Sometimes using more than one pivot table is a mess.
But it’s not a mess if you connect all the pivot tables with a single slicer.
So do you know how to link a slicer with multiple pivot tables?
If you don’t know then follow this post and you will learn a superb trick to create some interactive dashboards.
Yes, that’s right.
Let’s say you are working on a dashboard where you are using multiple pivot tables and if you are able to connect slicer to all the pivot tables you can control entire dashboard with a single slicer.
In above example, we have a single slicer to control both of the pivot tables.
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Steps to Connect a Slicer to Multiple Pivot Tables
Just follow these simple steps to insert a multi-linked slicer in pivot tables.
- First of all, take two or more pivot tables to connect a slicer.
- After that, select a cell in any of the pivot-table and Go to Analyze → Filter → Insert Slicer.
- Now, you will get Insert Slicer dialog box. Select the column to use as a filter in the slicer and click OK.
- At this point, you have a slicer in your worksheet which can filter the pivot table in which you insert it.
- From here, select the slicer and go to Analyze → Slicer → Report Connections.
- You will get a new dialog box with the list of pivot tables which are in your workbook. Just tick mark all the pivot tables and click OK.
Congratulations! you have connected the slicer with two pivot tables.
Important: You can only connect a slicer with more than one pivot table using the same data source.
I love to link a slicer to multiple pivot tables when I have to work on dashboards.
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