How to Create a Pivot Chart in Excel

How to Create a Pivot Chart in Excel

Excel Pivot Charts are an excellent way to add visualizations to your data. They can help you quickly get a sense of how your data is changing over time, and what might be driving it.

The first thing you need to do is create a pivot table that will contain the data that will be included in the chart. You can do this by selecting a cell in the source data table and clicking Insert > Tables > PivotTable, or you can create a new workbook and start with a blank sheet.

Now, you need to decide how you want the data to be organized in the pivot chart. You can use a simple layout, a pie chart, or something more complex like a clustered column chart. You can also customize the axis and legend for the chart.

How to Change a Pivot Chart’s Format

When you first create a pivot chart in Excel, it will default to the simplest possible formatting. If you want to change its appearance, you can select the corresponding button on the chart’s Design tab. The chart will be updated accordingly.

How to change a Pivot Chart’s Source Data

You can also connect your pivot chart to another pivot table by changing its source data. Then, the chart will be connected to the newly selected pivot table.

Once the pivot chart is linked to a different pivot table, it will automatically be updated with that new data. This can be useful if you’re going to make changes to the source data in the original table, such as adding or deleting rows.

How to hide and show field buttons on a pivot chart

There are four types of field buttons on an Excel pivot chart. Each type has its own set of options and can be used to filter the data displayed on a pivot chart. To learn more about how to use each of these field buttons, watch this short video below, which includes written steps and a full transcrips.

How to Create a Pivot Chart with Keyboard Shortcuts

You can create a pivot chart quickly by using keyboard shortcuts. These keys are mapped to a number of different functions in the Excel software.

The following video shows you how to use these keys:

If you’re using an Excel version earlier than Microsoft Office 2013, the shortcuts will be mapped to the Excel 2010 and 2007 keyboard versions. You can find the exact mappings for these shortcuts by referring to the User Guide that came with your version of Excel.

How to Remove a Pivot Chart

If your chart is no longer useful or you’re just changing how it looks, you can delete it by selecting it and then clicking Delete in the Analyze tab on the Excel 2016 and 2013 (Options tab on Excel 2010 and earlier) menu. You can also right-click on a pivot chart and click Delete to permanently remove it from your worksheet.

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