# Do you need a pivot table to make a graph?

### Table of Contents

- Do you need a pivot table to make a graph?
- Does a pivot chart require a pivot table?
- What can I use instead of a pivot table?
- Can an Excel chart type be turned into a pivot chart?
- How do you create a pivot table for dummies?
- What is the difference between pivot table and Pivot Chart?
- What are the types of pivot chart?
- What has replaced Excel?
- Is pivot table a formula?
- Can you create a pivot chart before the pivot table in Excel?
- How can I link a pivot table to a different Pivot Chart?
- Is the pivot table the same in Excel?
- How to copy a pivot table without data?

### Do you need a pivot table to make a graph?

Create a chart from a PivotTable To create a PivotChart on the Mac, you need to **create a PivotTable first**, and then insert a chart. Once that is done, the chart will behave like a PivotChart if you change the fields in the PivotTable Fields list. Create a PivotTable if you don't have one already.

### Does a pivot chart require a pivot table?

A pivot chart is **the visual representation of a pivot table in** Excel. Pivot charts and pivot tables are connected with each other. Below you can find a two-dimensional pivot table. Go back to Pivot Tables to learn how to create this pivot table.

### What can I use instead of a pivot table?

**XLCubed** lets users add standard Excel formulae into cube connected grids (like a pivot table without the restrictions). Users can simply add a new column or row and type any Excel formula, including Vlookups. The formula is dynamic and will grow and shrink as needed with the data volumes.

### Can an Excel chart type be turned into a pivot chart?

Click on the Design tab on Menu Bar, **click on Change Chart Type under Type section**. Choose the desired form of Pivot Chart that can be used for effective data analysis and representation. Click on OK.

### How do you create a pivot table for dummies?

**How to Create a Pivot Table**

- Enter your data into a range of rows and columns.
- Sort your data by a specific attribute.
- Highlight your cells to create your pivot table.
- Drag and drop a field into the "Row Labels" area.
- Drag and drop a field into the "Values" area.
- Fine-tune your calculations.

### What is the difference between pivot table and Pivot Chart?

Pivot Tables allow you **to create a powerful view with data summarized in a grid**, both in horizontal and vertical columns (also known as Matrix Views or Cross Tabs). ... A Pivot Chart is an interactive graphical representation of the data in your Zoho Creator application.

### What are the types of pivot chart?

**Chart types**

- Column.
- Stacking column.
- Bar.
- Stacking bar.
- Pie.
- Pyramid.
- Funnel.
- Line.

### What has replaced Excel?

**11 User-Friendly Excel Alternatives**

- Scoro. Scoro KPI dashboard software is like Excel on steroids. ...
- Google Docs Spreadsheet. Google Docs is probably the most easily manageable alternative to Excel. ...
- Apache OpenOffice. ...
- LibreOffice. ...
- ThinkFree. ...
- Excel Web Application. ...
- Numbers for Mac. ...
- Zoho Sheet.

### Is pivot table a formula?

Use **custom formulas** in an Excel pivot table, to create calculated fields and calculated items. ... Formulas are available only in non-OLAP-based pivot tables. You can't create formulas that refer to the pivot table totals or subtotals. Formulas can't refer to worksheet cells by address or by name.

### Can you create a pivot chart before the pivot table in Excel?

Create a Pivot Chart Before Pivot Table. In Excel 2013 and later, you can create a pivot chart directly from the source data, without creating a pivot table first. Watch this short video, to see how it works, and the written instructions are below the video.

### How can I link a pivot table to a different Pivot Chart?

Link to a Different Pivot Table Next, you can link the chart to a different pivot table. Right-click the pivot chart's Chart area or border, and then in the popup menu, click Cut. Switch to the workbook with the pivot table that you want to use as the chart's data source.

### Is the pivot table the same in Excel?

However, any change to the fields, or to the filters, will affect the pivot table and both charts. This is because both charts are linked to the same pivot table. In some cases, this might be what you need.

### How to copy a pivot table without data?

So, how can do you copy a pivot table without the data? Well, the simplest way is copy and paste using paste special. First, select and copy the entire pivot table. You can use Control + A to select the whole table.