I have been tearing my hair out over this problem.

Internet forums are full of users calling out for this functionality to be added to Numbers.

Even Excel for Mac 2016 has lost pivot tables.

The trite explanation, you get on Apple forums, that most users don’t require advanced functionality is infuriating.

In many ways it seems software is getting dumber.

Thankfully with communication getting better, solutions can be sourced. ]]>

SUMIF(Table 1::$’Bucket’,$’Bucket’,Table 1::$Amount)

assuming the table with data is like:

Table 1:

| Bucket | Amount |

| A | 3 |

| Z | 5 |

| A | 4 |

| D | 1 |

| D | 6 |

…

that formula is to be entered on the first row of the summary table, each argument marked with “Preserve Column” and then drag the selection box with yellow dot all the way down to cover all the categories.

Summary table:

| Bucket | Amount |

| A | SUMIF(Table 1::$’Bucket’,$’Bucket’,Table 1::$Amount)

| B | |

| C | V

…

| Z | __

SUMIF(, , )

Say I have a dataset as follows (line numbers are implied)

|| A || B ||

| 1 | oranges |

| 4 | apples |

| 8 | oranges |

| 3 | pears |

| 2 | apples |

To total each fruit time, a table with the following values, staring on line 10

|| A || B ||

| oranges | =SUMIF($B$1:$B$5, A10, $A$1:$A$5) |

| apples | =SUMIF($B$1:$B$5, A11, $A$1:$A$5) |

| pears | =SUMIF($B$1:$B$5, A12, $A$1:$A$5) |

Will result in (from line 10 again) showing

|| A || B ||

| oranges | 9 |

| apples | 6 |

| pears | 3 |

(Hope the wiki table markup works…)

]]>I modified the “Total per Category” equation in Numbers v4.3 to:

IF(COUNTIF(A$1:A1,A2)=0,SUMIF(A,A2,Amount),”-“)

so that that column “C” either contains the sum or a “-“. Next, hide column “B” . Then, “Filter” the results to display just the numbers, which makes the pie chart look nice.