Reset edited Member Names

Mar 15, 2013 at 5:36 AM
There is a little-known (perhaps even undocumented) feature of Excel Pivot Tables where if you are presenting Dimension members (e.g. as Rows) the user can type onto those cells which becomes a permanent override for that member name. Note the user cannot edit the existing value but can type over it.

These edits are incredibly persistent - I do not know of any way to remove them. I've tried clearing the Pivot Cache, refreshing, removing the field and re-adding it. The only solution appears to be rebuilding the Pivot Table.

Could you add a new feature to this Add-In to reset any such Member Name edits?

Thanks
Mike
Coordinator
Mar 15, 2013 at 4:27 PM
That's a great suggestion. I've run into this confusion many times before and had equal trouble locating and removing the renamed members.

Hidden on this page is a link to an Excel Add-in called PivotPower which is designed for non-OLAP PivotTables. It has a Reset Captions feature (or last I checked it did). Please try that.
http://olappivottableextend.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=Acknowledgments%20and%20Additional%20Information&referringTitle=Home

If you have trouble getting it to work, do let me know and I can consider including this feature in OLAP PivotTable Extensions.
Marked as answer by furmangg on 6/9/2014 at 12:47 AM
Aug 7 at 4:31 PM
Edited Aug 7 at 4:34 PM
Idem j'ai la même problématique et cela pourait être intéressant ...
J'ai testé PivotPower mais il ne rétabli pas le libellé mais l'identifiant OLAP : [Nom Dimension].[Nom Attribut].&[Index]
Donc ne remplit pas la bonne fonction vis à vis d'un pivot OLAP ...

Merci de votre retour et félicitations pour le travail et cet add-on.

Again I've the same problem and i think it could be interesting.
I've tested PivotPower but he doesn't bring back the caption but only the OLAP Id : [Dimension Name].[Attribute Name].&[Index].
So it doesn't work fine for an OLAP pivot table.

Thanks for your return and great job for this add-on.