# How to Make 3D Table in Excel (2 Suitable Ways)

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Microsoft Excel is the leading spreadsheet application for numerous reasons. You can get many surprising outputs from Excel only if you can use it right. You can even create a 3D table in Excel although we use it for 2D datasets most of the time. In this article, we will highlight how to make a 3D table in Excel. Follow along!

## How to Make a 3D Table in Excel: 2 Suitable Ways

Here we will highlight 2 possible ways to make a 3D table in Excel. The first one is to make a 3D table from a 3D dataset. And the rest one is preparing such a table from a 2D dataset in Excel. So, letâ€™s start!

### 1. Make a 3D Table with a 3D Dataset

In this method, we will highlight how to make a 3D table using a dataset with 3 variables. Follow the steps below to be able to do that.

• Suppose you have the following dummy dataset containing 3 tables. The tables are interconnected through the 3 variables: product_company, year, and region. The rows and columns of the tables are formatted in such a way that they can be perceived as the sides of a 3D table.

Important! Note that the regions are in reverse order between the tables.

• Now, copy the first table without the headers and paste it as Linked Picture (I).

• Then drag the picture to an empty space. Select the picture and go to Picture Format >> Picture Effects >> 3D-Rotation >> Parallel >> Isometric: Left Down.

• Next, copy the second table with headers and paste it as Linked Picture (I). Then drag it above the first picture. Now select it and go to Picture Format >> Picture Effects >> 3D-Rotation >> Parallel >> Isometric: Bottom Down.

• Now drag and align these two pictures as follows.

• Then, copy the third table without the header rows and columns and paste it as Linked Picture (I). Now select it and go to Picture Format >> Picture Effects >> 3D-Rotation >> Parallel >> Isometric: Right Up. Then align this picture with the other two.

• Next, hold CTRL and select all three images, right-click, and select Group.

• As a result, you will get the following 3D table.

### 2. Create a 3D Table with a 2D Dataset

You can also create a simple 3D table using a 2D dataset. Consider the following table with 2 variables.

• First copy the entire table including the headers and paste it as Linked Picture (I). Then, select it and go to Picture Format >> Picture Effects >> Preset >> Preset 9.

• As a result, you will get the following 3D table.

Read More:Â How to Create a Lookup Table in Excel

## Things to Remember

• Notice carefully how the data tables are arranged. Donâ€™t forget to reverse the headers when needed. Otherwise, the data in the 3D table wonâ€™t match the data in the actual data tables.
• If you change the data in the dataset tables, the 3D table will update automatically.

## Conclusion

Now you know how to make a 3D table in Excel. Do you have any further queries or suggestions? Please let us know in the comment section below.Â Stay with us and keep learning.

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