### Excel Forecast Function

This Excel Tutorial demonstrates how to use the Excel FORECAST Function in Excel to count values that meet multiple criteria, with formula examples.

## FORECAST Function Description:

The FORECAST Function Uses a linear trend line to predict future Y-values.

## Formula Examples: Example Formula Result
1 =FORECAST(\$B\$5:\$B\$10,\$C\$5:\$C\$10,E5) 6
2 =FORECAST(\$B\$5:\$B\$10,\$C\$5:\$C\$10,E6) 7
3 =FORECAST(\$B\$5:\$B\$10,\$C\$5:\$C\$10,E7) 8
4 =FORECAST(\$B\$5:\$B\$10,\$C\$5:\$C\$10,E8) 9
5 =FORECAST(\$B\$5:\$B\$10,\$C\$5:\$C\$10,E9) 9
6 =FORECAST(\$B\$5:\$B\$10,\$C\$5:\$C\$10,E10) 9

## Syntax and Arguments:

The Syntax for the FORECAST Formula is:

### Function Arguments ( Inputs ):

x – The x-value for which you want to forecast a new y-value

known_y’s – An Array of known y-values

known_x’s – An array of known x-values

## How to use the FORECAST Function in Excel:

To use the AND Excel Worksheet Function, type the following into a cell:
`=AND(`
After entering it in the cell, notice how the AND formula inputs appear below the cell: You will need to enter these inputs into the function. The function inputs are covered in more detail in the next section. However, if you ever need more help with the function, after typing “=FORECAST(” into a cell, without leaving the cell, use the shortcut CTRL + A (A for Arguments) to open the “Insert Function Dialog Box” for detailed instructions:  