copying pivot tables and source data

dakotasteve

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Hello there
My problem is when I copy two worksheets (one worksheet contains the source data, the other a pivot table) from workbook 1 to a new workbook 2, the copy seems to work fine. But in workbook 2, when I make changes to the source data, the pivot table worksheet in workbook 2 does not seem to refresh when I click the refresh button. Any way around this?
thx
Steve
 

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Datsmart

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When you copy a chart or pivot table to a different location, it will still reference the original data table. You will have to change the source or rebuild the chart or pivot table.
 

Datsmart

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To change the reference in a pivot table:
Right click the table, choose Pivot table wizard,
Click "Back" to get to step 2.
Edit the sheetname portion of the "Range" reference.
example:
Change "Sheet1!$A$1:$B$25" to "Sheet2!$A$1:$B$25"
Click Finish to save changes.
 

dakotasteve

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Thanks John

I was thinking that was probably the only answer, I was trying to avoid having to manually change the reference through the Pivot Wizard, but apparently that is my only option!
 

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