Rename a field or item in a PivotTable or PivotChart report

You can quickly change the Custom Name of a field or item without displaying the Field Settings or Value Field Settings dialog boxes. The following procedures do not change the Source Name of the field or item.

PivotTable report

  1. Click the field or item that you want to rename.

  2. On the Options tab, in the Active Field group, click the Active Field text box.

  3. Type a new name.

  4. Press ENTER.

Note: Renaming a numeric item changes it to text, which sorts separately from numeric values and can't be grouped with numeric items.

PivotChart report

  1. Click the object in the chart (such as a bar, line, or column) that corresponds to the field or item that you want to rename.

  2. On the Analyze tab, in the Active Field group, click the Active Field text box.

  3. Type a new name.

  4. Press ENTER.

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