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Pivot table - looses conditional formatting when slicing

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I have a pivot table, where column E is color coded, into 4 different colors, depending on the range of the value. I have a slicer to filter the table by the value in a different column. Upon doing any of this filtering/slicing, the color coding disappears in column E. However, what is strange is the rules are still apparent when I check my conditional formatting.

I had no trouble with this before with another pivot table I had. Could it be that I need to conditional format before creating the slicer or vice versa? Are there any other solutions, to make it so my color formatting does not disappear?
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Question by:lora2014
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Jerry Paladino earned 1050 total points
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Try applying the formatting when all filters / slicers are in their unfiltered status.  You may have to remove what you have first and then reapply once everything is unfiltered.  I have had similar issues with regular formatting on pivot tables and found this method works for me.
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Or...have the conditional formatting rule apply to ALL of column E ($E:$E).
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by:lora2014
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The key item here was starting from scratch. Basically, I started all over again, and it worked. I designated the column by it's field name instead, not just the column.
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