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Category Archives: Pivot Table

The New Pivot Column option in Power Query

If some pictures are hard to view, you can get the PDF of the article The Pivot option in Power Query. With the latest update of Power Query AddInn for Excel quite a ...

Option Button Control on the Developer Tab, Top Bottom 5 in Pivot Table and CHOOSE Function in Excel

We have a dish where I come from (Slovenia), called Minestrone. It’s interesting since there is no single recipe for it. It’s made from whatever ...

Unpivot with Power Query

One might think that analyzing data with a Pivot table is hard, but Unpivot a Pivot table proves to be even harder. But Power Query or better yet a Query editor ...

Pivot Table vs Power Pivot or what is Power Pivot

This question or rather comparison never seizes to amaze me, since it’s just like comparing Eric Clapton to a Ford Mustang. It just can’t be done since ...

Do not change Column Width on a Pivot Table Refresh

One of the most annoying things a Pivot Table does on refresh is it auto fits the column width of all columns. This is great if a Pivot Table is all you have on a ...

Does a PowerPivot Pivot Table beat a regular Pivot Table

Hands down, YES! If you would like to read about the comparison of definitions of the two, you can do so in the Pivot Table vs Power Pivot post. If you are new to ...

How do I “separate” Pivot Tables

During the creation of Office 2007, 2010 and 2013, a great emphasis was given to the file size. Of course you would like to make the file size as small as possible ...

Removing old Row and Column Items from the Pivot Table

Pivot tables still remains the go to solution in Excel for Data Analysis. And for those who do work with them on a regular basis, three things begin to bother them ...

Sorting months chronologically and not alphabetically in a Power Pivot Pivot Table

Here is our problem. When you create a Pivot Table in Excel that has a date field, you can Group that field by month and the sort will be logical (January, February, ...

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