Automated Directional Arrow Symbols

I am trying to compared two columns in my sheet, based on if the numbers in the column grew, shrunk, or were unchanged. I'd like to automatically show this with the up/down/unchanged symbol. Is this possible?

I was able to get the up/down arrows to automatically show, but I'm not sure how to incorporate the "unchanged" symbol.

=IF([2021 Begin Count]@row > [2022 Begin Count]@row, "Down", "Up")


  • Jeff Reisman
    Jeff Reisman ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @mhenryWVP You're almost there. We can accomplish this by nesting some IFs:

    =IF([2021 Begin Count]@row > [2022 Begin Count]@row, "Down", IF([2021 Begin Count]@row = [2022 Begin Count]@row, "Unchanged", "Up"))

    In English: If 2021 Count is greater than 2022 Count, "Down"; If 2021 Count is the same as 2022 Count, "Unchanged"; otherwise, "Up".

    From my test sheet:


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