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Pivot table does not forget previous pivotitems

Posted on 2013-11-25
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I have a set of data containing projects A, B, C, D.
From here I generate a pivot table which contains all four projects.
When I get new data containing projects C, D, E, F in the same place and then update the pivot table then the pivotitems are A, B, C, D, E, F. Somehow the pivot items A and B do not disappear.

I have tried refresh and change data source.

Is there some other way to do this?
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Question by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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Debra has instructions for how to clear out the old items in various versions on her site here: http://www.contextures.com/xlPivot04.html
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by:Harry Lee
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ssaqibh,

You can right click on the pivot table, and choose, PivotTable Options.

Goto Data tab, and change the Number of items to retain per field: from Automatic to None.

That will force the PivotTable to show only field data that currently exist in the Data.
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