CHAPTER 2Sorting and GroupingPivot Table Data

As you analyze data in a pivot table, you may want to rearrange the items in the Row and Column fields, or sort the summarized data, to focus on products that are selling the best, or regions that are doing poorly. Sort the fields or the data to move the important information to the top.

2.1. Sorting a Pivot Field: One Row Field

Problem

Your pivot table contains the field Product in the row area, and the field Sum of Sold in the data area, as Figure 2-1 shows. You want to sort the data in descending order, so the products with the highest revenue appear at the top of the pivot table.

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Figure 2-1. ...

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