Join Dennis Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Use calcuated fields and calculated items in a PivotTable, part of Excel Tips Weekly.
- [Voiceover] Excel's PivotTable feature…is a great tool for getting good, quick summary information…out of a list.…This list here is about 900 rows.…I'll click on a cell, double click the bottom edge,…goes down to row 910, down here…I'll double click the top edge.…We've got some data here.…I'm going to create a PivotTable.…There will be times when you do need to use…formulas in PivotTables,…and there's a feature called a calculated field.…There's one called a calculated item.…We'll show you both of them.…I'm going to create a PivotTable on a new sheet.…
I'll simply click on the insert tab,…click PivotTable, quick look here…to make sure Excel gets these cells right…for the extent of the data it does, nearly always does.…I could put it on this worksheet, but I won't.…I'll simply click OK.…We'll be on a new worksheet,…and the PivotTable Fields list to the right appears.…By the way, that typically is docked on the right,…if you want to make it float,…you can drag it out here, you can also make it…larger and smaller, narrower and so on.…
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