The Ultimate Guide to Learn and Implement Pivot Charts in Excel

Charts and Graphs in Excel are proven to represent your data in the form of a visualization in the best way possible. But they always tend to lack the importance of bringing life to the visualization. Microsoft Excel came up with Pivot Charts in Excel to fix this that turn the whole data visualization platform into an interactive experience.

This tutorial is all about interactive data visualization using pivot charts in Excel.

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What Are Pivot Charts in Excel?

Pivot charts in excel are interactive data visualizations available in Excel by default. These Pivot charts in Excel help you summarise the data columns in the spreadsheet and help you present your data in a dynamically interactive manner in real-time.

Now that you have a brief overview of pivot charts in Excel, you will look at and  understand how to work with them in real-time.

How to Implement Pivot Charts in Excel?

In this section, you must consider the superstore dataset and create an interactive pivot chart using Excel.

Step 1

The following image is a glimpse of the original data.

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Step 2

Now, select any cell in the table and click on the "Insert" tab on the toolbar.

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Select the pivot chart option in the "Charts" group. Select the "Pivot Chart" option as shown below.

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Step 3

You will now get a pop-up on the screen asking the position of the pivot chart. You must select the "New Worksheet" option for now, as shown below.

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Step 4

Now, a new empty pivot chart will appear, as shown below. You can drag and drop the legends and parameters to obtain a fully functional and interactive pivot chart.

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Step 5

Create a pivot chart by dragging and dropping the region parameter.

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Step 6

Create a pivot chart by dragging and dropping the category parameter.

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Similarly, you can create a variety of dynamically interactive pivot charts.

The overall sheet appears as follows. It has a dynamic pivot table and interactive pivot chart, as shown below.

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You have now concluded this tutorial on creating pivot charts in Excel.

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Next Steps

Here, you learned how to build a pivot table and pivot chart using one single sheet. "Pivot Table using multiple sheets" can be your next learning endeavor where you will reach the next advanced level of handling multiple sheets on the go.

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