I absolutely love Wicked (I’ve seen in on Broadway and in West End), so it’s really no surprise that when I was stuck in traffic last Friday, I decided to start singing “Popular” with pivot table lyrics…
Hear the original song here.
Whenever I see data that’s way out of line,
And let’s face it, it happens all the time!
It makes me want to cringe all up inside.
And when data needs a workover,
I say, “Come on and fork it over,
that mess by the wayside.”
I’ll guarantee a fix,
with my lovely bag of magic tricks.
Don’t worry, there’s no need to be blue!
Once we are through,
it will be true:
You. Will. Use….
It’s all about pivoting.
You’ll make all the cool reports,
make your tables short,
see all the aggregate info.
So let’s start, by importing some data rows!
Everyone will think you have all the smarts,
if your reprots are filled with pivot charts.
Once I’ve finished with my magic arts
Your data will be clear
with your pivot tables near…
Because it’s pivoting.
I’ll help you do pivoting.
You may not agree right now
that pivot tables allow
you to make reports so rivetting
There’s nothing to prevent you you
from using awesome pivot-ing
La, la, la-la-la-la.
Pivot tables are the best,
And if you ever need help, call on me!
Just FYI Pitan is totally based on Galinda from Wicked