Some tools can make your life easier when you understand how to apply them correctly, like the Pivot Table Slicer, which has a lot of advantages. But what happens if this doesn’t work as you imagined?
It is such a waste of time! Fortunately, in this article, you will find the answers to the 4 most common questions related to Slicers in Excel to pass through these awful complications:
Ready to solve all these concerns? Keep reading!
This might be the most common question. Thus, to understand why you can’t connect your Slicer is vital to go to the font: literally the data source.
That simple table, or data set, in which you create the original pivot table needs to be the same source as the others. So to prevent a possible mistake, make sure about your range because one extra cell will change everything.
However, if the “Report Connections” window doesn’t show you the pivot table of the graphic you want to link, you can fix the problem by doing the following:
Locking cells or protecting your worksheets in Excel is very handy. However, when working with Pivot Tables and Slicers, you may not want other users to mess up all your hard work. In that kind of situation, you can block your Pivot Table but leave the Slicer as the interactive part by doing the following:
Usually, when you remove a slicer, your Pivot table clears the filters, but when this does not happen, follow these steps to solve this problem:
Sometimes, when you add a slicer, the icon is grayed out, which means it is disabled. To fix this problem, you only need to restart the workbook. So, to that you can follow these steps:
There you have it! Now you can solve any difficulty related to Slicers. If you want to know more, check out our Excel course here in Skillademia! And don’t let anything stop you from improving your skills and learning some handy tips to master Excel. Good luck!