troubleshooting Question

can excel 2016 jump to source rows from a pivot table cell ?

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When viewing a pivot table, I often discover "bugs" in the source data.  For instance pivot summary by part name might reveal that part number 1234 has misspellings of the name.

I have often wanted a "jump to source" feature which allows me to correct the source easily.

Solution #1 is to double clicking on the pivot table cell which creates a nice copy of the source rows.
Unfortunately, to fix the incorrect rows, I still have to jump around quite a bit.

Solution #2 I found PTCellFilterExcelDataSource contextures.com which has a Demo  that works perfectly - I double click a pivot table cell and I drill down to the source sheet. It is filtered to show only the associated rows.

Unfortunately, PTCellFilterExcelDataSource  is pretty complicated, and too much effort for the quick and dirty projects I usually encounter.

So I wonder if Excel 2016 has finally incorporated a simple "jump to pivot source" procedure?  If so, I think it is time for me to upgrade.

rberke
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