Excel 2013 includes a new timeline tool for PivotTables. A timeline lets you filter records bydates, similar to a slicer. In this 10-step article, we'll generate a simple PivotTable, add atimeline, and explore the different ways to use it to filter data. Combining PivotTables,timelines, and slicers is a great start to an interesting and easy-to-use dashboard.
1: Insert the PivotTable framework
PivotTables are great tools for filtering and summarizing data. The sheet in
listsnearly three dozen records that span three years. A few of the dates occur more than once,but most of them don't. The timeline tool handles duplicates with ease.