Case Study: Indicate “Automatic Status” based on whether Actual Production exceeds/equals/trails the Budgeted Production. Sample provided in Picture 1.
Application Areas: Budget vs. Actual Comparison, Variance Analysis
Techniques required for Solution:
(A) Nested IF statement
(B) Symbol-based Font – Wingdings 3
(C) 3 times Conditional Formatting.
Solution Step 1: Nested IF Statement to get answer as:
“p” (if Actual > Budget),
“tu” (Actual = Budget) and
“q” (Actual < Budget)
Solution Step 2: Convert the resulting answer (p, tu,q) in Font – Wingdings 3. This will change the presentation to symbols.
Solution Step 3: Select the solution (“Status”) > Home tab > Conditional Formatting.
p – Format to Font Color Green;
tu – Format to Font Color Orange;
q – Format to Font Color Red
Note: Conditional formatting has to be applied 3 times.
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