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    Excel spreadsheet with error messages

    I have excel spreadsheet with lots of tabs and 1 tab with workbook connections linking to other spreadsheet. It was working fine and after I have done some field update, these message error appears :-

    The PivotTable field name is not valid. To create a PivotTable report, you must use data that is organized as a list with labeled colums. If you are changing the name of the PivotTable field, you must type a new name for the field.

    This operation is not allowed. The operation is attempting to shift cells in a table on your worksheet.

    Cannot complete oreation: A table cannot overlap with a PivotTable report, query results, a table, merged cells, or an XML mapping.

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    Re: Excel spreadsheet with error messages

    Welcome to the forum.

    Please update your profile to Office 365 (days of the year), not 360 (degrees in a circle - no such Office version).

    It's not going to be easy to help without a workbook. Are you able to share the problem file with us?
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    Re: Excel spreadsheet with error messages

    Hi Ali,

    Thanks for the reply. I will update my profile.

    The spreadsheet is linked to 12 excel files.
    I can't share it here as it is work related files with confidential information.
    Can you offer some other suggestion please.

    Regards,

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    Re: Excel spreadsheet with error messages

    Not really. What have you done so far to try to work round it?

    There is a lot of information in the error message about what may well be wrong, and I'm guessing you've removed or updated a filed that the pivot table uses and therefore messed things up.

    You should work through each of the messages to determine whether you have done what it says.

    Have you tried reverting to your latest back-up file?

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    Re: Excel spreadsheet with error messages

    Hiya,
    It's fixed now. Thanks for the tips.

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