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Pivot table value filter not working

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Could anyone tell me why the value filter doesn't work in excel pivot tables?  The instruction seem pretty straightforward and easy, but when I apply a filter, nothing changes.  What am I doing wrong?  

The attached is a generic example.  There are two pivot tables, one without the filter and one with the filter applied.  Any ideas? Value-Filter-Issue.xlsx
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by:Rory Archibald
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Worked for me. How exactly did you apply it?
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PS I right-clicked the Row Labels, Value Filter, Greater than, Sum of # Purchased, Greater Than, 500
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by:kali958
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That's what I did, but it doesn't change the pivot table at all. I still see exactly the same thing. It's driving me crazy because it seems so easy and would be incredibly helpful, but nothing changes. Could there be a setting somewhere that I need to check?  
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by:kali958
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Did the second pivot table with the filter applied have the Broccoli & Cheese row when you opened my file?  Or did you have to apply it after you opened it for the Broccoli & Cheese row to be removed?
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by:telyni19
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Just to confirm what rorya said, his method works fine. The Broccoli & Cheese row was visible in the second pivot table and disappeared after applying the filter.
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by:Rory Archibald
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That row was there originally but disappeared after I applied the filter, using the steps I mentioned.
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by:kali958
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Okay, I think I know what I was doing wrong.  I was trying to apply the value filter to the # Purchased, but I should have been applying it to the soup. It works now.  Thank you!!!
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For the record, I did say to right click the Row Labels. ;)
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