Excel’s PivotTable feature allows you to organize information in such a way that you can answer many questions about your data that would otherwise require lots of formulas, functions and “IF” statements. To get even more answers out of your data, PivotTables offer Calculated Fields and Calculated Items.
PivotTables have some useful “hidden” features that can make interpreting your data even easier. One such feature allows you to view data by date groupings (such as month, quarter, even week and hour of day). By grouping within the PivotTable itself, you avoid constantly changing your source data and creating multiple PivotTables from the same…
Once you have a PivotTable created, you may find that Excel’s default formatting is bland at best, unreadable at worst. Here are five formatting options you can adjust when you need to get a PivotTable ready for a presentation or report, but don’t need to create something as visually elaborate as a PivotChart.
Problem: You have data with thousands of donors and their annual gifts listed. The PivotTable you are using still doesn’t help you see which donors gave the most or how many donors gave you donations at various giving tiers.