Pivot slicer not custom sorting like it should

Jer Maine

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I have a custom sort list set up in Excel. The Pivot table is accepting the sort and sorting accordingly. However, the slicer is not sorting by the custom list. It is only sorting alphabetically. Is there something else that needs to happen to get the slicer to sort properly?

As a simplified example, I have a pivot table with the following rows that sort in this order:

Jim
Thomas
Andrew

However, the slicer sorts like this:

Andrew
Jim
Thomas
 

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BobUmlas

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When the slicer is selected, use the Slicer contextual tab in the ribbon. Then, way on the left in the ribbon is Slicer settings. Make sure the checkbox for use custom lists in sorting is checked.
 

Jer Maine

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That option is not available to me for some reason.

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BobUmlas

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See my image. Don't know why yours is missing. Sorry.
 

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Jer Maine

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Hmmmm. That is mysterious. Thanks for your help. I'll see what else I can find out about that setting not being there.
 

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