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Homework #2 – Excel Charts and Pivot Tables
Overview and Learning Objectives
This homework assignment asks you to use Microsoft Excel to use the VLookup function in a report, and also to generate charts and pivot tables. These are all useful skills. VLookup simplifies spreadsheet logic in many situations, and charts offer a visual perspective that can help people to see trends and data relationships. And once you get the idea of pivot tables, they are extremely useful in summarizing data “on the fly” in a variety of formats. This assignment is related to course objective #4 (“Design and implement Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and Microsoft Access databases to support business decision making”).

Quality Furniture Enterprises, Continued
This homework assignment continues the scenario from Homework #1, about Quality Furniture Enterprises. Caitlin’s uncle (and boss) was pleased with the sales forecast report she created. “I guess I should learn Excel,” he says. “I’ve been using the calculator on my laptop to compute the totals, and then copying and pasting things into a Word document.” Caitlin did her best not to appear smug, but it was nice to be appreciated, especially since this was still her first month on the job. But before she had any time to bask in her success, her uncle said, “And since you did so well on that report, I have another project for you.” So much for taking an early lunch break today. “Sure,” she said. “What do you need?” “First off, remember how I told you we were thinking about changing our commission structure? We’ve decided to vary it depending on the product line. Product lines 1 and 2 are our core business, and people are used to buying those things from us, so we’re only going to offer lower commissions on those products. But product lines 3 and 4 aren’t as well established; we’re going to offer higher commissions on those to encourage…...

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