Have a Pivot Table with dates involved? Did you know you can create a cool timeline slicer wherein you can dynamically filter your data based on date ranges?

You will be blown away by what it can do! And with just a couple of clicks!

Our data has an Order Date column that we will use for the Slicer.

Timeline Slicer in Excel



STEP 1: Insert a new Pivot table by clicking on your data and going to Insert > Pivot Table > New Worksheet or Existing Worksheet

Timeline Slicer in Excel


STEP 2: In the ROWS section put in the Sales Region field.  In the VALUES section put in the Sales field.

Timeline Slicer in Excel


STEP 3: Let us now add our timeline slicer! Go to PivotTable Tools> Analyze > Filter > Insert Timeline

Timeline Slicer in Excel

STEP 4: Make sure ORDER DATE is ticked. Click OK.

Timeline Slicer in Excel


And now you have your Timeline Slicer! You can play around and set different date ranges, then the pivot table data will also adjust accordingly.

Timeline Slicer in Excel

See this example where we tried Jan 2012 – Mar 2012. You can also change the unit (e.g. months, years, etc.) of your slicer!

Timeline Slicer in Excel

How to Create a Timeline Slicer in Excel


Helpful Resource:

Excel Pivot Table




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