Constantly updating time excel
I’m seeing a lot of referral traffic to this post searching for Excel 2010.
If you’re simply looking for where you define or modify named ranges in Excel 2010 (as one commenter indicated in response to an earlier version of this update), it’s on the Formulas tab in the Defined Names area — Name Manager.
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Thanks.] I’ve had a pretty good run of theoretical posts about the nature of marketing measurement of late, so it seemed like I was due for a more down-in-the-weeds-Excel-efficiency-tactics write-up.
For the purposes of this example, we’ll go with months.
Let’s leave the first row alone — this is where we will populate the “current value,” which we’ll get to later.
My favorite on that front is Jon Peltier’s (if you get intrigued by this post, hop over and peruse a slew of other ways to have charts dynamically update).
This post describes (and includes a downloadable file of the example) a technique that we use extensively to make short work of updating recurring reports. I like to just have the first worksheet as the presentation layer — let’s name it Dashboard — and the second worksheets as the data layer — let’s call that Data.
And, we’re definitely going to want to have the whole range of data on the tab available to us.We’ll name the cell in the first row of each metric column as the current value for that metric (the cells don’t 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 like to use a simple shading schema to clearly denote which cells will get updated with data and which ones never really need to be touched.And, in this example, let’s say we’ve got three different metrics that we’re updating: Revenue, Orders, and Web Visits.