Multiple Excel Pivot Tables

Pivot Table Slicers were first introduced in Excel 2010 for Windows and Excel 2016 for Mac.

They are a visual filter in the form of an interactive button.  There are several cool things that you can do with Slicers, like customize them, filter them and connect them to multiple Pivot Tables.

Here you can view our Ultimate Guide To Excel Pivot Table Slicers.

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…(scroll further down to watch our YouTube instructional video!)


 

Normally when you insert an Excel 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) / PivotTable Connections (Excel 2010) option within the Slicer.  This is how it is achieved:

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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:

Multiple Excel Pivot Tables

 

ROWS: Region

VALUES: Sum of Sales

Multiple Excel Pivot Tables

 

Setup Pivot Table #2:

Multiple Excel Pivot Tables

 

ROWS: Customer

VALUES: Sum of Sales

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

Multiple Excel Pivot Tables

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

Multiple Excel Pivot Tables

Multiple Excel Pivot Tables

 

 

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

Multiple Excel Pivot Tables

Multiple Excel Pivot Tables

 

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

Multiple Excel Pivot Tables

Multiple Excel Pivot Tables

 

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

Have a look at the following image and the tutorial below that to see how this is achieved using Excel 2013:

Multiple Excel Pivot Tables

Multiple Excel Pivot Tables

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