By Debra Dalgleish

Excel Pivot Tables Recipe booklet: A Problem-Solution Approach is for someone who makes use of Excel often. This ebook follows a problem-solution structure that covers the complete breadth of occasions chances are you'll come across while operating with PivotTablesfrom making plans and growing, to formatting and extracting facts, to maximizing functionality and troubleshooting. the writer provides assistance and methods during this selection of recipes that can't be present in Excels support part, and he or she conscientiously explains the main complicated beneficial properties of PivotTables.

All chapters were geared up right into a choice of recipes that take you step by step from the matter you're experiencing to the answer you're aiming for. Theres no fuss to this publication, merely transparent and distinct details that can assist you verify your situationwhether universal or uniqueand remedy your challenge. The ebook comprises real-world examples of complicated PivotTables, in addition to a number of PivotTable programming examples.

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To filter the list, choose Data ➤ Filter ➤ AutoFilter. From the dropdown list in the Value column, choose Blanks. Delete the filtered rows, then choose Data ➤ Filter ➤ AutoFilter to remove the AutoFilter. 10. In the resulting list of data, rename the heading cells as Product, Month, and Amount. ■Tip This normalized list will be used as the source for your new pivot table. Make a backup copy of the file, then you can delete the original list and its pivot table. You can also delete the sheet that contains the pivot table used in Step 10.

Understanding PivotTable Options: Fields per Column/Fields per Row Problem Your PivotTable has several page fields, and they use a great deal of space at the top of the worksheet, which makes it harder to work with your pivot table. You’d like to arrange the page fields horizontally instead of vertically so that they use fewer rows. Solution The name of this option depends on the selection made in the Page layout option above it. Type or select a number, between 0 and 255, in the Fields per column/Fields per row box to control the page field layout.

Include at least one field that is a measure (data to be summarized), and other fields that you can use in the row, column, or page area. 14. Preparing the Source Data: Creating an OLAP Cube Problem You want to base your pivot table on an OLAP cube, but you don’t know how to create one. Solution In the PivotTable and PivotChart Wizard, if you select the External data source option in Step 1, you’ll have the opportunity to create an OLAP cube from your data source in the final step of the Query Wizard or in Microsoft Query.

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