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Microsoft Excel 224
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This is part 2 of the PivotTables series.

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Comment from Russ Bleil @ 8/1/2009
I'm having the exact same problem, getting the same message. I've tried everything but with no success. Need your help.

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Comment from  Ellen @ 4/23/2009
When I try to group dates I, too, get error message "Cannot group that selection." I have Office 2007.
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Comment from Finlay Milroy @ 11/11/2008
Richard: were you able to work Denise's problem out? I get the same "Cannot group that selection." message in both Excel 2003 and 2007. Excel 224, Lesson 02, minute 2:59. I right click on Date header, then click Groupand Show Detail in 2003 and Group in 2007 (there is no Group and Show Detail intermediate selection in 2007)and I get the error message in both cases. Any ideas?
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Same problem as Denise Comment from Richard Rost @ 10/5/2008
Ro, send me your sheet and I'll take a look at what you're doing. I can't re-create the problem on my end.
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Same problem as Denise Comment from Ro @ 10/4/2008
HI Richard,

I am experiencing the same problem as Denise.  When I create the Pivot table on my own I am getting the "Cannot group that selection" error as well.  If I use the data set that you created, I don't have that problem.  Have you figured this one out?  thanks!! Ro
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Comment from Richard Rost @ 2/28/2008
Denise, without seeing exactly what you're doing, I really can't say what the problem is. What time-index in the video are you getting to when you get this problem? I'll see if I can recreate it. Since nobody else has complained here about this (and I know several thousand people have taken this class) it's got to be something you're doing different... but don't worry, we'll figure it out.
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Comment from Denise Nichols @ 2/23/2008
I have followed the instructions exactly however when I right click on the Date field and select Group and Show Detail option / Group I get the following error message - "Cannot group that selection."  What can the problem be?
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