I am new to Excel. I have taken a class, but I still feel so new at implementing what I've learned. My question seems so simple, but I am having a hard time trying to figure it out, I'd appreciate any help.
I have a table of contractors and their order information in rows. How can I pull out a narrowed list of individual contractors and all of their order information (multiple columns of info)? I have seen how this can be done in Access and Google Sheets with a Query function. How do I do it in Excel?
There are multiple ways to achieve that and it depends on you that which method you are comfortable with.
1) You can have a dropdown list of all the Contractors in a Cell on another worksheet, place the header of all the columns of your data in an empty row and then use an Array Formula Index/Small to pull all the related data for the contractor you selected in the dropdown.
2) You can use Advanced Filter to either copy the data related to a specific contractor to another location or filter the data in place.
3) If your data is formatted as an Excel Table, you can insert a Slicer based on the Contractor field and if you select a contractor from the Slicer, the table will display the data related to the selected contractor in the Slicer.