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Excel® Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts: Your visual blueprint™ for creating dynamic spreadsheets by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 5. Customizing PivotTable Fields

Rename a PivotTable Field

PivotTable field names come from the column headings used in the original source data. However, if you are using an external data source, the field names come from the names used in the data source's fields. If you do not like some or all of the field names in your PivotTable, you can rename them. Excel will remember the new names you specify and even preserve them when you refresh or rebuild the PivotTable. Note, however, that Excel does not change the corresponding headings in the source data.

Why rename a field? Usually because the original name is not suitable in some way. For example, many field names consist of multiple words that have been joined to avoid spaces, so you might ...

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