Date Formatting in a Pivot Table

Lorrie Griffin
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I have not been able to format dates in a Pivot Table since I started using Excel 2016.  I have tried a number of fixes on the blog to no avail.  The data worksheet has the date formatted as I would like which is 06/02/18.  When I add the date to the Pivot Table it pulls in the Month as a column which is not in my original data and then gives me a date column that looks like 2-Jun.  I really want the date to look the way it is in the original data.  Can anyone help please?  I would truly appreciate it.  Let me know if you need to see an example.  Thank you in advance.  I am sure it is something small I am missing.

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Hi Lorrie

Right Click on the 2-Jun and select Ungroup. That should fix it

To prevent it happening in future go to File > Options > Data and tick "Disable Automatic Grouping of dates"


Thank you so much.  That worked!!  I knew it was something like that but I had no idea that it groups the dates in a Pivot Table.  You have saved me many more hours of anguish. 

Have a great weekend and summer!!!


Excellent. It works!

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