Chapter 47. Consolidating Data

Question answered in this chapter:

  • My company sells products in several regions of the United States. Each region keeps records of the number of units of each product sold during the months of January, February, and March. Is there an easy way to create a “master workbook” that always combines each region’s sales and gives a tally of the total amount of each product sold in the U.S. during each month?

A business analyst often receives worksheets that tally the same information (such as monthly product sales) from different affiliates or regions. To determine the company’s overall profitability, the analyst usually needs to combine or consolidate this information into a single Microsoft Excel workbook. PivotTables built ...

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