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Excel 2016 from Scratch Exercise

Visualization N – Data Validation, Pivot Table and Chart

An Excel tutorial by Peter Kalmstrom

Excel 2016 iconIn 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. 


Exercise

If you want to try the exercise yourself, please download the Excel file Peter uses in the demo.


Content

This is what Peter shows in the demo below:
  • 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.

Peter uses Excel 2016 for his demo, but the Excel visualization tools are the same for earlier versions of Excel.





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