PowerPivot hide columns and unhide

My Learning: Log in Learning Report [Log in]


Remove Ads or Log in
Remove Ads or Log in
+0  |  -0

In this step by step PowerPivot Tutorial I will show you how to using PowerPivot hide columns and unhide them. For the purpose of this tutorial I will use PowerPivot in Excel 2013.

Other Versions of Excel:

  • PowePivot Excel 2013 (v3)
    • This blog post has been written using PowerPivot in Excel 2013
  • PowerPivot Excel 2010 (v2) - SQL Server 2012
    • The step we will use should be similar in Excel 2010 with PowerPivot SQL Server 2012 (v2)
  • PowerPivot Excel 2010 (v1) - SQL Server 2008 R2
    • The step we will use should be similar in Excel 2010 with PowerPivot SQL Server 2008 R2 (v1)

Who is it for?

  • People who would like to improve user experience with PowerPivot model and hide some columns

See below PivotTable taht uses PowerPivot model and notice that we have quite a few IDs (Primary Keys and Foreign Keys). In our case those IDs are meaningless and users should not use them therefore in we will hide the columns from users.

PowerPivot unwanted fields

 

PowerPivot hide column

In order to hide column open PowerPivot window. Right click the header of the column and click hide from client tools.

Hide from client tools

The column itself will not disapear but it will not be avialable in client tools (like Excel PivotTable) and you can see which columns are hidden from client because they are grayed out. See below.

Hidden column

I have repeated these steps for all IDs in PowerPivot model.

 

PowerPivot unhide column

I have hidden all column in Visits table!! Upsss I have also hidden my Google Position which I want to keep for now. To unhide the column I right click column header and click Unhide from Client Tools

Unhide column in PowerPivot

 

Let's check how our model presents itself in PivotTable now.

You can see below that there are much fewer fields and makes the navigation of PivotTable fields much easier for users.

PivotTable Fields

I hope that helps.

Take care

Emil

 


Remove Ads or Log in

We need you!

By becoming a proud member we can:
  • Switch off annoying ads
  • Create more articles and videos
  • Develop more useful features supporting your learning
  • Provide FREE webinars (for members)
  • Feel our hard work since 2011 is appreciated
Become a proud member and get exclusive features.

If 2% of our 64,943 visitors (Last 30 days) become a proud member than we can quit our jobs and work full time on this website. We started membership in May 2014 and so far 0.07% of our visitors are members and we would like to say THANK YOU to those who become a proud member and support our efforts.

Thanks to members:
  • Education is for FREE and we create more FREE articles and videos
  • We provide new features (members) that can speed up learning.
  • 53% of our page views (82,000 each month) do not have page ads.
  • We switched video ads from 14% of our videos (50 out of 345).
We have invested 4 years of our time in this website and we estimate it will take about 5 years before we can quit our jobs and dedicate all our time to develop considerably our website which should help to truly achieve our vision of free education for everyone; all thanks to support of our members only. Become a proud member

Visitor Voting

Do you find our website helpful?
Visitor Voting: Yes +71  |  No -1
Add comment (no email required).



Add Comment
No data was returned.


Are you a member?

If yes than please log in

Learning Map is for members with Bronze, Silver and Gold Membership.
For more information visit membership options.


Close this window , log in or learn more about membership benefits
  Become a Proud Member