Pivot tables are one of Excel 's most powerful features.
A pivot table allows you to extract the significance from a large, detailed data set. Our data set consists of records and 6 fields. The following dialog box appears.
Excel automatically selects the data for you. The default location for a new pivot table is New Worksheet. The PivotTable Fields pane appears.
To get the total amount exported of each product, drag the following fields to the different areas. Below you can find the pivot table. Bananas are our main export product.
That's how easy pivot tables can be! Because we added the Country field to the Filters area, we can filter this pivot table by Country. For example, which products do we export the most to France?
Note: you can use the standard filter triangle next to Row Labels to only show the amounts of specific products. By default, Excel summarizes your data by either summing or counting the items.
To change the type of calculation that you want to use, execute the following steps. If you drag a field to the Rows area and Columns area, you can create a two-dimensional pivot table.
Learn Pivot Tables in 6 Minutes (Microsoft Excel)
First, insert a pivot table. Next, to get the total amount exported to each country, of each product, drag the following fields to the different areas.
To easily compare these numbers, create a pivot chart and apply a filter. Maybe this is one step too far for you at this stage, but it shows you one of the many other powerful pivot table features Excel has to offer. Pivot Tables.
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