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I want my pivot table to auto update/refresh when I add more data to the table that I am generating the pivot table from. In that case I have selected the entire worksheet to generate the pivot table. Because I have blank columns and rows in my worksheet, a column and row titles "blank" are automatically added to my pivot table.

How can I keep addding data to my chart that will automatically refresh my pivot table and not have a "blank" column or row?

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What exactly are you creating the pivot table with? Excel for Mac? Which version? –  Karan Mar 7 '13 at 3:47

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Simply unselect the "Blank" option in the data. Then it will not appear in the pivot. When you update this should be remembered I think.

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Yep it does auto update. Thanks –  chaines Mar 8 '13 at 0:48
No worries, please remember to mark the answer as accepted. –  Julian Knight Mar 8 '13 at 10:18

Just to clarify, you will need to make sure that the field settings allow for new items to be added to manual filter. Click on the data label in the pivottable field list and select field settings

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