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TitleExcel: pivot tables for dashboard reporting
CategoryDigital Skills
OverviewIMPORTANT UPDATE In response to COVID-19 this training is now being delivered remotely using Zoom. Please make sure you install Zoom prior to the training session. Visit the Zoom web page for instructions: PREPARATION FOR THE TRAINING The Zoom link is: This training is delivered using Excel 2016. Participants wanting to follow along, should make sure they have the software installed before the session starts. Essex members can find instructions for downloading the software for free onto your personal device at: OUTLINE PivotTables allow you to calculate, summarise, sort, and format your data quickly and easily to see comparisons, patterns and trends. In this session you’ll create and manipulate a variety of PivotTables to answer questions of your data, and finally produce some PivotCharts to create dashboards to visualise your data. - Creating a PivotTable - Configuring a PivotTable - Pivoting a PivotTable - Sorting/filtering data - Changing the data field summary - Creating and manipulating Pivot charts For those submitting CADENZA applications/PGCHEP portfolios, these sessions map to the following: UKPSF areas of activities: A2, K4 JISC framework: 1, 2 If spaces are available, please click on the white space below. ONLY add yourself to the waiting list if the date/s are not convenient.
Learning outcomes
  • Learn how to create a PivotTable
  • Discover how you can visualise your data using Pivot charts
  • Understand how you can manipulate data in a PivotTable
Book Event 1
PresenterSally Swaine
LocationITex6 Task Booklet:
Date and time10:00 to 12:00 Wednesday 8 December 2021
Available places13
Booking instructions
University of Essex employeeUse the link provided above to book your place via HR Organiser.
Partner institutionPlease discuss with your point of contact at your Partner Institution in the first instance.
Student Union contractors; PhD studentsPlease contact the Organisational Development team.