Appendix A. Building Formulas for Pivottables
One of the most powerful techniques you can use to enhance PivotTable-based data analysis is custom calculations in your reports. Whether you create a new calculated field or one or more new calculated items within a field, custom calculations enable you to interrogate your data and return the exact information that you require.
To get the most out of custom calculations, you need to understand formulas: their components, types, and how to build them. In this appendix, you learn how to understand and work with formulas and functions. However, the formulas you use with a PivotTable differ in important ways from regular Excel worksheet formulas. This appendix highlights the differences ...