Excel 2000: Excel Quits When GetPivotData Function Is in Second Workbook

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If you create a GetPivotData function in Microsoft Excel 2000, Excel may quit unexpectedly. This problem occurs if:
  • The PivotTable is in one workbook, and the GetPivotData function is in another workbook.
  • The PivotTable contains a date field.


To compare the date field values against the string that is used in the GetPivotData function, Excel must format the date field according to the correct format string that is applied to that field. The function that fetches the format string structure has an argument that says which book it should look in. This argument in this case is NULL, which Excel interprets as being the current book. The current book, however, is the book that the formula is on. This causes the problem.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
276367 OFF2000: How to Obtain the Latest Office 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date           Time  Version    Size       File name     
   01-Jul-2002  09:42                  1,865,364  Excel.msp
   01-Jul-2002  10:58                  4,470,636  Excel_admin.msp
After the hotfix is installed, the English version of this fix will have the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date           Time  Version    Size       File name     
   29-Jun-2002  03:16      7,163,949  Excel.exe 


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP-3).


Article ID: 324391 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 4.1
  • Microsoft Excel 2000 Standard Edition
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