Pivot Table in Excel

A PivotTable is a powerful tool to calculate, summarize, and analyze data that lets you see comparisons, patterns, and trends in your data.

PivotTables work a little bit differently depending on what platform you are using to run Excel.

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Create a PivotTable in Excel for Windows

  1. Select the cells you want to create a PivotTable from.

    Note:  Your data shouldn't have any empty rows or columns. It must have only a single-row heading.

  2. Select Insert > PivotTable.

           Pivot Table

  3. Under Choose the data that you want to analyze, select Select a table or range

           Pivot Table

  4. In Table/Range, verify the cell range.

  5. Under Choose where you want the PivotTable report to be placed, select New worksheet to place the PivotTable in a new worksheet or Existing worksheet and then select the location you want the PivotTable to appear.

  6. Select OK.

Building out your PivotTable

  1. To add a field to your PivotTable, select the field name checkbox in the PivotTables Fields pane.

    Note: Selected fields are added to their default areas: non-numeric fields are added to Rows, date and              time hierarchies are added to Columns, and numeric fields are added to Values.

    Pivot Table

  2. To move a field from one area to another, drag the field to the target area.

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