Rename a PivotTable or PivotChart

When you create a PivotTable or PivotChart, Excel assigns default names to each of these objects by using the following naming conventions: PivotTable1, PivotTable2, and so on; and Chart 1, Chart 2, and so on. However, you can change the name of each object to make it more meaningful to you.

Rename a PivotTable

  1. Click the PivotTable.

  2. On the Analyze tab, in the PivotTable group, click the PivotTable Name text box.

  3. Type a new name.

  4. Press ENTER.

Rename a PivotChart

  1. Click the PivotChart.

  2. On the Analyze tab, in the PivotChart group, click the Chart Name text box.

  3. Type a new name.

  4. Press ENTER.

Rename a PivotTable

  1. Click the PivotTable.

  2. On the Options tab, in the PivotTable group, click the PivotTable Name text box.

  3. Type a new name.

  4. Press ENTER.

Rename a PivotChart

  1. Click the PivotChart.

  2. On the Layout tab, in the Properties group, click the Chart Name text box.

  3. Type a new name.

  4. Press ENTER.

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