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Excel Pivot Charts

Learn how to make your Pivot Table data come to life in Excel! You can accomplish this with Excel Pivot Table Charts!

Here are the top things on what you can do with creating charts on Pivot Tables in Excel:

Pivot Charts

Pivot Charts in Excel are an extension of a Pivot Table and they show its values in a graphical representation.  So when you filter a Pivot Table, the Pivot Chart updates accordingly.

To insert a Pivot Chart you need to click in your Pivot Table, go to the PivotTable Tools tab in the Ribbon and choose Pivot Chart.  Below I show you how easy this can be achieved and in a few clicks you can turn dull information in to colorful insight!

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Here is our Pivot Table:

STEP 1: Click on your Pivot Table and go to Options > PivotChart

STEP 2: Select a Chart type and click OK.

You now have your cool Pivot Chart!

Pivot Charts & Slicers

Now we will take this concept once step further and insert a Slicer.  The cool thing about this is that the Slicer will control both the Pivot Table and the Pivot Chart.

See how you can start creating some awesome interactive analytical reports in just a couple of steps.

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Here we have our Pivot Table and Pivot Chart ready:

STEP 1: Click in your Pivot Table and go to Options > Insert Slicer

STEP 2: Select Region and Year. Click OK

You now have your Slicer and you can play around with it! It will affect both the Pivot Table and Pivot Chart!

Expand and Collapse Fields in Pivot Chart in Excel

Pivot Charts are really cool to use, as it gives you a great visual representation of your Pivot Table data. Did you know that you can actually Expand and Collapse Fields in your Pivot Chart? So that you can control the amount of detail to show in your Chart?

This is our source data.

Expand and Collapse Fields in Pivot Charts in Excel

This is our Pivot Table and Pivot Chart.

Expand and Collapse Fields in Pivot Charts in Excel

It is very simple to do so and we will show you how!

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STEP 1: To expand your field, right click on a part of the chart, and go to Expand/Collapse > Expand Entire Field

Expand and Collapse Fields in Pivot Charts in Excel

With just that, your Pivot Chart has now expanded to the Sales Figures per Customer!

Expand and Collapse Fields in Pivot Charts in Excel

STEP 2:  Now let us collapse this back, right click on a part of the chart, and go to Expand/Collapse > Collapse Entire Field

Expand and Collapse Fields in Pivot Charts in Excel

Now your Pivot Chart has gone back to showing the Sales Figures by Region!

Expand and Collapse Fields in Pivot Charts in Excel

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