Using Trend Arrows


I have a formula which works out the Net Days since an event occurred.

I have the following: [Event Type], [Days Since Last Event], [Day Before], [Trend]


The [Event Type] is the event I am searching for the number of days since the last one occurred. The Number of days appears in [Days Since Last Event], is a formula which works fine.

The [Day Before], is the same formula but is looking for the number of days yesterday, which is works fine.


What I am looking for is to define a formula that give the [Trend] of either up, down or across to display a trend arrow since yesterday. The difference between yesterday and today.

How would I do this?



Steve J Moss


  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi Steve,

    I'm not sure if this is what you're after but try this.

    =IF([Days Since Last Event]@row > [Day Before]@row; "Up"; "Down")    

    The same version but with the below changes for your and others convenience.  

    =IF([Days Since Last Event]@row > [Day Before]@row, "Up", "Down")

    Depending on your country you’ll need to exchange the comma to a period and the semi-colon to a comma.

    Would that work?

    Have a fantastic weekend!


    Andrée Starå

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