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Hi Expert's excel 2007

I want to create a pivot table in workbook a from the data in workbook b...I am in workbook a sheet abc....

and cannot figure out how to establish the connection or where to start. ..

need a step by step guide. .
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Hi,
in your A workbook go to Insert>Pivot table and choose Use an external data source/Choose connection:
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then click Browse for more
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and select your B workbook as a data source. Then you should be able to create Pivot in workbook A based on data in workbook B (for easier handle woth this it would be great to have separate sheet in workbook B only with desired data)
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Thanks help finder..
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Hi help finder

when I follow you're steps...I am not getting the column heading nor data coming through second workbook. ...
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Hi route,
could you tell me exact steps you are doing? or insert some samples from you?

You can see at my printscreen when I am using the exact same steps as I provided here I am able to get correct Pivot table with columns as they are in the source workbook
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Sorted. ..
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