Excel 2010 – Slicer

Microsoft Excel 2010 delivers a new feature called slicer; it allows you to slice-and-dice your pivot table.  In the older versions of Excel, if you want to use pivot table to do an income analysis for BC, Ontario and Quebec; and include disability insurance and long term care products; then you would use report filter to select corresponding items in province and product type.  But report filter does not give you a good visualization, where slicers show you what you have chosen.


Create a slicer in an existing PivotTable – it cannot be easier.

  • Click anywhere in the PivotTable report for which you want to create a slicer.  This displays the PivotTable Tools, adding an Options and a Design tab on the Ribbon.
  • On the Options tab, in the Sort & Filter group, click Insert Slicer.


  • In the Insert Slicers dialog box, select the check box of the PivotTable fields for which you want to create a slicer.


  • Click OK, then you can use the slicers to choose your provinces and product types.


You know what have been included and what have not been in your pivot table.

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