Join Dennis Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Using source data from a table to make your PivotTable more dynamic, part of Excel Tips Weekly.
- When you're working with a pivot table…and the source data is dynamic,…it's advantageous to convert the source data to a table.…This particular data here is not a table.…I'm going to create a pivot table from this…and then contrast that action…with data that has been converted into a table.…So this data, not a table.…We're gonna create a pivot table,…Insert, Pivot Table.…From the data here,…we're going to simply put this on the Existing Worksheet,…click on the Location panel here…and we'll put it in cell…G1.…
Click OK.…And from the Pivot Table Field list here,…I'm going to choose Department,…Status as a Column labels area.…And we want to simply tabulate the number of employees…in each of these categories, like this.…We can move the Pivot Table Field list aside.…And before I go any further, too,…instead of seeing Row Labels and Column Labels here,…by changing, by way of the Design tab in the ribbon…the Report Layout to be either Outline or Tabular,…we'll see the actual field names there.…So, we've got a list here.…
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