Quick Analysis

Quick Analysis helps you to visualize very quickly how you can display your data in a Chart, a Table, Conditional Formatting, Sparklines, …
But it is also possible to remove this option (end of the post).


When you select a range of cells in Excel 2013, a small icon appears in the bottom right corner.

When you click on that icon, a new toolbar with five tools will be displayed.

  • Format
  • Charts
  • Totals
  • Tables
  • Sparklines

All these tools already exist in the previous versions of Excel, but not many users are aware of them. With Quick Analysis in Excel 2013, you just need to click on one of these options to preview how these tools can present your data.


In this tab, you’ll find a preview of the most useful options of conditional formatting. Hover your mouse pointer over the icons, and you can see the suggested format in the original cells.

If you want to apply one of these formats, just click the icon in the tool bar.


When you use the Chart preview, it’s best to include the headers in the selection. Then, you can immediately preview the charts with the legends.


Excel can show different basic calculations like sum, count, or average. This tab is similar to the Σ icon in the Home tab.


This tab is similar to the Recommended Pivot Table. Here you can visualize some pivot table presentations that relate to the data you have selected.


Sparklines are mini-charts in a cell that can show you the trend of your data. You just have to select one of these options to preview the result to the right of your selected data.

Remove this option

if you want, you can remove the Quick Analysis tool by changing one option.

Go to File > Options > General and unchecked the option “Show Quick Analysis options on selection”


    • doreen on 18/07/2018 at 10:44
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    pls, I don’t need this how can I change or get autofill back??

    1. The article has been updated to explain how to remove this option (end of the post)

    • nelly on 09/09/2014 at 19:33
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    :laugh: :no:

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