Explanation and example of a Pivot Table in Excel

Hello,

This question is a follow-up to the thread located here: Auto-merge multiple transaction ledgers in Excel

The best solution was provided by Rob Henson who suggested using a Pivot Table. Despite hearing of Pivot Tables on occasion in the past, I've never understood what they do or how to create/use them.

Questions

1) Could someone post a brief description/explanation of Pivot Tables and/or point me to a website with that info?

2) Could someone attach a simple example of a Pivot Table which accomplishes the objective described in the referenced thread?

Thanks
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ShumsDistinguished Expert - 2017Commented:
Hi Steve,

There would be many sites explaining about pivot tables.
Pivot tables are one of Excel's most powerful features. A pivot table allows you to extract the significance from a large, detailed data set.
Here is Microsoft Website which explains with samples:
Create a PivotTable to analyze worksheet data

About consolidating multiple worksheet through Pivot Table, this link will guide you Consolidate multiple worksheets into one PivotTable report
Advanced PivotTables: Combining Data from Multiple Sheets
Hope this helps.
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