Intellicus Enterprise Reporting and Business Insights 18.1

Conditional Formatting of cells

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What is it

Conditional formatting refers to feature of Intellicus wherein formatting of a cross-tab cell will be applied based on certain values when report actually runs.  For example,

  • Background of the cell turns red when a sales figure is less than targeted sales.
  • Value is presented in Bold when it is 20% higher than that in the same period last year.

When to use

This is a handy tool when you want to pass some more information to the user without actually placing that information on report.  For example:

  • If expenditure is above limit, print that figure in bold.
  • If actual sale is less than target, print that in cell background red.
  • If flight occupancy is below certain limit, make it print in Red color.
  • If staff presence is 100%, print it Blue, if it is 80% print it Red and if it is less than 60% print it in cell background red and text color Yellow.


You need to make some preparation before it can actually be used in cross-tab:

  1. Setup one or more conditions.
  2. Setup formats to be applied on text.
  3. Join conditions and formats.

For details on above points 1, 2 and 3, please refer online help of Intellicus Desktop Studio or IntellicusStudioUserManual.pdf.

Applying conditional formatting on cross-tab

Once conditions and styles (formats) are setup, it is easy to apply conditional formatting to a cell.

Conditional Formatting can be applied to row headers, column headers and summary fields.  Steps for setting up conditional formatting on row headers, column headers and summary fields are the same.

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Figure 27: Applying a conditional formatting

Multiple conditions and formats (styles) can be applied to a cell.

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Figure 28: Cross-tab having condition formatting applied

The above image shows the effect of conditional formatting applied in summary fields cells.