Pivot Table Fields

In the pivot table shown, there are four fields in use: Date, Area, Sales, and Day.  Three of these fields are used to create the pivot table shown:  Area is a Row field, Day is a Column field, and Sales is a Value field, as seen below.

When the Sales field is first added as a Value field, it is automatically named “Sum of Sales”. In the example, it has been renamed “Sales “, with a trailing space to prevent Excel from complaining that the name is already in use.

Helper Formula

The formula used in E5, copied down, is: This formula uses the TEXT function and a custom number format to display an abbreviated day of week.



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