Good Pivot Tables Start with Good Ingredients

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This presentation is a set of supporting slides for basic pivot table training that I conducted for colleagues. It's about knowing what you want to learn from your data, then organizing it well. Feel free to use these if they are helpful, just retain all credits.

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Good Pivot Tables Start with Good Ingredients

  1. 1. Good Pivot Tables Start with Good Ingredients
  2. 2. Know Your Ingredients Basics • Source data • Field • Item • Summary function • Refresh Field types • Row field • Column field Formats • PivotTable reports • PivotChart reports
  3. 3. Build Your PivotTable in 6 Easy Steps 1. Decide what info you need to extract from your data 2. Organize your data • Put fields along the top row • No blank rows • Split up data if it makes sense, example: City and Country, Time and Date • Check spelling and format 3. Create your PivotTable 4. Analyze 5. Get fancy! 6. Serve with conviction
  4. 4. EXERCISE & PRESENTATION 1.What information do you seek? 2.How is your data organized? 3.What does your PivotTable reveal?
  5. 5. Resources PivotTable how-to sites and blogs are all over the web. Here are a few I’ve found helpful: • Microsoft Office Online has a good Help and How-To section covering both basics and advanced PivotTable topics. Read Pivot Table Terminology Demystified to get going. • If you just want to get stuck in, Train Signal Training‘s well-written articles with screenshots is your cheat sheet for creating pivot tables in Excel 2007. • For pure pivot table dedication, my vote goes to Just Pivot Tables. Start with an Excel tutorial (includes videos) then check out examples of pivot tables to see concepts in action. Credits: Adventures in Bentomaking, Asian Offbeat Presented by @timisiytangco

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