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We’ll name the cells in the first row of each metric column (the row labeled “Current– to be named cells, but it makes for easier, safer updating of the dashboard as the complexity grows).
Name each cell by clicking on the cell, then clicking in the cell address at the top left and typing in the cell name.
I’ve been meaning to redo the original post with an example that uses tables, because it simplifies things a bit.
This is that post — 100% plagiarized from the original when it makes sense to do so. However, it should work fine on Excel 2007 for Windows, too.
It’s important to have consistent naming conventions, so we’ll go with _Current for this (it works out to have the metric identified first, with the qualifier/type after — just trust me! The screen capture below shows this being done for the cell where the current value for Orders will go, but this needs to be done for Revenue and Web Traffic as well (I just remove the space for Web Traffic — Web Traffic_Current).
And, of course, we’ll actually need data — this would come later, but I’ve gone ahead and dropped some fictitious stuff in there: That’s it for the Data tab for now…but we’ll be back!
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