A PivotTable is a powerful tool to calculate, summarize, and analyze data that lets you see comparisons, patterns, and trends in your data.
When you no longer need a PivotTable, select the entire PivotTable, and press the Delete key to remove it.
If you get a "Cannot change this part of a PivotTable report" message, make sure the entire PivotTable is selected. Press Ctrl+A, and press Delete again.
If you're using a device that doesn't have a keyboard, try removing the PivotTable like this:
Pick a cell anywhere in the PivotTable to show the PivotTable Tools on the ribbon.
Click PivotTable Analyze > Select, and then pick Entire PivotTable.
Pick a cell anywhere on the PivotTable for the "Delete" option to appear.
Tip: If your PivotTable is on a separate sheet that has no other data you want to keep, deleting that sheet is a fast way to remove the PivotTable.
More about using PivotTables in Excel
To remove a PivotTable from your workbook in Excel for the web, select the entire PivotTable and press Delete.
If your PivotTable is on a separate sheet that has no other data you want to keep, right-click the sheet tab and click Delete.