Excel | Advanced pivot tables exercise | Property - Pivot Report Filter Pages, Slicers and Timelines

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Software ==> Excel  (151 exercises)
Version ==> Excel 2016 and later
Topic ==> Advanced pivot tables  (3 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Subject ==> Excel training
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Open the file contained within the folder name shown above.

Create a new pivot table on a new worksheet to show the following:

  • Postcodes in the row labels
  • Garden size in the columns
  • Asking price as the values
  • A filter to show only the detached houses with 4 or 5 bedrooms

Change the sheet tab to Initial Pivot:

Initial pivot table

This is the initial pivot table.

Use the Pivot table Report Filter Pages feature to insert new pivot tables on separate sheets that filter the location for each location type - Remote, Town, Countryside and Village.

You should now have 4 new sheets as shown below:

Pivot Table Reports

Each sheet has a new pivot table containing all the same filters as the original, but has a new filter on the Location field which is different for each sheet.

On the Countryside sheet, add 2 slicers and use them to filter to show only:

  • Detached and semi-detached properties; with
  • 3, 4, or 5 bedrooms.

This should give this:


You can move and resize the slicers just like any object in Excel.

On the Initial Pivot sheet, insert a date on the market timeline and filter it to show:

  • Properties with 1 or 2 bedrooms; which were
  • Placed on the market between Nov 2017 and Feb 2018.

Your pivot table on the Initial Pivot sheet should now look like this:


A Timeline is like a Slicer but for dates only.

Re-name the sheet tab to Timeline Pivot and use Save As... to save the file in your own new Excel work folder.

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