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How to apply the same filter to multiple pivot tables?

Sometimes, you may create several pivot tables based on the same data source, and now you filter one pivot table and want other pivot tables are filtered with the same way as well, that means, you want to change multiple pivot table filters at once in Excel. This article, I will talk about the usage of a new feature Slicer in Excel 2010 and 2013.

Apply the same filter to multiple pivot tables with Slicer in Excel 2010/2013

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arrow blue right bubble Apply the same filter to multiple pivot tables with Slicer in Excel 2010/2013

If you are using Excel 2010 or 2013, there is a w feature – Slicer may help you quickly filter multiple pivot tables at once, please do as follows:

1. Create your used pivot tables based on the same data source as following screenshot shown:


2. Then click any cell in PivotTable1 to display the PivotTable Tools tab, and then click Options > Insert Slicer > Insert Slicer, see screenshot:


Tip: In Excel 2013, please click Analyze > Insert Slicer.

3. In the Insert Slicers dialog box, check a field you need to use as a filter, and then click OK to create a slicer, see screenshots:

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4. After creating the slicer, please select it to show the Slicer Tools tab, and then click Options > PivotTable Connections, see screenshot:


5. Then in the PivotTable Connections dialog box, check the pivot tables which you want to filter at the same time, see screenshot:


6. And then click OK to close it, and now, when you click one item in the slicer list, all the same relative items will be filtered out at once in the checked pivot tables, see screenshot:


Note: There is no this Silcer feature in Excel 2007.

Related article:

How to filter top 10 items in pivot table?

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    d · 3 months ago
    wonderful article. Exactly what I needed!!!
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    sonu · 8 months ago
    it is working thnkx......
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    Olivier · 1 years ago
    It doesn't seem to work if the pivot table are not on the same page...

    I don't see the connection to the other table on an other worksheet...
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      Justin · 1 years ago
      Same here, I came here looking for a solution to filter multiple pivot tables in separate worksheets all at once.
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    D-Hop · 2 years ago
    This is a wonderful, easy, and straightforward tutorial to do something that many people don't even know exists. Thank you for putting it together and making my life so much easier.