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Pivot tables are Microsoft Excel’s built-in secret to storing, organizing, and analyzing large amounts of data. Microsoft Excel gives users a simple way to present this sizeable amount of information in a simple way to gain insights, and to be easily sorted and filtered.
With a built-in library of features that even the most basic of spreadsheet users can embrace, Microsoft Excel is designed to help users compare data to easily find patterns in rows and columns. When this information is translated into pivot tables, users have an incredibly innovative data solution at your fingertips.
The easy-to-follow automated workflow widget guides Microsoft Excel users through a straightforward process to create a pivot table in a few clicks:
Take a few moments to review your data before creating your first pivot table, and consider this helpful checklist to make sure your pivot table will be perfect:
Pivot tables aren’t new, but they haven’t always been the favorite way to present data. Microsoft Excel is seeing increased popularity in pivot tables, likely due to the easy way users can sort and filter large amounts of data, quickly. Regular pivot table users like the sophisticated presentation and options while new users benefit from the built-in feature designed to guide the greenest of users: “Recommended PivotTable”.
Let Microsoft Excel’s intuitive design interpret your data set for you, then click “Insert” and “Recommended PivotTable”, and watch the magic happen. Learn how data is organized and see how the data will look in a pivot table, then make adjustments to your data layout as needed to find the most meaningful presentation for your needs. Notice when you make edits to the data, those same edits are applied automatically to your pivot table, like any new columns you add will be included in your pivot table fields list.