Choose or remove columns
Choose columns and Remove columns are operations that help you define what columns your table needs to keep and which ones it needs to remove. This article will showcase how to use the Choose columns and Remove columns commands by using the following sample table for both operations.
The goal is to create a table that looks like the following image.
On the Home tab, in the Manage columns group, select Choose columns.
The Choose columns dialog box appears, containing all the available columns in your table. You can select all the fields that you want to keep and remove specific fields by clearing their associated check box. For this example, you want to remove the GUID and Report created by columns, so you clear the check boxes for those fields.
After selecting OK, you'll create a table that only contains the Date, Product, SalesPerson, and Units columns.
When you select Remove columns from the Home tab, you have two options:
- Remove columns: Removes the selected columns.
- Remove other columns: Removes all columns from the table except the selected ones.
Remove selected columns
Starting from the sample table, select the GUID and the Report created columns. Right-click to select any of the column headings. A new shortcut menu appears, where you can select the Remove columns command.
After selecting Remove columns, you'll create a table that only contains the Date, Product, SalesPerson, and Units columns.
Remove other columns
Starting from the sample table, select all the columns from the table except GUID and Report created. On the Home tab, select Remove columns > Remove other columns.
After selecting Remove other columns, you'll create a table that only contains the Date, Product, SalesPerson, and Units columns.