PivotTable in Excel

Samir abdelmalek 21 Reputation points

Hi All,

I'm using a tabular model in Excel, everytime i add a filter, row or column in the PivotTable, the excel tries to execute the query to refresh data. Since our tabular model is full of data and dax, it takes time every time the excel refresh data.

Is there some way to disactivate this on Excel ? and after the creation of my PivotTable i can click on "Refresh" or somewhere in Excel to execute the whole query when we want ?

If it is possible, i will be grateful if you share it with me.


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  1. Emily Hua-MSFT 21,686 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @Samir abdelmalek

    Everytime you add or remove a row or column in the PivotTable via a field, you may tick the box of "Defer Layout Update" below the Pivot Table fields first.


    When you’re finished changing the fields, you can click on the “Update” button which is towards the right of the Defer Layout Update box, then the Pivot Table would be updated or recalculated. You can remove the checkmark from the Defer Layout Tab as well.

    More information, please refer to "PivotTables VIII: “Defer Layout Update”, or adding multiple fields in one fell swoop".

    If needed, you could also go to PivotTable Analyze > Options > Data to uncheck “Refresh data when opening the file”.

    Hope the information could be helpful.

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