Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Key Points
A PivotTable is a versatile tool you can use to rearrange your data dynamically,
enabling you to emphasize different aspects of your data without creating new
worksheets.
PivotTable data must be formatted as a list. By using a data table as the PivotTable
data source, you can streamline the creation process by referring to the table name
instead of being required to select the entire range that contains
the data you want to summarize.
Excel comes with many attractive styles for PivotTables; you’ll probably find one
you like.
With the PivotTable Field List task pane, you can create your PivotTable by using
a straightforward, compact tool.
Just as you can limit the data shown in a static worksheet, you can use filters to
limit the data shown in a PivotTable.
Excel 2010 includes two new types of filters, search filters and Slicers, that you can
use to limit the data in your PivotTables.
If you have data in a compatible format, such as a text file, you can import that
data into Excel and create a PivotTable from it.
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