For example, highlight the cells that are above average, or lower than a specific amount.If you are applying conditional formatting to a pivot table, you might need to adjust the settings, to ensure that the correct cells are formatted, after the pivot table changes.In a pivot table with a simple layout, you can select a group of cells, and apply a conditional formatting rule.In this example, the Date field is in the Rows area, Territory is in the Columns area and Sales Amount is in the Values area.
While it is a common tool in the analyst’s toolbox I don’t like the default visualization options.
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In Share Point 2010 it was possible to implement conditional formatting via Share Point Designer 2010 by using the following button: In XSLT you also could transform your columns in views and listforms to use images or like this. It is not possible to use the UI with preview of Share Point Designer 2013 anymore now.
Since pivot tables make the creation of two-dimensional output so easy the heat map is the perfect tool for visualizing a pivot table.
The process is straightforward and I demonstrate it with an example.