How To Delete Pivot Tables in Google Sheets

Last Updated on November 1, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to delete pivot tables in Google Sheets.

How To Delete Pivot Tables in Google Sheets

Pivot tables are a great way to summarize and analyze data in Google Sheets. They allow you to quickly spot trends and patterns in your data.

However, sometimes you may want to remove a pivot table from your sheet. Since pivot tables behave a bit differently from regular tables, you may not know about the best way to delete a pivot table from your sheet.

This guide will show you how to easily delete a pivot table in Google Sheets.

How To Remove Pivot Tables in Google Sheets

Here’s how to remove pivot tables in Google Sheets.

Step 1

First, you may want to consider deleting the spreadsheet that the Pivot table is currently placed. This is a good option if there is no other data present in the sheet.

Right-click on the sheet tab that contains the pivot table you want to delete.

Step 2

Next, select the Delete option from the menu.

Step 3

Google Sheets will warn the user that they will be deleting an entire sheet. Click on OK to proceed with the action.

Step 4

If your sheet already contains data you would like to keep, then deleting the entire sheet is not an option.

First, select the top-left cell of the pivot table.

Step 5

Hit the Delete key in your keyboard to remove the pivot table from the current sheet.

Summary

This guide should be everything you need to delete pivot tables in Google Sheets.

You may make a copy of this example spreadsheet to test it out on your own.