Forumula for trending up/down


I need a formula to display the trend of a number.

As rows (data) comes in the average value of the column changes and as time goes by the values will go down. I need to compare that average value each day. Meaning if today's average is 5.10 and tomorrows average is 5.50, I need to compare those two numbers to display a red dot since the average is going up. If average number goes down I need to display a green dot. If value remains the same, display a yellow dot. I hope I explained that well enough.

Thank you


  • Andrée Starå
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    Hi Scott,

    You'd need to have a so-called helper column for the previous value to be able to compare them, or maybe it could work by copying the values to another sheet.

    The best alternative would probably be the third-party service, Zapier. It's an excellent option for this scenario. Is that an option for you?

    I hope that helps!

    Have a fantastic week!


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