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I have an Excel sheet where I color coded some cell so I can use 'Color Filter' feature. Is it possible those colors still show up if I make a pivot table out of that sheet?
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When you make a pivot table from a sheet of data, the values come into the pivot table, but unfortunately, the colors do not.  You can use colors to affect the overall presentation / look of your pivot table (see: http://www.advanced-excel.com/format_pivot_table.html), however, there's no built-in way that the pivot table will know what colors are coded on a datasheet supporting the pivot table.

Perhaps you are using conditional formatting on your datasheet - it might also be possible to use similar rules and conditionally format the pivot table, but I cannot guarantee consistency of results.  You can, however, select a cell in a pivot table report and change its fill color, font, or otherwise.

Cheers,

Dave
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