When you insert an Excel Pivot Table Slicer it is only connected to the Pivot Table that you are inserting it from.

What about if you had multiple Pivot Tables from the same data set and wanted to connect a Slicer to all of the Pivot Tables, so when you press a button all the Pivot Tables change?

Well this is possible with the Report Connections (Excel 2013, 2016, 2019 & Office 365) / PivotTable Connections (Excel 2010) option within the Slicer.

The coolest thing that you can do is to connect Slicers to multiple Excel Pivot Tables.  I explain how you can easily do this below…

Connect Slicers to Multiple Excel Pivot Tables In 5 Steps…

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Connect Slicers to Multiple Excel Pivot Tables


 

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STEP 1: Create 2 Pivot Tables by clicking in your data set and selecting Insert > Pivot Table > New Worksheet/Existing Worksheet

Setup Pivot Table #1:

Connect Slicers to Multiple Excel Pivot Tables

 

ROWS: Region

VALUES: Sum of Sales

Connect Slicers to Multiple Excel Pivot Tables

 

Setup Pivot Table #2:

Connect Slicers to Multiple Excel Pivot Tables

 

ROWS: Customer

VALUES: Sum of Sales

Connect Slicers to Multiple Excel Pivot Tables

 

STEP 2: Click in Pivot Table #1 and insert a MONTH Slicer by going to PivotTable Tools > Analyze/Options > Insert Slicer > Month > OK

Connect Slicers to Multiple Excel Pivot Tables

Connect Slicers to Multiple Excel Pivot Tables

 

STEP 3: Click in Pivot Table #2 and insert a YEAR Slicer by going to PivotTable Tools > Analyze/Options > Insert Slicer > Year > OK

Connect Slicers to Multiple Excel Pivot Tables

Connect Slicers to Multiple Excel Pivot Tables

 

 

STEP 4: Right Click on Slicer #1 and go to Report Connections(Excel 2013, 2016, 2019 & Office 365)/PivotTable Connections (Excel 2010) > “check” the PivotTable2 box and press OK

Connect Slicers to Multiple Excel Pivot Tables

Connect Slicers to Multiple Excel Pivot Tables

 

STEP 5: Right Click on Slicer #2 and go to Report Connections(Excel 2013, 2016, 2019 & Office 365)/PivotTable Connections (Excel 2010) > “check” the PivotTable1 box and press OK

Connect Slicers to Multiple Excel Pivot Tables

Connect Slicers to Multiple Excel Pivot Tables

 

Now as you select each Slicer’s items, both Pivot Tables will change!

Connect Slicers to Multiple Excel Pivot Tables

 

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