Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Tech Support: Always show collapsed data in a pivot table with data from external data connections

Always show collapsed data in a pivot table with data from external data connections

Hi!  I use Excel 2007 and have data connections to an MS SQL server. 
In my worksheets I have pivot-tabels that show data from the external data connections.  My problem is that pivot-tables shows data expanded when users open the file.  The worksheets are automatically refreshed when opening the file.
I want the tables to always show data collapsed.  Even though I have selected collapsed view in the pivot-table when I saved the worksheet, the table will be expanded the next time a user open the worksheet and the data is automatically refreshed.  Is it
possible to always show a pivot-table collapsed when I use an excternal data connections as source?
I have the following fields in my pivot-table:
Report Filter: "ci_type"
Row Labels: "ci_id" and "open_time"
Values: "count of id"
I user data-filter "yeasterday" in the filter for Row Labels (based on "open_time").  Value filter is "ci_id" :Top 5 by "count of id"
Best regards

Solutions to the Problem Always show collapsed data in a pivot table with data from external data connections

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AFAIK you will not be able to hide the fields when you have linked to an external data source..

So probably you can ask all users to collapse, however we can wait if Microsoft has any update to be released.

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