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Microsoft: Office FAQ

PivotTable Tips

Old Pivot Items causing PivotTable problems by SkipVought
Posted: 13 Nov 08

It seems that something called the PivotCache, stores every value that each PivotField EVER had.

Sometimes, these are invalid values, like blanks in date fields, for instance, and these invalid values render features like Grouping unuseable.

Don't throw up your hands in surrender. Clean your PivotCache instead.  Paste this little function into a MODULE in the Visual Basic Editor.
How to:
1. alt+F11 (toggles between sheet and VB Editor)
2. ctr+R (displays the Project Explorer)
3. Insert > Module

CODE

Sub CleanMyPivots()
'SkipVought/2007 Apr 30
'--------------------------------------------------
'cleans up pivot tables having OLD/UNUSED data hanging around.
'--------------------------------------------------
    Dim pc As PivotCache
    For Each pc In ActiveWorkbook.PivotCaches
       pc.MissingItemsLimit = xlMissingItemsNone
       pc.Refresh
    Next
End Sub
Just run this macro in your workbook to get rid of all those unused items.
 

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