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COl Key Range



I know that from the excel functionality a dropdown can be created and based on the user selection the value in the individual cell from conditional formatting (list)can be chosen to create a rowkeyrange or column key range.

is there a way in excel to create the column key range for all the cells in a particular row to create a column key range

see the xmple.

January Actual FE FE FE FE FE FE.... until december

APRIL Actual Actual Actual AR AR AR AR.... until december

where FE (or) AR (only one) is the user selection from the evmbr?

if user selects FE then the Actuals must be displayed for the month of JAN and the rest will be Plan values

Now this line starting from Actuals to Plan until Dec must form the colkeyrange


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    Posted on May 04, 2011 at 08:08 AM

    Hi bee,

    i suggest you want to have some rolling forecast reporting?

    What i am doing in this case is the following:

    In the Category dimension I have JanFcst,FebFcst.....DecFcst (seems to be FE, AR in your case)

    In all reports and Inputschedules i am defining the category per Excel Logic depending of the Time Selection in Current View.

    If the user selects February (year does not matter), the view on the data is "forecasted in Feb" (Jan = Actual, Feb-Dec=Forecast). In my case i just had to use a Formula like LEFT(Cell with Time Selection,3)&"Fcst". In your case you could use a property in the Time Dimension for each month (Property FcstCat=FE for february etc.)

    Your Column expansion is static and starts with January of the selected year ("JAN."&Year from Currentview) and ends with December (use EVTIM). To evaluate if a month is Forecast or actual you can use the TimeID of the selected month and calculate the category: IF TimeID of Column >= TimeID from currentView Then Forecast else Actual.

    The user only needs to select the Time, Category is selected automatically.

    Hope this helps,


    Edited by: Jörg Finster on May 4, 2011 10:09 AM

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