Excel 2010: Pivot Tables - sorting and filtering

Posted on 2014-03-18
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Last Modified: 2014-03-21
I'm new to creating pivot tables, not new to databases and spreadsheets.
I have  a sheet that contains:
Product Count
Product Cost
Product Price

I wish to create a sheet (I'm assuming a pivot table, I think) that looks like:

  A                B                    C                         D                 E
Group   SubGroup  ProductCount  ProdcutCost ProductPrice

columns C, D, E are sums.  Those sound like Values in a Pivot Table.
I would like column A and B to be filterable. That sounds like Row Labels.
I would also like the ability to sort on C D or E
If I make the pivot table and try sorting C, it does sort C, but doesnt take the rest of the table
with it.  How do I make this easy?

If I make A & B row labels, I get ALL of A (fine with me) and a line by line of B (not fine with me)
I would like to have the ablity to expand the B column, but not have it show All B's so that I
manually have to go through the 2000+ subgroups and collapse them
Is there any way to do this?

Perhaps I dont need a pivot at all, but more of a pulldown for each original sheet column that allows
filtering and sorting....how would I do that?
Question by:GNOVAK
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regmigrant earned 1500 total points
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it sounds like you just need to layout the column heading as you defined with relevant formulas for the sum then use autofilter. it will filter the way you describe and also has a sort option in the drop down.

A pivot table works by grouping data under a heading and the hierarchy is fixed from left to right so column b must always be subordinate to column A.

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