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Excel Pivot Table Tutorials for Dummies Step by Step | Download PDF

Excel Pivot Table!

The most important feature added to the toolbox of Microsoft Excel, ever!

A serious data analyst cannot think of passing a single day without this sophisticated data analysis tool.


Because with an Excel pivot table, while he can make a report in 10 seconds, without this feature, he might have to spend several hours preparing a report.

Give him millions of rows of data and ask for a report within 10 minutes. He will come to you in 5 minutes and show you the report.

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Pivot Table History

Pivot Table feature as a program was first introduced to business houses by Lotus throughout the year 1986. In the year 1987, Steve Jobs saw the program and immediately ordered to develop it for its then-new NeXT computer platform. Finally, this program was added to its NeXT platform in the year 1991. A version for Windows was introduced in the year 1993.

After that, the pivot table has become the most powerful weapon for a data warrior!

Let’s start

Okay, are you a newbie in Excel and have heard about the pivot table feature for the first time?

Or, are you an intermediate-level user of Excel, and do you find it hard to understand the features of Pivot Tables?

Learning the basics of Pivot Tables is really an easy and fun thing! Start learning it today, I can guarantee that, if you are like me, you will finish it today!

So, just start learning Excel Pivot Tables today!

Why is Learning Pivot Table Important?

Do you know about Microsoft’s Cortana? Cortana, the data processing Engine of Bing, made a perfect record, predicting every match correctly in the World Cup 2014. That’s amazing! Cortana analyzed, manipulated, summarized every bit of data that could be collected about players, venues of the games, coaches, environments, and much more. And the result? 100% correct prediction in every match. If Cortana used its capability in sports betting, it could earn billions of dollars in just one month! Oho!

Data is taking over the world. Data is everywhere. So analyzing, manipulating, and summarizing data in the shortest possible time has become the most demanded job nowadays.

And data analysis without Pivot Table? Yes, possible, but while Pivot Table can make a report in just 5 seconds, you might need 5 valuable hours to prepare the same report.

Life without a pivot table

Take a look at this video and get a feel of the days when there was no pivot table!

Life after pivot table

Here are our lives, lives with Excel Pivot Table feature.

Step by step Pivot Table Tutorials for Beginners

This post is a total guide to make you a Master in Excel Pivot Table! Tighten your seat belt to become a data scientist!

I have divided this Pivot Table guide into two parts. In the first part, Introducing Pivot Tables, I shall just introduce you to Pivot Tables, and in the second part, Analyzing Data with Pivot Tables, I shall use a good number of examples to make the learning handier.

Introducing Pivot Tables

This guide includes 10 tutorials.

  1. What is a Pivot Table in Excel – Make a Pivot Table Manually!?
  2. 8 Excel Pivot Table Examples – How to Make a PivotTable!
  3. Data appropriate for a pivot table
  4. Creating a Pivot Table Automatically
  5. Creating an Excel Pivot Table Manually
  6. Excel Pivot Table Terminology
  7. Excel Pivot Table Calculations [Sum, Count, Average, Max, etc.]
  8. Formatting Excel Pivot Tables in 7 Ways!
  9. How to Modify an Excel Pivot Table
  10. Copying Excel Pivot Table!

Analyzing Data with Pivot Tables

This guide includes 13 tutorials. Here they go:

  1. Creating a pivot table from non-numeric data
  2. Excel Pivot Table Auto Grouping by Date, Time, Month, and Range!
  3. Make Frequency Distribution Table in Excel in 7 Ways [Way 2 is using Excel Pivot Table]
  4. Multiple Groups from the Same Data Source
  5. How to Create an Average Calculated Field in Excel Pivot Table
  6. How to Insert a Calculated Item into the Excel Pivot Table!
  7. How to Filter Excel Pivot Tables with Slicers!
  8. How to Create a Timeline in Excel to Filter Pivot Tables!
  9. How to reference a cell within a pivot table
  10. Creating Pivot Charts in Excel
  11. A pivot table example in Excel
  12. How to create a pivot table report in Excel
  13. How to Create a Pivot Table Data Model in Excel 2013

Download PDF

If you’re a newcomer and trying to learn all the features of Excel Pivot Table, I have got a PDF for you. Download all the 23 articles (the above ones) that will teach you the Excel pivot table from the very beginning.

Wrapping up

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    Vikas Gupta Jan 11, 2016 at 6:01 PM

    Master Excel Pivot Table In 23 Easy Steps & Be A Pivot Table Wizard!
    It is a great work , Sir.

    Lots of Thanks

    Vikas Gupta.

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      Kawser Jan 12, 2016 at 1:15 AM

      Glad to know you liked it. Thanks for your feedback.

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    Roger Kennedy Feb 16, 2016 at 11:42 PM

    Kawser –
    I create pivot tables all day long and I must say you’ve got it right. In fact you’ve even included some of my Ninja skills.

    Roger Kennedy

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      Kawser Feb 18, 2016 at 11:07 AM

      Hi Roger,
      Thanks for your feedback. Nice to meet an Excel Pivot Table ninja πŸ™‚ If you like you can share your ninja skills with my audience.

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    Spoo Oct 29, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    Great tutorials Kawser! Have some question regarding Excel versions. Different companies use different versions of Excel even as old as 2003 version. Which version is best to learn? What would you recommend Thanks a lot and more power

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      Kawser Oct 29, 2016 at 6:15 PM

      I would recommend starting with Excel 2016 (or 2013) if you’re just starting. It’s better to be updated with time.
      Yes, some are still using Excel 2003 but that is not a good idea. They are missing a lot of new features Microsoft has added to this superb tool later.

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    NORA Sep 11, 2017 at 4:31 AM

    Excel Pivot Table Tutorials for Dummies Step by Step | Download PDF- Where to go to download pdf file? It takes me to subscription page but when I entered my email it said – you are already subscribed. No link was there.
    How to get this pdf?
    Thank you!

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      Kawser Sep 11, 2017 at 12:11 PM

      Please check your email.

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    David Aug 6, 2018 at 5:43 AM

    Can you please send me the PDF Pivot table for Dummies
    Many thanks

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      Kawser Aug 7, 2018 at 5:28 PM

      Hi David,
      Check our your email.

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    Mike Aug 7, 2018 at 1:21 AM

    As mentioned above, the link in the email to get the PDF asks me to subscribe to a mailing list that I’m already a member of?

    Where is the correct PDF download link? I’ve looked through all of the emails you’ve sent me so far, and there’s nothing in there.

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      Kawser Aug 7, 2018 at 5:24 PM

      Hi Mike,
      Check out your email.

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        Julie Sep 30, 2019 at 9:18 PM

        I am having the same issue. Could you send me the PDF download link please?


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    Ram Aug 8, 2018 at 10:05 AM

    Hi Kawser i am beginer in Excel…can you please send any best book pdf to learn on my own with help of YouTube videos..

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      Kawser Aug 8, 2018 at 10:45 AM

      I have a list of Excel books that is good for learning Excel from the beginning. Please visit this page: https://www.exceldemy.com/best-excel-training-books/
      The best is obviously the Excel Bible Series. You will get the link on the page. If you talk about Video Channel, it is tough to find one as most of them don’t start from the beginning. But if you search for a topic, there are several. One of the best is ExcelIsFun YouTube channel. I hope it helps.
      Best regards

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    Mn Kumar Nov 4, 2018 at 6:42 PM

    Your work is simply super. It really helps me on my daily BAU. Do you have any sample Dashboard by any chance to analyse my 19 team performance based on number of events processed, dollar value, no of Service requests for whole month.
    Thanks in Advance.

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      Kawser Nov 4, 2018 at 6:47 PM

      Thanks for your valuable comment. Unfortunately, right now I don’t have any dashboard like that. Maybe later.
      Thanks and regards

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    Reuben Tira Feb 27, 2019 at 5:09 AM

    Hi Kawser,
    Your work is really helping me, thank you. Just a query I am unable to download the Excel Pivot Table Tutorials for Dummies Step by Step | Download PDF. is there any other way I can obtain, maybe sending the PDF file via email to me?

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      Kawser Feb 27, 2019 at 6:29 PM

      Please check out your email.

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    I subscribed, but I never got the pdf

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      I would love to receive your Excel Pivot Tables for Dummies pdf. Like the others above, I am redirected to the subscription page. Thanks very much!

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      Kawser Jun 8, 2019 at 2:21 PM

      It is sad to hear that you did not get the PDF. Just check your email.
      Thanks and regards
      Kawser Ahmed

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    Hi I too am trying to get the full pdf download but just keep getting redirected to the subscribe to email page – help

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      Check your email please.

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    How do I get the pdf? I click on the link and it always asks me to subscribe. I have already subscribed, is there another link to the pdf? Where do I “login” to get to the downloads?

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    I would love to receive your Excel Pivot Tables for Dummies pdf. Like the others above, I am redirected to the subscription page. Please advise how i can get it.

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    I too click on the link and it always asks me to subscribe. I have already subscribed, is there another link to the pdf?

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      I have sent the pdf link to your email address. Thanks.

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