Google Sheets is an essential part of many people’s daily lives, and slicing data with a slicer to get different views of your data becomes crucial. If you’ve been looking for a functionally similar feature in Excel but have braved through its complicated interface, find out why Google Sheets features are much easier.
What is Google Sheets?
Google Sheets is a spreadsheet program that allows viewers to share, plan and collaborate with others.
Google Sheets can be used to organize data in various projects. One such feature is the slicer mechanism. A slicer enables users to view data specific to things like gender, income, etc.
So how can you use a slicer? Lets say you are running a comparison between different sales figures on your sheet or have income versus total sales information that needs to be organized according to gender. You can then use the slicer within Google Sheet by dragging and dropping columns. You can sort it by column as well if you would like to group the data by whatever column you select.
Types of slicers
There are many different types of slicers in Google Sheets. You might want to use a grid slicer to separate your data by different categories. Another type is a chart slicer which lets you slice and dice your data on graphics. Using either, you can easily find information about your data and see how different sections interact with one another.
Why would you use a slicer to set up your spreadsheet?
A slicer is a versatile tool that you can use to sort and filter your spreadsheet data. For example, if you have ten columns (like “customers,” “orders” or “products”), you can use a slicer to view all customers, orders or products in the same list. It’s also useful when you want to offer users a compact list of options to choose from. If a user wants to see all of their orders in one simple list, they will be able to select from different slicers on the options drop down of the navigation bar.
How do you set up and edit a slicer in Sheets?
A google spreadsheet is a way to organize and share data. Spreadsheets can be used in many different ways, from advertising budgets to school homework. One interesting use of a spreadsheet is when you want to create a constantly changing look down on the information using a slicer, which is built into google sheets and allows users to select one or more columns of information they want to view on the same page next to one another. In this tutorial you will learn how to set up, format and edit a slicer. It is fairly straightforward. I found several Youtube videos that show how to create a slicer in Google spreadsheet but they all use Salesforce. So I know its possible I just can’t find the Enter Key for changing or turning on the slicer without looking everywhere for it but once you figure it out once you can do it quicker. The google sheets export functionality let’s you save an updated Excel
Examples of using the different types of slicers on various types of data
WebMD provides a great example of one type of slicers, which filters search terms down to the frequency you want. If you want to see only topics that pop up on the weekly basis, this is what you’ll use. Another type of slicer might be useful if you feel like comparing apples and oranges. This particular tool will compare your vegetables with others in the same category, giving a score for each vegetable. Another type of slicer allows us to find number of likes and dislikes, based on specific periods. These are great tools for developing a new product. Once you figure out how your end users will use this data, try to develop the best tool for them to look for themselves.
Tips on using Google Sheets as a sophisticated spreadsheet program
A slicer is a spreadsheet function in Google Sheet that automatically creates a chart based on the numbers in cell. It’s mostly useful for tracking progress of something, like a sales target or assembling inventory. The example chart created by the slicer starts off with data already on the sheet. From there, as cells are added, cleared, and re-entered, the spreadsheet automatically updates to display different parts of the picture based on how often those cells get used. The slicer automatically updates too, so in theory you can make the same chart with the same BatchTR notes and other information. In practice I didn’t bother with a followup article about that part, but for those of you who don’t want to add your own data to a spreadsheet (and everyone does from time to time), this feature is another benefit of using Google Sheets as your primary spreadsheet program. It’s worth noting at least one slicer limitation: when multiple measures appear on