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A pivot table is a feature of Microsoft Excel that allows a user to quickly summarize and analyze a large set of data.

Everything that a pivot table does can be done by hand or by using other Excel formulas. However, pivot tables often speed up the process and allow the person receiving the report to quickly identify what’s important in the data.

Check out our more in-depth series on Pivot Tables:

  1. Pivot Tables – Part 1 – Setup and Features
  2. Pivot Tables – Part 2 – Conditional Formatting