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Excel 2016 In Depth by Bill Jelen

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16. Using Slicers and Filtering a Pivot Table

Pivot table filters have been quietly evolving over the past several versions of Excel. Excel 2010 pivot tables introduced a visual filter called a slicer. Slicers enable you to perform ad-hoc analysis by choosing various items from various fields in the pivot table. Excel 2013 added a new date-centric visual filter called a timeline.

Filtering Using the Row Label Filter

To follow along, create a new pivot table from the 16-Slicers.xlsx file. Check the Customer, Date, Quantity, Revenue, COGS, and Profit fields. On the Design tab, open the Report Layout drop-down. Choose Tabular form and then choose Repeat All Item Labels. Choose the Banded Rows check box on the Design tab. You will end up with the ...

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