Noob Excel Question

I'm on a make-shift Corp Dev team at a Tech company with no real transactions experience (go figure lol).

Building out a customer forecasting model for a target on Google Sheets. I'll be download as a .XLS and building Data Tables for Sensitivities on the sheet and exporting the values into Google Sheets. (any better way to do this for people who have used sheets?)


I have my model built out with all my assumptions / inputs in the top rows, say rows 1-20, and the actual monthly forecast below it. It looks like shit, especially with all the frozen pains for the line items.

  • If I move all my assumptions / inputs to a separate sheet before exporting, will I still be able to do the Data tables? From what I understand, the assumptions / inputs need to be on the same sheet as the formula that's driving the data table

  • Can I build the data tables independtly on a seperate sheet?

  • Is there a better way to do this given my Google Sheets constraint? I can't have this on an excel sheet because our CEO / CFO / CorpDev prefer to be able to work on things together.

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Comments (5)

Aug 16, 2020 - 6:40pm

I have an answer to #2...

No, at least not the standard way. You would have to use self-ref IF functions, and they are not too difficult to implement.

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Aug 16, 2020 - 11:00pm

Sheets can't do anything Excel can - try again

Aug 17, 2020 - 1:25am
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