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Chapter 7. Creating and Using Pivot Charts > Alternatives to Using Pivot Charts

Alternatives to Using Pivot Charts

There are generally two reasons why you would need an alternative to using pivot charts. First, you do not want the overhead that comes with a pivot chart. Second, you want to avoid the formatting limitations of pivot charts.

Avoiding Overhead

There may be times when you create a pivot table simply to summarize and shape your data in preparation for charting. In these situations, you don't plan on keeping your source data, and you definitely don't want a pivot cache taking up memory and file space.


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