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Performing Financial What-If Analyses You have a
In its most simple form, G takes the opposite approach. – Here is the answer I want. To perform Goal Seek: – In the group on the tab, click the What-If Analysis button, and then click Goal Seek – In the Set cell box, select the result cell, and then, in the To value box, specify its value (goal) – In the By changing cell box, specify the input cell – Click the OK button. The value of the input cell changes to set the value of the result cell
What happens if I change units sold? Here is the answer/goal that I want. What must happen to achieve that result?
Data Tables A data table organizes the results of several what-if analyses within a single table Insert that references the input cell in the upper-left cell of the table One variable data table: specify one input cell and one or more result cells Two variable data table: specify two input cells and one result cell. In the Data Tools group on the Data tab, click the What-If Analysis button, and then click Data Table
Scenarios and Scenario Manager At most, a data table can have only 2 input cells. If you have more input cells (or several results cells), you will need to create and use the scenario manager (located in the Data tab, What-If Analysis grouping Scenario Manager enables you to create as many scenarios as you want, easily switching between the different scenarios to display the results of several what-if analyses
You can even create a scenario pivot table report to display the results from each scenario