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Complete Guide to PivotTables A Visual Approach

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ISBN-10: 1590594320

ISBN-13: 9781590594322

Edition: 2005

Authors: Paul Cornell, Dominic Shakeshaft

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Pivot tables are powerful data analysis tools, yet most Excel users don't use them to their fullest potential. This title shows why pivot tables are so versatile for data analysis and how you can leverage them to rapidly spot trends and make fast business decisions on mountains of data.
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Apress L. P.
Publication date: 11/5/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.52" wide x 9.02" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

About the Author
About the Technical Reviewer
Introduction: PivotTables Are Powerfull
What Are PivotTables?
Other Ways to Analyze Data in Excel
Good Uses for PivotTables
Try It! Work with Data Analysis Features
Try It! Analyze Data Manually
Try It! Analyze Data with a List
Try It! Analyze Data with Crosstab Tables
Try It! Analyze Data with a PivotTable
Next Steps
Creating PivotTables
Using the PivotTable and PivotChart Wizard
Selecting Existing Source Data
Selecting an Excel List or Database
Selecting External Source Data
Selecting a Consolidation Range
Selecting an Existing PivotTable or PivotChart
Creating a New Data Source Connection
Setting PivotTable Report Formatting and Data Presentation Options
Format Options Area
Data Options Area
Try It! Create a PivotTable Using the Wizard
Connecting to the Source Data
Defining the PivotTable's Initial Layout
Changing the Summary Function and Number Formatting
Filtering the PivotTable's Data
Next Steps
Working with PivotTable Components
Understanding Row, Column, Data, Page, and Calculated Fields and Field Items
Drop Areas
Field List
Field Buttons
Inner and Outer Row and Column Fields
Field Placement Restrictions
Field Items
Item Filters
Calculated Fields and Items
Working with the PivotTable Toolbar
Understanding the PivotTable Field Dialog Box
Working with the PivotTable Menu
Try It! Create and Customize a PivotTable
Connect to the Source Data
Add Fields to the Layout
Move a Field to a Different Drop Area
Filter the PivotTable
Create a Calculated Field
Create a Calculated Item
Try It! Use the PivotTable Field List to Customize a PivotTable
Try It! Work with the PivotTable Toolbar
Add Color to the PivotTable
Hide and Show Detail
Use the PivotTable Field Dialog Box
Next Steps
Using PivotTables in the Real World
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Create the PivotTable
Add Fields to the PivotTable
Change Field Orientations
Display Data by Category as a Percentage of Quarterly Totals
Grouping and Ungrouping Items
Display Data by Category as a Quarterly Differential Percentage
Creating a PivotTable Based on Another PivotTable's Source Data
Create a Calculated Field
Tailspin Toys
Create the PivotTable
Add Fields to the PivotTable and Customize Data
Create Multiple Pages from Page Field Values
Sort and Order Items
AutoShow Inner Row Field Top Items
Group Items
Calculating Standard Deviation and Comparing to the Average
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Create the PivotTable
Add Fields to the PivotTable
Sort and Order Items
Changing How the Data Format Is Displayed
Comparison of Sales as Percent Difference from Base Data
Conditional Formatting
Group Items
Next Steps
Working with PivotCharts
What Are PivotCharts?
PivotChart Terms
Creating PivotCharts
Formatting PivotCharts
Good Uses for PivotCharts
Lost Formatting in PivotCharts
Try It! Create and Customize a PivotChart
Create the PivotChart
Design the PivotChart by Modifying the PivotTable
Design the PivotTable by Modifying the PivotChart
Change the PivotChart Type
Change the PivotChart's Formatting
Next Steps
Analyzing Multidimensional Data with PivotTables
What Is Multidimensional Data?
Understanding Multidimensional Data Terminology
Contrasting Multidimensional Data and Other Types of Data in PivotTables and PivotCharts
Using PivotTables to Work with Multidimensional Data
Creating Offline Cube Files
Try It! Create a Multidimensional Data Source
Try It! Analyze Multidimensional Data with a PivotTable and a PivotChart
Create a PivotTable and PivotChart and Connect Them to the Cube File
Add Dimensions and Measures to the PivotTable and PivotChart
Rearrange Dimensions in the PivotTable and PivotChart
Filter Data in the PivotTable and PivotChart by Selecting a Combination of Members
Show and Hide Levels in the PivotTable and PivotChart
Grouping Members in Row, Column, and Page Fields
Sorting and Showing Top Members
Next Steps
Programming PivotTables
Before Getting Started
Understanding the PivotTable Object Model
Code Examples
Create PivotTables
Create a PivotChart
Add Fields to the PivotTable Visual Layout
Change Field Placement
Set and Remove Field Filters
Move a Field's Position
Create a Calculated Field and a Calculated Item
Show and Hide Field Items
AutoSort and AutoShow Items
Change a Field's Custom Calculation
Change a Field's Display Format
Next Steps
PivotTable Differences Between Excel 2000, 2002, and 2003
What's New for Excel 2000 for PivotTables and PivotCharts
What's New for Excel 2002 and 2003 for PivotTables and PivotCharts
Programmatic Changes for PivotTables and PivotCharts in Excel 2000
Programmatic Changes for PivotTables and PivotCharts in Excel 2002 and 2003