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If I have an existing Pivot table can I open that in powerpivot?  or do I have to recreate from the source data?
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by:Leo Torres
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well it depends is your data in columns and rows if so it should pick it up and create a pivot window for you to do pivots...

its hard to see no file was attched..

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Rory Archibald earned 500 total points
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PowerPivot does not 'open' pivot tables. You will need to load the source data into tables in PowerPivot if you wish to use the PowerPivot functionality.
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by:BigWill5112
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So just to clarify you can't take a pivot table that you have setup like you want...you know the right columns, the right row order, the right groupings..you can't convert it to a powerpivot to use some of the powerpivot functionality...like slicers or what if analysis?  I have to use the source data of the original pivot table and import into a powerpivot and recreate the pvitot table??  Thanks for your help.
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by:Rory Archibald
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Correct.
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