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When you create a new PivotTable or refresh data for an existing PivotTable (by clicking Refresh Data on the Data menu), you may receive the following error message:
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The PivotTable field name is not valid. To create a PivotTable, you must use data that is organized as a list with labeled columns. If you are changing the name of a PivotTable field, you must type a new name for the field.
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This problem occurs when the first row of the range from which the PivotTable is attempting to pull data contains one or more empty cells.
To resolve this problem, use either of the following methods.
Method 1: Remove Empty CellsModify the first row so that it does not contain any empty cells.
Method 2: Select a Cell Range with No Empty Cells in the First RowChange the range the PivotTable references to a range where the first row does not contain empty cells. To change or determine the range of cells referenced by an existing PivotTable, follow these steps:
For more information about PivotTables, click Microsoft Excel Help on the Help menu, type Create a PivotTable Report in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.
Article ID: 213955 - Last Review: August 16, 2012 - Revision: 1.0
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