Creating a PivotTable
If you want to use the sample data shown in this chapter to try these tasks for yourself, open the file named Pivot Data.xlsx that you’ll find in the sample files you can install from the Welcome tab of this book’s CD. To see a few completed PivotTable and PivotChart reports using that data, open the PivotTables.xlsx file from the same CD tab.
You can create a PivotTable from any of several data sources, from a basic Excel worksheet to external data sources such as a Microsoft Office Access 2007 database or a Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services list. A valid data source needs to be set up like a database table—with field ...