?
Solved

Group by Context

Posted on 2011-09-06
11
Medium Priority
?
173 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I want to group the items in this sheet by the Context in column D such that the entire group can be expanded and contracted easily.  I've tried making the pivot table but am unclear on how to get the output I want from there, or if that is even the feature I should be using.

Assistance is greatly appreciated.
Course-Schedule-F2010.xlsx
0
Comment
Question by:rtod2
  • 6
  • 5
11 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:winthropj
ID: 36493262
Not exactly sure what the desired output is but try using the auto filter of just filter in version 2007 and up. It will give you a drop box in the header of column D and then you can pick which course context to display.
Course-Schedule-F2010.xls
0
 

Author Comment

by:rtod2
ID: 36493338
I was hopeful that I could get a grouping with the little plus and minus next to it.
0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
winthropj earned 1500 total points
ID: 36493414
This is using the Group functions. I'm using 2007 and this was a manipulation of the Subtotal grouping feature.
Course-Schedule-F2010.xls
0
Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:winthropj
ID: 36493447
I think this is better. I added a column and gave it the labels for the courses then selceted and made the groups. Which version of excel are you using?
Course-Schedule-F2010.xls
0
 

Author Comment

by:rtod2
ID: 36493528
Still pretty raw.  I'm using Excel 2010.  Thanks for the assist.
0
 

Author Comment

by:rtod2
ID: 36493535
Here is a screenshot of the pivot table function but I am still not quite there.  Trying to group by context using the pivot tables.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:winthropj
ID: 36493567
A little prettier?
Course-Schedule-F2010.xlsx
0
 

Author Comment

by:rtod2
ID: 36493596
Looks a little cleaner, but now I can't insert a row under one of the groups?
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:winthropj
ID: 36495005
Throw that pivot table screen shot up and I'll see if I can help you get where you want to be.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:rtod2
ID: 36898054
seems like the best solution, thank you
0

Featured Post

Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article describes how to use a set of graphical playing cards to create a Draw Poker game in Excel or VB6.
Windows Explorer lets you open cabinet (cab) files like any other folder. In VBA you can easily handle normal files and folders, but opening and indeed creating cabinet files takes a lot more - and that's you'll find here.
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how to create pivot charts out of a data set. I also added a drop-down menu which allows to choose from different categories in the data set and the chart will automatically update.
Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…

850 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question