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Tell me details about Pivot tables. Specially where it is used?

Solved by C. Q. in 26 mins

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Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:38

Hi

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:38

Welcome to Gotitpro

User
13/03/2018 - 01:38

Hi

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:38

I understand your question you would like to understand pivot table

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:39

Is it my understanding correct?

User
13/03/2018 - 01:39

Yes

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:39

do you have any excel file or large set of data?

User
13/03/2018 - 01:40

I am just learning....

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:40

ok super.

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:41

let me try to open one workbook

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:42

Are you able to see the screen?

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:42

excel sheet?

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:42

?

User
13/03/2018 - 01:42

Yes

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:43

here If you look at I have student Name, Subject and Marks for each subject

User
13/03/2018 - 01:43

This is a simple excel sheet with few data

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:43

There are 5 Students and 5 different Subjects.

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:43

yes. To understand pivot I am just going to give simple information.

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:43

what will you try to calculate with this data?

User
13/03/2018 - 01:44

May be grade?

User
13/03/2018 - 01:44

Or something else

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:44

ok then

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:44

Before calculating the Grade we will try to calculate total Marks for each student

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:45

Sum of Marks, count of Subjects , Max Marks and Minimum Marks etc.,

User
13/03/2018 - 01:45

Ok

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:45

is it correct?

User
13/03/2018 - 01:45

Sure

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:46

Any rawdata if you would like to convert into meaningful information mostly we will calculate all these Sum, Count, Max,min and Standard deviation

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:46

it will be very difficult if you calculate manually because you need to filter each student and calculate the sum

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:46

If you want do easily use pivot tables

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:47

you got it why we are using Pivot tables?

User
13/03/2018 - 01:47

Sure. But how I will use it. Please tell me a little more

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:47

any raw data to convert into meaningful information

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:47

yes. yes. this is concept.

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:47

Now I will explain how to create

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:47

see my scrreen

User
13/03/2018 - 01:47

Ok

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:48

Are you using excel or google sheets

User
13/03/2018 - 01:48

Yes

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:48

Are you using Microsoft Excel or Google sheets?

User
13/03/2018 - 01:49

Yes

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:49

are you using both?

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:49

once you create pivot tables there are four fields will be displayed

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:50

Rows , Columns , Filter and values

User
13/03/2018 - 01:50

I use Google Spread sheets or MS Excel as per need but now I am following your screen only

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:50

Rows - I just selected Student Name.

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:50

Now you can see student name displayed in row wise

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:50

correct?

User
13/03/2018 - 01:50

Yes

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:51

If i select in column you can see student name in column wise

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:51

these two fields just design the table

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:51

but most important field is values tab.

User
13/03/2018 - 01:52

5 minutes remaining. Please work on sheet

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:52

Are you able to see in the fraction of second I got student wise Total Marks.

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:52

Now you can see I have student & Subject wise total Score

User
13/03/2018 - 01:53

Where? Nothing additional here?

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:54

see my pivot table 2

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:54

here student wise Average Marks

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:54

total marks

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:54

and Max marks.

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:54

Row & Column field just to design the table

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:55

and values field used to calculate the Total,Average and Max

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:55

is it fine?

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:55

Student a - Total marks 2271 and Average mark is 56 and Max marks he scored 98

User
13/03/2018 - 01:56

Not clearly understandable?

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:56

ok. I will go slowly

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:56

let me create new pivot table

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:56

Please stop once you have doubt

User
13/03/2018 - 01:56

You are working on same column without heading then how I will understand?

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:56

I am selecting entrie data

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:56

??

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:57

ok leave it.. Are you able to see sheet1

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:57

I have selected the Entire Data

User
13/03/2018 - 01:57

Still Untitled

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:57

what is unttitled

User
13/03/2018 - 01:58

No new sheet yet

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:58

why you are refering sheet name

User
13/03/2018 - 01:58

You have said to see sheet1. so

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:58

is it fine now

User
13/03/2018 - 01:58

Yes

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:58

That is work book

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:58

sheet name you have to refer the bottom

User
13/03/2018 - 01:59

Thanks

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:59

ok. I will select the Entire Data first

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 01:59

goto Data Menu select pivot tables

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 02:00

I have created pivot table

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 02:00

is it fine?

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 02:00

are you there?

User
13/03/2018 - 02:00

Yes. I will learn more from another source

User
13/03/2018 - 02:00

Another question please

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 02:01

yes please

User
13/03/2018 - 02:01

I am learning Excel to be Expert and working here in this platform

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 02:01

oh ok

User
13/03/2018 - 02:01

My Question is how they pay you? I have found the link from Upwork.

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 02:02

Sorry. Here you can't discuss that.

User
13/03/2018 - 02:02

I am also working as a freelancer

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 02:02

I am very sorry. Go and refer home page.

User
13/03/2018 - 02:02

Just tell me, they pay you or not?

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 02:02

Shall I change the status to Done?

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 02:03

they will pay.

User
13/03/2018 - 02:03

Sure, Thanks for your help

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 02:03

your welcome :)

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 02:03

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User
13/03/2018 - 02:03

How can I rate you?

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13/03/2018 - 02:03

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Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 02:03

Please click done and rate me

Excelchat Expert
13/03/2018 - 02:03

yes

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