As you know Excel has so many excellent features in it. Pivot Table is one of them. If you use Microsoft Excel and not used Pivot Table, It means you have missed a really great feature of Excel.

Pivot table is the best tool available in Excel to Sort, Filter, Count, Sum and summarizing the data in a worksheet. A pivot-table can automatically sort, count, total or give the average of the data stored in one table or spreadsheet. It displays the results in a second table, which is called as Pivot Table. Pivot table is also useful in preparing graph based on some calculated value from a data table.

This is very useful and easy to use. Despite of being so easy and useful, many people are scared of using Pivot Table. For them I must say, Do not scared of Pivot Table, start using them, soon you will become fan of Pivot table. So start using Pivot Table on every possible opportunities :).

As per Wikipedia “In data processing, a pivot table is a data summarization tool found in data visualization programs such as spreadsheets or business intelligence software”
 

Here in my Blog, I am writing a complete tutorial about Pivot Table. This is the first article of that Pivot Table Tutorial. In this article I am introducing Pivot Table to you. Remember, in future there will be so many articles coming as part of this tutorial. This one is just an Introductory article. So keep visiting this space to know more about Pivot Table.
 
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I am going to show How you can start using in Excel, by taking one simple Example.

YearProductBrand NameItems SoldTotal Price
1990ShoesNike23004600000
1991ShoesAdidas18003600000
1992ShoesReebok12002400000
1993ShoesReebok32006400000
1994ShoesNike18503700000
1990ShoesReebok5001000000
1991FloatersNike7001400000
1992FloatersAdidas8001600000
1993FloatersReebok200400000
1991SocksNike27005400000
1992SocksAdidas38007600000
1993SocksReebok42008400000
1991DeoNike1300026000000
1992DeoAdidas45009000000
1993DeoReebok34006800000
1995DeoReebok36007200000
1991PerfumeNike1300026000000
1992PerfumeAdidas45009000000
1993PerfumeReebok34006800000
1999PerfumeReebok36007200000

From the above table, You need to Find the below data using Pivot Table:
 
1. Total Items Sold for each Brand
2. Total Amount earned for each Brand

Step 1. Select the Table where Data is and Go to Insert –> Pivot Table

Pivot Table in Excel 2007

Pivot Table in Excel 2007



Step 2. Here you can see the selected Range with few options. Keep selected the default one.

Pivot Table - Excel 2007 - 2

Pivot Table - Excel 2007 - 2

Step 3. A Pivot Table Place holder is inserted with the Options in Right hand side. Now refer the below moving Image, how to get the Sum of all Items sold and Price for each brand:

Pivot-Table Excel 2007

Pivot-Table Excel 2007


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