Excel 2016 from Scratch Exercise
Visualization N – Data Validation, Pivot Table and Chart
An Excel tutorial by Peter Kalmstrom
this demo in the Excel 2016 from Scratch series, Peter Kalmstrom creates a
pivot table view and a chart that show revenues for the four seasons.
For this to work, only the names of the seasons must be entered in the Season
column. They have to be spelled correctly, and no alternative expressions
must be used.
Therefore Peter takes advantage of the Excel data validation
tool. It creates a dropdown with the approved values, so that users can select
them. No other values can be entered.
If you want to try the exercise yourself, please
download the Excel file Peter uses in the demo.
This is what Peter shows in the demo below:
Peter uses Excel 2016 for his demo, but the Excel visualization tools are
the same for earlier versions of Excel.
- How to use the Excel Data Validation tool.
- How to create a pivot table to summarize data.
- How to create a view in a pivot table.
- How to insert a chart that visualizes the pivot table view.