MS Excel 2010: Display the fields in the Values Section in multiple columns in a pivot table

This Excel tutorial explains how to display the fields in the values section as multiple columns in a pivot table in Excel 2010 (with screenshots and step-by-step instructions).

Question: In Microsoft Excel 2010, I've created a pivot table with two fields in the Values Section of the pivot table. These fields are the sum of the Quantity as well as the sum of the Total cost of an order. The pivot table seems to be populating the Values Section in a single column and I want to see the results in two columns.

How can I set up my pivot table so that the Quantity and Total cost (in the Values section) values show up in two columns instead of being listed in one?

Answer: Excel may format your Values section of your pivot table to populate all values in one column. In this example, you can see that the "Sum of Quantity" as well as "Sum of Total Cost" fields are being displayed in one column. We want to see these values in multiple columns.

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Right click on the Values field (cell B1 in this example) and select Move Values to > Move Values to Columns from the popup menu.

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Now your pivot table should display the "Sum of Quantity" and "Sum of Total Cost" fields in their own columns.

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