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Introduction to PivotTables using Excel

Event Description

This is an advanced course aimed at staff who are experienced at using Microsoft Excel and are interested in finding out more about PivotTables and PivotCharts. PivotTables are a popular Excel tool for dynamically exploring and analysing large datasets in order to summarise data and make informed decisions. PivotCharts are interactive charts that can be used to visualise PivotTable reports to convey information about patterns and trends within the data. PivotTables can take their source data from within Excel or from external sources like databases, Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) cubes and text files, and allow users to analyse data without altering the original data source. This course will provide participants with an introduction to PivotTables and will include topics such as adding and removing fields, applying styles, filtering data, changing field settings and creating PivotCharts.  

Covid-19 restrictions

Due to Covid-19 restrictions face-to-face training will not be offered at this time.  This course will take the following format:

  • A demo of the PivotTable features will be held on

3 February, 9.30 - 10.30

9 March, 2.30 - 3.30

Book via iTrent

  • Course participants access a workbook and associated files here
  • Additional topic specific resources (see link below) can be accessed as required
  • Online clinics to address any queries/problems will be running on:

10 February, 2.00 - 3.00

16 March, 9.30 - 10.30.  

If you wish to attend either clinic please email

Additional Resources

This collection of resources can be accessed via LinkedIn Learning, an online learning resource for staff.  New users will need to complete the LinkedIn Learning sign up here.


Aims/Aimed at

Staff who are experienced at using Microsoft Excel and are interested in finding out more about PivotTables and PivotCharts.


Participants should have completed Excel 1: Essentials before attending this course or should have significant previous experience of using Excel.

Booking Information

Book via iTrent

Booking URL:

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Spreadsheets - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Excel, Spreadsheets, PivotTables and PivotCharts, OLAP Cubes, Large Datasets, ECDL Advanced