Change Layout of Report Filter | MyExcelOnline

The report filter is very useful when it comes to working with your Pivot Table. By default, when you add report filters in Pivot Table, they are displayed in a single vertical list.

Change Layout of Report Filter | MyExcelOnline

At first, when I used that, I thought the layout is completely fixed. And nothing could be further from the truth! There are options that allow you to customize the report filter layout.

 

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Here is our Pivot Table and you can see the layout of our filters:

Change Layout of Report Filter | MyExcelOnline

 

Method 1: Switch to Horizontal List

STEP 1: Let us change that! Go to PivotTable Analyze > PivotTable > Options

Change Layout of Report Filter | MyExcelOnline

STEP 2: Select Over, Then Down, and click OK

Change Layout of Report Filter | MyExcelOnline

The layout of our filters has changed!

Change Layout of Report Filter | MyExcelOnline

All the filters are now displayed in a horizontal format next to each other! If you want to change the layout back to vertical but this time you can limit the number of rows in the list.

Let’s see how it can be done!

 

Method 2: Limit Row in Vertical Format

STEP 1: Let us try another setup. Go back to PivotTable Analyze > PivotTable > Options

Change Layout of Report Filter | MyExcelOnline

STEP 2: Set it to Down, Then Over, and set the Report filter fields per column to 2.

Change Layout of Report Filter | MyExcelOnline

You now have a 2-column layout for your filters!

change layout of report filter

 

If you want a vertical arrangement, you can select Down, Then Over option

Change Layout of Report Filter | MyExcelOnline

For a horizontal arrangement, you can select Over, Then Down option.

Change Layout of Report Filter | MyExcelOnline

 

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