About this lesson
Did you know that Excel can display Emojis in the worksheet? Why not leverage that ability to help convey your message?
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Display Emojis In Your Dashboards
Adding Emojis to add feeling to your dashboard.
When to use
When you want a bit more of an expressive display to show your performance, Emojis can be the perfect touch.
Identifying your Emoji
- Emojis are identified using a hexadecimal code that looks similar to this: 1F602
- To find an Emoji supported in Excel, download the Emoji Identifier spreadsheet
- Locate the Emoji you want, and build its code by adding its column identifier to the value in column C
Returning an Emoji to your dashboard
- The syntax to return an Emoji to your dashboard is as follows:
- UNICHAR(HEX2DEC("Emoji Hex Code"))
- For example, to return the “see no evil” monkey, you would use:
Hints & tips
- You can use Emojis in an IF or other logical function to return conditional Emojis as well
- The following formula will return a happy face if the value in A5 is greater than 1,000, an angry face if the value is less than -1,000 and a straight face if in between:
- =IF(A5>1000,UNICHAR(HEX2DEC("1F604")),IF(A5<-1000, UNICHAR(HEX2DEC("1F620")),UNICHAR(HEX2DEC("1F610"))))
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