Pivot Table Grouping

I have received a pivot table from another member of my department. There is an expense column that is a grouping of certain types of expenses.  Is there anyway for me to find out what is included in the grouping?  Is that info stored somewhere for easy access without me having to add the hierarchy above it and figure out what they have grouped?  Does this make sense?  Basically - how can I see what has been grouped?
Who is Participating?
If the grouping is in the pivot table and was done by selection specific items then pressing 'group' then the group name will appear in the pivot table field list and can be expanded like any other - so if I select a bunch of items from a column called 'Author' I will get a new field 'Author_2' and I can double click to display the detail (ie the original Author field) - this works with all fields which summarise other date you can ask for an expansion off right click and it will as you which detail you want to display.

There are some automatic groupings for dates and the like which excel handles itself, right clicking one of these brings up a dialogue showing how it was grouped.

If its grouped outside of the table and you don't have the underlying data then it isnt there to display
Patrick MatthewsCommented:
An example would be helpful :)
BigWill5112Author Commented:
I have an example but I think it is pointless cuz after I created it I was able to hit the ungroup button - exactly what I need!  However it isn't working in my other spreadsheet.  Any thought as to why?  I would rather not attach it.  Let me know if you need more and I will come up with something.
Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Rory ArchibaldCommented:
It might be a Calculated Item in the field.
BigWill5112Author Commented:
This did not answer my question specifically but it is actually way better.  Had no clue you could double-click in a pivot table.

Thanks so much!
oh you have so much fun in front of you, double clicking pivot tables is what makes them worthwhile :)

- I sooo need a life
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.