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Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Excel 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Excel, click here: Counting with PivotTables.
Suppose you have a data table set up in Excel that represents your club membership. In the first column are the names of club members. In the second column are the cities in which the members live. If you want to find out how many people live in each city, there are several methods you can choose. One method is to create a PivotTable.
To create a PivotTable on your data, follow these steps:
Figure 1. The PivotTable and PivotChart Wizard.
The above steps won't work, however, if you are using Excel 97. Follow these steps instead:
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (3165) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Excel (Excel 2007 and later) here: Counting with PivotTables.
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