Pivot Table Data Crunching: Microsoft Excel 2010
PivotTables may be Excel's most powerful feature, but Microsoft has estimated that only 15% of Excel users take advantage of them. That's because PivotTables (and their companion feature, PivotCharts) have a reputation for being difficult to learn. Not any more! In this book, Excel legends Bill Jelen ("MrExcel") and Michael Alexander teach PivotTables and PivotCharts step-by-step, using realistic business scenarios that any Excel user can intuitively understand. Jelen and Alexander go far beyond merely explaining PivotTables and PivotCharts: they present practical "recipes" for solving a wide range of business problems. Drawing on more than 30 combined years of Excel experience, they provide tips and tricks you won't find anywhere else, and show exactly how to sidestep common mistakes. Coverage includes: " Creating PivotTables, customizing them, and changing the way you view them " Performing calculations within PivotTables " Using PivotCharts and other visualizations " Analyzing multiple data sources with PivotTables " Sharing PivotTables with others " Working with and analyzing OLAP data " Making the most of Excel 2010's powerful new PowerPivot feature " Using Excel 2010's Slicer to dynamically filter PivotTables " Enhancing PivotTables with macros and VBA code This book is part of the new MrExcel Library series, edited by Bill Jelen, world-renowned Excel expert and host of the enormously popular Excel help site, MrExcel.com.
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Pivot Table Data Crunching: Microsoft Excel 2010 (MrExcel Library) (Paperback)I was ecstatic when I first got this book. Truly thankful that now I had the tome to help me master pivot tables like a pro. My happiness was short lived. I'm changing my review from a 3 star review to a 1 star. To be concise...the authors may be experts at Excel but they are horrible, absolutely horrible at making a training manual. It is not the content that is the challenge, oh no! It is the attempt at making sense out of the downloaded samples! Absolutely none, NONE of the examples in the Excel download match up with the figures or examples in the book. (ok, maybe "NONE" is an exaggeration, but not by much).
In one of the chapter downloads there can be approximately 20 separate worksheets, each intended for a different problem, figure or example in the complimentary book chapter. The problem is that they are not in order nor are they named the same in both places. It's a hunt-n-peck marathon trying to match up the figure or example in the book with the proper worksheet... Read more
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Great explanations, solid examples, so-so book files,
This review is from: Pivot Table Data Crunching: Microsoft Excel 2010 (MrExcel Library) (Paperback)Want to learn pivot tables fast? In plain English that's engaging and easy to understand? Pivot Table Data Crunching is the book for you. Bill Jelen and Michael Alexander use real world examples and step by step walkthroughs to explain every feature and trick of Excel 2010's pivot table arsenal. The only reason I didn't give this book 5 stars is because the downloadable files didn't always jive with the text, and because I would've liked to see more hands-on activities within each chapter.
Regarding the downloadable files, they tend to match the "after" figures in the text, and not the "before" figures. So, if you'd like to follow along with the steps in the book, you often need to undo a bunch of organization and calculation steps. Chapter 3 is a good example: the tables where you are guided through modifying the table style already have a custom theme applied. For future volumes, I'd suggest the authors prepare two sets of worksheets for each chapter. One set for readers... Read more
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Get another book,
This review is from: Pivot Table Data Crunching: Microsoft Excel 2010 (MrExcel Library) (Paperback)I was very disappointed in that this books examples did not follow the book. References were changed without any idea where the author was. Incorrect Figures against the sample files. I makes learning too difficult and I would not recommend this to anyone
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Table of Contents
1. Pivot Table Fundamentals
2. Creating Basic Pivot Table
3. Customizing a Pivot Table
4. Controlling the Way you View your PivotTable
5. Performing Calculations Within your PivotTables
6. Using Pivot Charts and Other Visualizations
7. Analyzing Disparate Data Sources with PivotTables
8. Sharing PivotTables with Others
9. Working With and Analyzing OLAP Data
10. Excel PowerPivot
11. Enhancing PivotTables with Macros
12. Using VBA to Create Pivot Tables
13. Advanced PivotTable Tips and Tricks
Appendix A. Finding PivotTable Commands on the Ribbon
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