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Is it possible to rearrange data in excel 2007 pivot field list

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Idibot, Dec 14, 2011.

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  1. Idibot

    Idibot Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Ok, here´s my problem. I have a report that I need to make several times a month. To do that I need to get data from a certain BI application that generates huge amounts of data. After that I need to make a pivot from that data and then select different fields from the fields list. Occasionally, I need to use different fields and it is a pain in the a** to find the correct fields, since the BI fields (there are a LOT) are not alphabetized and I can´t change the order of columns there.

    So, is there a way to order the fields in the field list in any way?

    Thanks, in advance!
     
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    Hi, welcome to the forum.

    If you select the entire sheet before you create your pivot tabel you can sort from left to right
    That way the header row, which contains the fieldnames will de alphabetically sorted.

    Try it with the Data Sort and options.

    I just tried it under Office 2003 and 2007 adn 2010 have the same options.
     
  3. Idibot

    Idibot Thread Starter

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    That would help when that BI thingy I mentioned wouldn´t be initially created in a pivot form:(

    But thanks for the warm welcome and a prompt reply!

    Br,
     
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    How about scripting the output that only the needed pivot fields are offered?
     
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