Filter charts and tables with Slicers


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If you create a custom dashboard, you can add a slicer to filter your tables, charts, or pivot tables.


To get an example spreadsheet and follow along with the video, click “Make a Copy” below.

Make a copy

Add a slicer

  1. On your computer, open a spreadsheet at
  2. Click the chart or pivot table you want to filter.
  3. At the top, click Data and then Add a slicer.
  4. At the right, choose a column to filter by.
  5. Click the slicer and choose your filter rules:
    • Filter by condition: Choose from a list of conditions or create your own.
    • Filter by values: Uncheck any data points that you want to hide. 

Delete a Slicer

  1. Click the Slicer.
    • Press Delete or Backspace.
    • Click Menu More and then Delete slicer


  • You can use one slicer per column. To filter by more than one column, add multiple slicers.
  • Slicers apply to all charts and pivot tables in a sheet that use the same data set.
  • Slicers don’t apply to formulas in a sheet that use the same data set.
  • If you add multiple slicers that use the same source data, make sure the range of each slicer is the same as the others.
  • A slicer’s filter selections remain private and unsaved unless you set them as default.

Example slicer

gif of slicer use

Filters, filter views & slicers


  • Visibility: Visible to everyone who can access the spreadsheet. Filters remain in place until they're removed or changed.
  • Reuse: Can’t be stored as templates for reuse. 
  • Permissions: Anyone who can view the spreadsheet will see an applied filter, but you can’t apply or change a filter without edit access.

Filter views:

  • Visibility: If you apply a filter view, only you can see it.
  • Reuse: You can save multiple filter views. Anyone with access to the spreadsheet can see and apply saved filter views.
  • Permissions: You need edit access to save filter views, but if you have view access, you can create temporary filter views.


  • Visibility: Anyone with access to the spreadsheet can see and adjust filters on a slicer. When you apply a filter on a slicer, changes are only visible to you, unless you set them as default. 
  • Reuse: Filters applied on a slicer can’t be saved for reuse, unless you set them as default. When you set filter selections as default, they'll be applied for everyone that has access to the spreadsheet. 
  • Permissions: Everyone with access to the spreadsheet can see slicers, but you need edit access to add or remove a new slicer.

Edit your slicer

  1. On your computer, open a spreadsheet at
  2. To change the data range, column, or title of a slicer, click the slicer you want to change.
  3. On the right side, click More Moreand then Edit slicer.

To change the filter options, click Filter Filter list.

Save your slicer filtering selections

To keep the filters you apply on your slicer after you close your spreadsheet, set them as default. If you share your spreadsheet with others, they'll see the default filters.

  1. On your computer, open a spreadsheet at
  2. On the right side of the slicer you want to make default, click More Moreand then Set current filters as default.


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