Beginning PivotTables in Excel 2007: From Novice to by Debra Dalgleish

By Debra Dalgleish

Beginning PivotTables in Excel 2007 explains what Pivot Tables are, how one can make the most of utilizing them, the way to create them and alter them, and the way to exploit their improved gains. utilizing a Pivot desk in Microsoft workplace Excel 2007 is a short and fascinating method to slice and cube a large number of data.

  • Carefully explains the advantages of utilizing Pivot Tables for speedy facts analysis
  • Provides a step by step method of these new to Pivot Tables
  • Offers tips and methods that can not be chanced on elsewhere

What you’ll learn

  • Summarize hundreds of thousands of documents in a Pivot desk with a number of clicks of the mouse.
  • Quickly switch the Pivot desk format to view a special precis of the data.
  • Filter a Pivot desk to target one sector or the pinnacle 10 products.
  • Add colours or icons to spotlight the excessive or low results.
  • Use calculations to augment the Pivot desk summaries.
  • Create visible influence with a pivot chart.

Who is that this e-book for?

This e-book is for Excel clients who are looking to find out about Pivot Tables. in case you paintings with monetary facts, logistics documents, revenues orders, customer support stories, website data, source monitoring, occasion making plans, or the other set of documents, a Pivot desk might be useful overview, examine, computer screen, and file at the information. whilst your reporting standards switch, you may make minor alterations to the Pivot desk, rather than beginning a worksheet precis from scratch.

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Drag a field to the Report Filter area. 2. On the worksheet, Excel adds the BusType field to the top of the pivot table, with the item (All) showing (see Figure 3-4). The values in the pivot table have not changed. Figure 3-4. The BusType field added to the Report Filter area 3. Click the drop-down arrow to the right of (All) to see a list of business types. Each business type from the source data is listed here. 4. You’d like to filter the data to see only the manufacturing business types, so click Manufacturing, and click OK (see Figure 3-5).

Note The drop-down arrows are not visible in the column heading buttons, only in the column heading cells. 3. Click Sort Largest to Smallest (see Figure 1-21). Figure 1-21. Sorting largest to smallest The entire table is sorted, with records with the highest insured values at the top of the table and lowest insured values at the bottom. The heading cell’s drop-down arrow now includes a small downward arrow to show that the data is sorted in descending order (see Figure 1-22). Figure 1-22. Arrow indicating that data is sorted in descending order 15 8903Ch01CMP2 16 7/31/07 7:14 PM Page 16 CHAPTER 1 ■ INTRODUCING PIVOT TABLES Even if multiple cells are selected, the selection is ignored, and the entire Excel table is sorted.

The new row is automatically formatted. Headings Are Automatically Created for New Columns If you expand the Excel table to the right to add columns to the table, column headings are automatically added for you. If you plan to create a pivot table from an Excel table, every column must have a heading. This feature will create temporary headings for you, which you can change to something more descriptive. 1. Scroll down the worksheet until you can see the last row of data, and point to the resize handle at the bottom right of the table.

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