Defer layout update on pivot table  - where and when?

Posted on 2013-01-07
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Last Modified: 2013-01-07
hi Folks
Probably a pretty simple question...when creating a pivot table  - at the bottom of the pivot table field list, there is an option to "defer layout update". When and why would you use or not use this option? Thanks...
Question by:agwalsh
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Rory Archibald earned 1600 total points
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If your pivot table takes a long time to calculate and you are about to make more than one change to it, it's worth checking that option so that it only updates at the end when you have finished making changes.
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by:Patrick Matthews
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You may want to check out this brief but useful blog post about it my Excel MVP Mike Alexander: http://datapigtechnologies.com/blog/index.php/speeding-up-pivottable-updates/

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As I suspected but good to have it confirmed :-)

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