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How to delete one or all pivot tables in Excel?

Pivot table is a very useful function for viewing or calculating data in Excel, so we may usually insert Pivot tables into a worksheet or multiple worksheets. But do you know how to delete one or all pivot tables in a worksheet or the whole workbook?

Delete one pivot table in a worksheet

Delete all pivot tables in the whole workbook with VBA

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In Excel, you can delete one pivot table as follow:

1. Click the pivot table report. See screenshot:

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2. Then click Option > Select > Entire PivotTable to select then pivot table. See screenshot:

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Tip: If you are using Excel 2013, please select the entire pivot table with clicking the Analyze > Select > Entire PivotTable.

3. And press Delete button on the keyboard, the pivot table will be removed.


arrow blue right bubble Delete all pivot tables in the whole workbook with VBA

If you have multiple pivot tables in a workbook, delete them one by one is too time-consuming. Now you can use a VBA to remove them at once.

1. Press Alt + F11 to display the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the window, click Insert > Module to show a new module window, then copy the following VBA code into the module window.

VBA: Remove all pivot tables in the whole workbook.

Sub DeleteAllPivotTablesInWorkbook()
'Updateby20140618
Dim xWs As Worksheet
Dim xPT As PivotTable
For Each xWs In Application.ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets
    For Each xPT In xWs.PivotTables
        xWs.Range(xPT.TableRange2.Address).Delete Shift:=xlUp
    Next
Next
End Sub
3. Click Run button, then all pivot tables in the whole workbook are removed.

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    Cora · 6 months ago
    Thank you, selecting all pivot and press delete does work. I used to moved the pivot table to another tab and then delete the tab...
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    russell · 1 years ago
    this does not work. who wrote this?