# How to Hide Subtotal Level Buttons in Excel

In this article, we will learn How to Hide Subtotal Level Buttons in Excel.

Hiding Subtotal Level Buttons in Excel

Applying SUBTOTAL option enables levels to the data. These Levels are shown on the basis of grouping of data under the same subtotal option. Now when working with long data tables, the levels on the data distract the visualization. So excel gives us the option to hide subtotal level buttons

Hide subtotal levels

Hide subtotal levels using Hide and show details options or keyboard shortcut Ctrl + 8. Let's work on sample data to see how it works.

Example :

All of these might be confusing to understand. Let's understand how to use the function using an example. Here we have subtotal data showing levels on the left as shown below.

These 1 , 2 and 3 are level buttons and lines shows the length of level.

Go to Data > Hide detail or Use Ctrl + 8 from keyboard

As you can see in the below image that subtotal remained but levels are not visible anymore

Show Level buttons

To bring back the level buttons on the data. Go to Data > Show detail or Use Ctrl + 8 from keyboard and levels will be visible again.

Here are all the observational notes using the formula in Excel
Notes :

1. Same shortcut is used to hide or show detail.
2. Levels help in viewing subtotal summary.

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