Prepare (Normalize) the data for Pivot Tables using Power Query

Pivot tables is a love of life for many Excel heads for its ability to move elements of reports easily is pure awesomeness. Pivot table has greatly improved since improv. But it still has limitations. And one...

Restructuring (Normalizing) data for Pivot tables using Pivot tables – How To

Last time I discussed the use of Power Query to restructure data for pivot table purposes if it is not arranged in columnar format. Today we will be learning how to normalize the data for...

Excel Pivot Table Slicers: Old Filters got Overhauled!

First things first, this post is strictly for those who have Excel 2010 or later installed. But is this a warning not to read this post if you have older versions? NO! The intention...

Budget Vs Actual – Analyzing Profit and Loss Statements in Excel using Pivot tables

This tutorial is effectively a continuation of last tutorial on profit and loss statements using pivot tables in which we learnt how to make a report in Excel using pivot tables feature to make...

Making Cash flow summary in Excel using Pivot tables with data on multiple worksheets

Cash flow summaries are scary because of piles of data. But it is a routine work and accountants have to go through it every accounting period (monthly, quarterly and/or annually). Few days back I was approached...

Make a distinct count of unique values in Excel – How To

Excel is a love of life for everyone who wants to tame the data by making much larger data in short yet precise data without losing its meaning and value. But what if you...

Making Aging Analysis Reports using Excel Pivot Tables – How To

Last time when I discussed preparing aging analysis in Excel, I used formula approach to do it. I used the combination of IF and TODAY functions and then used conditional formatting and sparklines to...

Create Data Validation lists from Unsorted data with duplicates in Excel [How To]

Today I finally decided to make an Excel dashboard on debtors aging analysis. The main reasons to do this dashboard were that: I thought now enough knowledge has been delivered to my cult followers that...

Excel Pivot Table tutorial for Absolute Beginners: Creating your First Pivot Report [2 of...

In Part 1 of this little jump start series on Pivot Tables for Absolute Beginners I explained what excel pivot tables are the science behind their working through example and explained how pivot table let...

Excel Pivot Tables – Grouping Dates by Week Within Months, Quarters or Years –...

Earlier we learned about grouping and ungrouping time related information very easily using excel pivot tables. It saves huge amount of time in preparing summary pivot table reports with different dimensions of time. However, we...