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Excel 2019: Create Your First Pivot Table

April 18, 2019 - by Bill Jelen

Create Your First Pivot Table. Photo Credit: Roman Bozhko at

Pivot tables let you summarize tabular data to a one-page summary in a few clicks. Start with a data set that has headings in row 1. It should have no blank rows, blank columns, blank headings or merged cells.

Columns are Region, Market, Rep, Date, Customer, Quantity, Product, and Revenue

Select a single cell in your data and choose Insert, Pivot Table.

Detail of the Insert tab of the Ribbon. Pivot Table is the first icon on the Insert tab.

Excel will detect the edges of your data and offer to create the pivot table on a new worksheet. Click OK to accept the defaults.

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