Where are the Table Tools?

You may want to change the design of an Excel table or PivotTable, or refresh their data, or set some options for them. You've read a help topic that mentions a command on the Table Tools or the PivotTable Tools, but you don't see these tools.

Table Tools and PivotTable Tools

If you don't see Table Tools or PivotTable Tools on your worksheet, do this:

  • Click any cell in the table or PivotTable.

If you've selected an Excel table, you'll see the Table Tools with a Design tab. If you've selected a PivotTable, you'll see the PivotTable Tools with an Analyze and a Design tab.

The Table Tools aren’t available on the ribbon in Excel Online, so you won’t be able to use them to make design changes to your table.

Though Excel Online doesn’t have Table Tools, some of the options are available. Here’s where you can find them:

  • Refresh data connections   : Click any cell in the table > Data and pick either Refresh Selected Connection or Refresh All Connections.

  • Toggle total and header rows   : Click any cell in the table > Format as table and choose one of the toggle options.

Need more help?

You can always ask an expert in the Excel Tech Community, get support in the Answers community, or suggest a new feature or improvement on Excel User Voice.

See Also

Format an Excel table

Rename an Excel table

Change the style of your PivotTable

Update (refresh) data in a PivotTable

Show or hide subtotals and totals in a PivotTable

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