Cannot Open PivotTable Source File Fix in Excel

Need help with your enterprise or programmatic SEO strategy? Let’s chat.

When downloading a pre-built Excel dashboard, or moving one around on your computer, you might experience an error and you won’t be able to open your PivotTable.

The error will come up and say ‘Cannot open PivotTable source file’ and then include the file name.

The simple fix is to disconnect all slicers, remove the original file name from the PivotTable data source, and then reconnect the slicers.

In the video, you can see I disconnect my slicers, and then remove the original filename from the data source leaving only ‘RAW’. ‘RAW’ is the table name that is on my ‘RAW’ data tab.

Posts you might also be interested in

Like this article?

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Linkedin
Share on Pinterest

One Reply to “Cannot Open PivotTable Source File Fix in Excel”

  1. even after changing the data source and saving changes, After closing and reopening the sheet, it reverts and still passes same error. my sheet does not use splicers though.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.