Chapter 5. FILTERING A PIVOTTABLE

Apply a Report Filter

By default, each PivotTable report displays a summary for all the records in your source data. This is usually what you want to see. However, there may be situations in which you need to focus more closely on some aspect of the data. You can focus on a specific item from one of the source data fields by taking advantage of the PivotTable's report filter field.

For example, suppose you are dealing with a PivotTable that summarizes data from thousands of customer invoices over some period of time. A basic PivotTable might tell you the total amount sold for each product that you carry. That is interesting, but what about if you want to see the total amount sold for each product in a specific country? ...

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