How to Refresh Data in Pivot Table

In this Excel tutorial, you will learn how to refresh pivot table with new data. You need this to analyze the data after the update.

Pivot Table data preparation

1. Click any cell in with in the pivot table.

refresh pivot table data

2. After clicking the cell, pivotable tools will appear in the tool bar. Click analyze under pivotable tools.

Refreshing pivot table analyze tab

Refreshing pivot table data

3. Now, click refresh to refresh your data in the pivot tables. This will refresh your data.

Note: For large pivot tables, it may take a long time.

4. To have refreshed data by default, go to PivotTable Options and tick the "Refresh data when opening the file" option.

refresh pivot table

Note: This option is useful to always work with fresh data. However, you may think about unticking this option when you are opening the huge datasets many times a day. Refreshing may be a major part of your workday.