GETPIVOTDATA is good. But sometimes we just want a simple cell reference. We may disable the GETPIVOTDATA easily by going to Pivot Table Option –> Uncheck the “Generate GetPivotData”:
But as I said, GETPIVOTDATA is good. I want to keep it on. So here is a simple trick I would do.
Instead of selecting a single cell that you want to refer to, select just one more cell. See the screenshot below:
The GETPIVOTDATA formula will change to a simple range of two cells immediately. What you need is just a few keystrokes of “Backspace”.
Note: If you have already released your mouse click, press Shift+Down Arrow, that has the same effect.
Wait… would it be easier to type =B17 directly? Yes, absolutely… provided that you did not point to the cell and generated the GETPIVOTDATA in the first place. 🙂