Simple sales analysis

By combining INDEX and MATCH, we can easily calculate sales results if the data we analyse is given in a table that is a matrix. By using Data Validation for certain cells you’ll get a very simple sales analysis tool that is easily scalable and can be used in more complex scenarios. Pivot tables are an irreplaceable tool but there are situations where we get similar results by a different procedure, this is one of them!

Stop If True option

When defining conditional formatting rules, sometimes there are more than one format, and we want one formatting rule to exclude another. In these situations, Stop If True option may be helpful. It is used in various ways, and one of the simplest is filtering the conditional formatting rules given by icon sets. Let’s see how this works!

Default pivot table layout

When you create a Pivot table report there are several options that you can use to influence its appearance. These can be some of the settings in the Options menu, and you can also change the Report Layout by selecting from the menu located in the Design ribbon. What’s new in Excel 2019 is that you can now set the default Pivot table report layout so that each new report looks the way you want it …

Show the values row

When we add dimensions to the Pivot table, columns in the report are filled in sequentially. If we use a different report layout than the Compact View, each report dimension will occupy one column, and then all columns in which the data aggregation is performed will be displayed. There is one setting within the pivot table options that allows us to differentiate values ​​(the data we aggregate) from reporting dimensions.

Views on the pivot table

The end of the old and the beginning of the new year is often a reason to look back. I read this post a while ago and it seems that I could have clarified one of the things better. There are many different views on pivot tables, and as Nectar’s advertising slogan says, “It does matter” In this “recipe” we will deal with each of them, after which you can decide for yourself when to apply which view to get a suitable report.