Using Tables in Excel 2007

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Create a Pivot Table in Excel 2007

A pivot table is a special type of summary table that’s totally unique to Excel 2007. Pivot tables are great for summarizing values in a table because they do their magic without making you create formulas [more…]

Filtering and Sorting an Excel 2007 Pivot Table

You can filter and sort the data in an Excel 2007 pivot table to display a subset of data arranged how you want to view it. Excel automatically adds drop-down filter arrows to the Report Filter field as [more…]

How to Create a Table in Excel 2007

You can create a table in Excel 2007 (a list or database in previous Excel versions) to help you manage and analyze related data. The purpose of an Excel table is not so much to calculate new values but [more…]

How to Create a One-Variable Data Table in Excel 2007

To create a one-variable data table to perform what-if analysis in Excel 2007, you enter a series of input values either across columns of a single row or down the rows of a single column. The formulas [more…]

Formatting a Pivot Table in Excel 2007

Excel 2007 makes formatting a new pivot table you’ve added to a worksheet as quick and easy as formatting any other table of data. The PivotTable Tools Design tab includes special formatting options for [more…]

Modifying a Pivot Table's Summary Function in Excel 2007

By default, Excel 2007 uses the SUM function to create subtotals and grand totals for the numeric field(s) that you assign as the Data Items in a pivot table. Some pivot tables, however, require the use [more…]

How to Add Records to an Excel 2007 Table

After you’ve created an Excel 2007 table (using the Table button on the Insert tab), you can choose from several methods for adding records to the table. Before you add records, the range must already [more…]

How to Create a Two-Variable Data Table in Excel 2007

To create a two-variable data table to perform what-if analysis in Excel 2007, you enter two ranges of possible input values for the same formula: a range of values for the Row Input Cell in the Data Table [more…]

Modifying and Pivoting Fields in an Excel 2007 Pivot Table

Pivot tables are much more dynamic than standard Excel 2007 tables because they are so easy to manipulate and modify. Excel makes it just as easy to change which fields from the original data source are [more…]

Applying a Table Style to an Excel 2007 Table

In Excel 2007, you can apply a predefined table format to a data table. The Format as Table feature displays an extensive Table gallery with the formatting thumbnails divided into three sections — Light [more…]

Playing What-If with Excel 2007’s Data Tables

With Excel 2007’s data tables, you enter a series of possible values that Excel plugs into a single formula so you can perform what-if analysis on the data. What-if analysis enables you to explore the [more…]

Creating Custom AutoFilters for Numbers in Excel 2007

Use the Custom AutoFilter dialog box in Excel 2007 to locate records that either match all criteria or meet one or the other criteria. You can use this method when you want to filter data based on a range [more…]

How to Find Records in an Excel 2007 Table

When you work with Excel 2007 tables, you can use keystrokes or a data form to move through table records until you find the one you want to edit or delete. In larger tables, you can use search criteria [more…]

Filtering by Date in an Excel 2007 Table

If your Excel 2007 table includes columns with dates or times, you can filter the table to display a subset of the data with the dates or times you specify. The rows that do not match the criteria you [more…]

Filtering by Color in an Excel 2007 Table

If you’ve applied color to fonts or cells in an Excel 2007 table, you can filter the table to display a subset of the data with the colors you specify. The rows that do not match the criteria you specify [more…]

Filtering Records in an Excel 2007 Table with AutoFilter

Use the AutoFilter feature in Excel 2007 to hide everything in a table except the records you want to view. Filtering displays a subset of a table, providing you with an easy way to break down your data [more…]

Editing Records in an Excel 2007 Table

As you work with Excel 2007 tables, you will often find the need to edit or delete records and perform routine maintenance on the table. You can edit the records manually in the worksheet or use a data [more…]

Filtering Numbers in an Excel 2007 Table

If you’re working with a large table of data in Excel 2007, you can apply number filters to columns that contain values to temporarily hide unwanted records. Excel provides several options for filtering [more…]

Creating Custom AutoFilters for Text in Excel 2007

Use the Custom AutoFilter dialog box in Excel 2007 to locate records that either match all criteria or meet one or the other criteria. You can use this method for more flexibility when filtering text [more…]

How to Create a Pivot Table in Excel 2007

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