Filter one sheet and see effects of filter in charts on 2nd sheet.


New Member
Mar 20, 2018
This may be too complicated to describe or understand a solution, but I'll try...

I've got one sheet (tab) of data. I used data on that tab to create pivot tables and generate pie and bar charts on another tab in the same spreadsheet. From what I can tell, there isn't a maintained connection between these charts and the original data. I can change something on the data tab, and the charts on the other tab don't update to reflect the change.

I was wanting to set things up so that I'd have all these charts, and if I filter data on the first tab, the pie and bar charts would update.

For instance, I'm tracking age, gender, and device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, PC, etc.) usage. I have a nice pie chart showing me this device usage for all my participants. Now, I want to see how that device usage changes if I just look at Gen X users, or Baby boomers. So, I'd like to be able to filter out some of my age ranges, and see how those charts change. If I make a change to the filter or put things back the way they were, the charts would go back to the way they looked before.

How would I go about doing this? Is there a way of setting up charts so they are "live" and still connected to the data they represent?



Board Regular
Dec 28, 2017
it sounds like what you are after is using slicers to augment the data to filter out what you are after.
look up "dashboards" to get an idea. hope this helps. slicers work best when all the data is from the same source (ie table or array)

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