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 reap the benefits of utilizing them, tips to create them and alter them, and the way to take advantage of their more desirable positive factors. utilizing a Pivot desk in Microsoft workplace Excel 2007 is a short and interesting option to slice and cube a large number of data.

  • Carefully explains the advantages of utilizing Pivot Tables for quick info analysis
  • Provides a step by step method of these new to Pivot Tables
  • Offers suggestions and tips that can not be stumbled on elsewhere

What you’ll learn

  • Summarize millions of files in a Pivot desk with a couple of clicks of the mouse.
  • Quickly switch the Pivot desk structure to view a distinct precis of the data.
  • Filter a Pivot desk to target one zone or the head 10 products.
  • Add shades or icons to focus on the excessive or low results.
  • Use calculations to augment the Pivot desk summaries.
  • Create visible influence with a pivot chart.

Who is that this ebook for?

This booklet is for Excel clients who are looking to know about Pivot Tables. for those who paintings with monetary information, logistics files, revenues orders, customer support experiences, site data, source monitoring, occasion making plans, or the other set of documents, a Pivot desk can assist overview, examine, computer screen, and file at the info. whilst your reporting necessities switch, you may make minor changes to the Pivot desk, rather than beginning a worksheet precis from scratch.

About the Apress starting Series

The starting sequence from Apress is the suitable option to get the data you must land that an important entry-level activity. those books will train you a typical and significant expertise from the floor up simply because they're explicitly designed to take you from �novice to professional.� Youll begin your trip through seeing what you must knowbut with out unnecessary conception and filler. Youll construct your ability set by way of studying tips to prepare real-world tasks step-by-step. So no matter if your objective is your subsequent profession problem or a brand new studying chance, the start sequence from Apress will take you thereit is your relied on advisor via strange territory!

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Press the Enter key to complete the table name change. ■Tip If possible, create a short descriptive name for each Excel table. This will make it easier to identify later if there are multiple Excel tables in the workbook. Data Is Easily Sorted An Excel table’s heading cells contain drop-down lists that let you quickly and easily sort the data in the table. This feature can help you review the data before creating a pivot table or when troubleshooting a pivot table. For example, you can sort the insured values to quickly spot the highest and lowest amounts in the table.

At the far left, in the Properties group, is the table name (see Figure 1-20). Figure 1-20. Table name in the Design tab (under the Table Tools tab) of the Ribbon ■Tip To make more room for the worksheet, you can hide the Ribbon commands temporarily. Double-click the active Ribbon tab to hide the commands (or to show the commands if they’ve previously been hidden). Now that you’ve seen the Excel table name that was automatically assigned, you’ll rename the Excel table so it will be easier to identify each table if other tables are added to the workbook.

Note If you used your own data or created your own file in Chapter 1, your workbook may not match the figures in this book. 1. xlsx file you created or downloaded. 2. On Sheet1, select a cell in the formatted Excel table. 3. On the Ribbon, under the Table Tools tab, click the Design tab. 4. In the Tools group, click Summarize with PivotTable (see Figure 2-3). Figure 2-3. The Summarize with PivotTable command 5. In the Create PivotTable dialog box that opens, under Choose the Data That You Want to Analyze, the option Select a Table or Range is selected, and in the Table/Range box the name of the active table, Insurance, appears (see Figure 2-4).

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