2024 W6 - Imagining the future
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This week I had another glimpse of the future of spreadsheets.
It happened when I was working on automating the dashboard we share with our investors.
There’s a section at the top of the first page where we create a summary of what’s going on every week.
It’s a repetitive task. Every week I try to give it some flair, but it boils down to the same stuff: Revenue, new accounts, etc. So I created a formula to fetch the info from each of the tables where it is and reproduce the text in a natural way. You can see it in the image below.
The formula is NOT a simple one as you can see.
I think this may be the future of reports.
Rows has invested quite a bit in our AI features already.
I think the solution to the summary formula is to create a cool AI Template feature. You’d write the format of the summary once, and the AI will figure out all of the sub-formulas to fetch.
There’s probably quite a bit of work to get there.
But I think that’s the future.
See you next week