Take control of the pivot table, or pivot
What you will learn
How to efficiently analyze data in Excel
How to prepare data for work with a pivot table
How to filter data
How to create dashboards with the use of pivot tables
With a pivot table, or colloquially “pivot”. It is a mechanism with which you can quickly create automated, interactive, functional reports in Excel and design them graphically in a dashboard. Since there are millions of “pivots” in the world every day since 1994, I believe pivot table is the most important functionality of Excel and the best data analysis tool ever.
7 benefits of pivot tables
It will take you a few seconds to insert and analyze the data in a PivotTable
Changing the layout of a PivotTable is just a few clicks away
Ease of use
every user understands the mechanism of action
a pivot table is the easiest way to get automatic reports
Thanks to slicers, you can easily add data filtering to the report
the pivot chart is your new friend
Binding to Power Query and Power Pivot
You can insert the report directly on the data, but you will achieve even better results by inserting a PivotTable on a Power Query query or a data model designed in Power Pivot.
To make it easier for you to learn about this functionality, I have prepared a free course in which I describe the pivot table mechanism from A to Z. The course consists only of practical exercises in which I share my many years of experience in working with a pivot table and show various tricks. Thanks to it, you will quickly learn to work with a pivot table and learn about the possibilities of creating dashboards with their use.
Filtering a PivotTable
Show values as