Solved

Pivot table - looses conditional formatting when slicing

Posted on 2014-01-21
3
1,885 Views
Last Modified: 2014-01-27
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?
0
Comment
Question by:lora2014
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
Jerry Paladino earned 350 total points
ID: 39799545
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.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:jkasavan
ID: 39809012
Or...have the conditional formatting rule apply to ALL of column E ($E:$E).
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:lora2014
ID: 39814136
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.
0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This tutorial explains how to create a series of drop-down lists that are dependent upon prior selections to guide (“force”) the user to make the correct selection and reduce data errors within Microsoft Excel. Excel 2010 was used for this tutorial;…
Freeze panes is an option within all variants of Excel to enable parts of a sheet to remain stationary when the cursor is in another part of the sheet. This is a very useful feature which is overlooked or under used.
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates how to create Excel charts: column, area, line, bar, and scatter charts. Formatting tips are provided as well.
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate the scrolling table in Microsoft Excel using the INDEX function.

635 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question