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This course will guide you through creating, formatting, and modifying pivot tables, performing various summary techniques when displaying data, and creating pivot charts. You will also learn more advanced techniques such as grouping items in pivot tables, creating calculated fields, and using the slicer tools.

Length: 2-4 hours total

Learning Objectives
  • Create, modify, and format pivot tables
  • Use summary functions and customized calculations
  • Group numbers and dates
  • Create filters and slicers
  • Search a pivot table field list
  • Link and update pivot tables
  • Create pivot charts
Prerequisite Skills
  • Navigate an Excel spreadsheet
  • Create basic formulas
  • Sort and filter data
  • Work with tables
  • Manage named ranges

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This course is created and maintained by IT Training, a department of University Information Technology Services of Indiana University (IU). IT Training provides educational opportunities around technologies and software made available by IU. In an effort to expand the reach of IT Training's award-winning, high-quality content, this online series has been available to members of the IU community—and beyond. We hope you enjoy this learning experience.