Oz du Soleil shows one of the most powerful features in Get & Transform in Excel 2016. Sometimes you want data to be in a PivotTable or matrix layout, but other times you want the actual data. A PivotTable will take out data and do counts, sums, and perce
- [Instructor] Now you are going to see the majesty of Pivot Don't aggregate. Here I'm an event planner, and would like an easy way to look at this data. Right now it's not easy to see which venues have missin' data, which are the bigger spaces and which ones have wifi or not. Look at how it's set up. Look at Ankeny Resort. We've got data for wifi, kitchen and square footage. Fine. Look at Porter.
We've got square feet and wifi. We don't know if they have a kitchen or not. And we might like to sort these by the square footage, largest to smallest. We can't do anything with this right now. So we are going to do a Pivot Don't aggregate, and get in Transform. So let's start our query. With the cursor in the data set, go to Data, From Table. Here's our data. Now we have to think what data do we want as our column headers.
We want the wifi, kitchen, square foot, etc. Highlight that column, and now let's go to Transform. Pivot. What do want as our values? We want Detail. Advanced options, Don't Aggregate. OK. Exactly what we want. Let's close and load this to the workbook. And make this larger, beautiful.
See, a PivotTable can only work on numbers. And it summarizes numbers. It counts entries, but the Don't aggregate says leave my data alone, just put it in the cells. And so now we know Ankeny Resort does have a kitchen and we can sort this square footage largest to smallest. Data, Sort. This is useful to us, and it was useful because of Pivot Don't aggregate.
- What is Get & Transform?
- Querying data
- Working with columns
- Using formulas
- Pivoting and unpivoting data
- Grouping data
- Appending a query
- Merging/combining data with joins