In Microsoft Excel 2000, summary labels may display the name of the workbook instead of the name of the worksheet. This behavior can occur when you do the following:
This behavior can occur because the Consolidate dialog box does not determine that the consolidated data is contained on worksheets in the same workbook, and that the workbook name does not distinguish where the data is located.
For example, if you consolidate data from Sheet1 and Sheet2 in BOOK1, and you click to select the Left column check box (under Use labels in) and the Create links to source data check box, the consolidated data may appear as follows:
A1: B1: BOOK1 C1: 1000 A2: B2: BOOK1 C2: 1000 A3: sales B3: C3: 2000
To work around this behavior, on each of the worksheets that you are consolidating, create a local defined name of "sheet_title" that refers to a cell that contains the worksheet name or the title that you want to appear in the consolidated data. To do this, follow these steps:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
When you use the Consolidate dialog box, the Use Labels In check box allows you to choose whether to use labels from the top row of the source areas, from the left column, from both, or neither. These check boxes are meaningful only when you consolidate data by category. Multiple source areas must be laid out and labeled identically for this option to work accurately. When you consolidate data by category, be sure to include the category labels in the source areas you select for your consolidation. Microsoft Excel transfers these labels to the destination area for you.
The Create Links To Source Data check box creates links from the destination area to the source areas when you consolidate data so that the destination area will be automatically updated whenever the source data changes. Microsoft Excel creates a linking formula for every cell and inserts rows or columns into the destination area to hold the linking formulas for each piece of source data. The destination area is then grouped with linking formulas placed in hidden rows or columns subordinate to positions or categories in the destination area.
For more information about consolidating data, click Microsoft Excel Help on the Help menu, type consolidating data in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.