Slicers

 

Use slicers in Excel to quickly and easily filter pivot tables. Connect multiple slicers to multiple pivot tables to create awesome reports.

Below you can find a pivot table. Go back to Pivot Tables to learn how to create this pivot table.

Pivot Table

To insert a slicer, execute the following steps.

1. Click any cell inside the pivot table.

2. On the Analyze tab, in the Filter group, click Insert Slicer.

Insert Slicer

3. Check Country and click OK.

Insert Slicers

4. Click United States to find out which products we export the most to the United States.

Excel Slicer

Conclusion: bananas are our main export product to the United States. The report filter (cell B1) changes to United States.

OK, that was pretty easy. Let's insert a second slicer.

5. Click any cell inside the pivot table.

6. On the Analyze tab, in the Filter group, click Insert Slicer.

Insert Slicer

7. Check Product and click OK.

Insert Another Slicer

8. Select the slicer.

9. On the Options tab, in the Slicer Styles group, click a slicer style.

Change Slicer Style

10. Use the second slicer. Click the Multi-Select button to select multiple products.

Multiple Slicers

Note: instead of using the Multi-Select button, hold down CTRL to select multiple items.

To really impress your boss, execute the following steps.

11. Insert a second pivot table.

To connect both slicers to this pivot table, execute the following steps.

12. Select the first slicer.

13. On the Options tab, in the Slicer group, click Report Connections.

Click Report Connections

14. Select the second pivot table and click OK.

Connect Slicer to Pivot Table

15. Repeat steps 12-14 for the second slicer.

16. Use both slicers.

Multiple Slicers and Pivot Tables

Conclusion: the total amount of apples exported to Canada equals $24,867 (6 orders) and the total amount of oranges exported to Canada equals $19,929 (3 orders).

17. Click the icon in the upper-right corner of a slicer to clear the filter.

Clear Filter

Note: we didn't export any beans or carrots to Canada. Try it yourself, download the Excel file and use slicers to create awesome reports.