Excel Tips – How to Use Pivot Table to Summarize Data in Excel 2010

Excel Tips – How to Use Pivot Table to Summarize Data in Excel 2010

In this tutorial we will cover how to use pivot table to summarize large amounts of data in Excel 2010.

How to Use Pivot Table

In data processing, a pivot table is a data summarization tool found in data visualization programs such as spreadsheets or business intelligence software. Among other functions, 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 (called a “pivot table“) showing the summarized data. A pivot table is also useful for quickly creating unweighted cross tabulations.

Ok… that was the textbook definition.  Basically it is a time saving tool to help summarize a large amount of data with a few clicks of a mouse.

Now it is time to learn how to use pivot table to summarize data.

For more Excel tips check out How to Quickly Edit Formulas, How to Select All Cells Matching a Criteria, and How to Convert Text to Numbers.

 

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