Types of What-If analysis in Excel

This article is part of my series: What-If Analysis in Excel – A Step by Step Complete Guide.

Excel can handle much-sophisticated models than the preceding example. To perform a what-if analysis using Excel, you have three basic options:

  1. Manual what-if analysis: Plug in new values and observe the effects on formula cells.
  2. Data tables: Create a special type of table that displays the results of selected formula cells as you systematically change one or two input cells.
  3. Scenario Manager: Create named scenarios and generate reports that use outlines or pivot tables.

We’ve discussed each of these types of what-if analysis in the rest of this categories.

Read also: Sensitivity analysis in Excel using one or two variables data table

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Performing manual what-if analysis in Excel

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