How to Filter Charts Using the Google Sheets Slicer

Last Updated on November 1, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to filter charts using the Google Sheets Slicer

How to Filter Charts Using the Google Sheets Slicer

The Google Sheets Slicer is a useful feature that allows users to quickly filter data in charts and pivot tables. This can be helpful if you want to make your data more interactive, and allow your users to quickly see different views of your data.

We can use the Slicer to allow the user to quickly filter the relevant data they want to visualize in a graph.

In this guide, we will show you how to use the Google Sheets slicer to filter charts.

How to Use the Google Sheets Slicer to Filter Data in Charts

Here’s how to use the Google Sheets slicer to filter data in your charts.

Step 1

We’ll now explain how to start filtering charts using the Google Sheets Slicer tool.

First, we’ll need to create at least one chart from a Google Sheets table.

Start by selecting the data range you want to convert into a chart. In this example, we want to create a graph that compares three different metrics tracked monthly.

Step 2

We can create a chart by selecting the option Insert > Chart.

Step 3

You should now have a chart that visualizes your selected table. Before we add a slicer, we may modify the chart settings.

For example, you may want to convert your chart to a line or bar chart instead.

Step 4

Next, we’ll now add a Slicer to our original data. Select the Add a slicer option under the Data menu.

Step 5

The user will be prompted to select a data range that the Slicer will filter. Select the data range that is also the source of the chart you want to filter.

In this example, we will select the range A1:D13.

Step 6

A Slicer element should now appear in the current spreadsheet. Double-click on the object to reveal the Slicer panel on the right side of the spreadsheet.

You may now select which columns you want the user to filter with. In this example, we want the user to select specific months to display on the bar chart.

Step 7

Click on the ‘All’ option in the Slicer element to reveal more options.

The user may now select how to slice or filter the target range.

For example, we can choose to only display the months of January, February, and March in our table. Click on OK to proceed.

Step 8

The slicer will filter the source range and this in turn will affect the chart.

Step 9

Users can take advantage of the Google Sheets Slicer tool to modify multiple charts at once.

This will work if all charts use the affected range as the source range.

Summary

This guide should be everything you need to filter charts using the Google Sheets slicer.

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