Move a Pivot Table in the Same Worksheet or to a Different Worksheet in Microsoft Excel

by Avantix Learning Team | Updated March 15, 2021

Applies to: Microsoft® Excel® 2013, 2016, 2019 and 365 (Windows)

Moving a pivot table is not as simple as moving other objects in an Excel worksheet or workbook. You will typically need to use the Move PivotTable command in the Ribbon to move a pivot table to a different area on a worksheet or to a different sheet in the same workbook.

Note: Buttons and Ribbon tabs may display in a different way (with or without text) depending on your version of Excel, the size of your screen and your Control Panel settings. For Excel 365 users, Ribbon tabs may appear with different names. For example, the PivotTable Tools Analyze tab may appear as PivotTable Analyze.

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Moving a pivot table to a different location on the same worksheet

To move a pivot table on the same worksheet:

  1. Select a cell in the pivot table.
  2. Click the PivotTable Tools Analyze tab or PivotTable Analyze tab in the Ribbon.
  3. Click Move PivotTable in the Actions group. A dialog box appears.
  4. Click in the Location box and then click the desired cell location on the current sheet for the top left cell of the pivot table. Excel will enter the name of the sheet and the cell reference.
  5. Click OK.

Below is the Move PivotTable dialog box in Excel:

|Move PivotTable dialog box in Microsoft Excel.

Moving a pivot table to a different worksheet in the same workbook

To move a pivot table to a different sheet in the same workbook:

  1. Select a cell in the pivot table.
  2. Click the PivotTable Tools Analyze tab or PivotTable Analyze tab in the Ribbon.
  3. Click Move PivotTable in the Actions group. A dialog box appears.
  4. Click in the Location box.
  5. Select the sheet at the bottom that to which you want to move the pivot table.
  6. Click the desired cell location on the selected sheet for the top left cell of the pivot table. Excel will enter the name of the sheet and the cell reference.
  7. Click OK.

You can place multiple pivot tables on the same sheet using this method. It’s a good to leave some space if you have multiple pivot tables on the same worksheet.

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