Microsoft Excel – showing the Field List in a PivotTable in alphabetical order

By default, when you insert a PivotTable into an Excel workbook, the field list is shown in the order of the column headings in the original data set. I was working at a clientt site recently where there were numerous columns and we were unfamiliar with the data. Someone suggested it might be easier if we could see the field list in alphabetical order.

To achieve this, from the Pivot Table Tools Options tab at the left of the ribbon, click Options. The Options dialog box will be displayed. Go to the Display tab.

PivotTable Options display tab

Towards the bottom in the Field List section, select Sort A to Z. Click OK. Your field list will now be shown in alphabetical order.

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About jdonbavand

I am a trainer of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project and Crystal Reports. I have called my blog "If Only I'd Known That...." because I hear it so many times in training sessions. In fact, if only I had a £100 (or 150 Aussie dollars)for every time someone says "If only I'd known that." ....
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