Add Support for Native Excel Conditional Formatting
Since one of the main selling features of Windward is that you can create your reports using Office products which you already know how to do, supporting native conditional formatting in Excel might make more sense to the common user than having to edit Tag properties to accomplish a similar outcome.
We have been collecting ideas similar to this and determined that there is significant enough demand to accept this idea. I agree with you that supporting this functionality in Excel will make our product stronger and allow competent Excel users an easier Windward experience. I will update this ticket again once development has been started on this functionality. Thank you for your idea and please submit any other suggestions you have to improve our product.
One of your company's main selling points is that all a person needs to know how to do is format a report in an Office document and off you go. Conditional formatting in Excel is a major formatting tool in Excel that one would certainly expect to have included in a Windward report. Your company CEO reached out recently and asked if I would give Windward a 5 out of 5 stars. It is this kind of missing functionality that would prevent me from giving even a 4 out of 5 star rating. Maybe Excel doesn't get as much use from your customer base as Word, but some of us use Excel extensively and need this type of functionality. Having to use a separate conditional formatting tool that is very confusing means I have to know more than how to format a report in Excel to get the results I want.
Rafal Haza commented
I would like this functionality to be within autotag, as it would make some of our reporting much better as autotag conditional formatting doesn't have same functionality as excel one.
Sam Whitener commented
I too would live to have this ability. We have customers that request these type things from time to time.
Adam Jackson commented
Thank you for your request. After review, we are going to add this to our development backlog. Please let us know if there's anything else we can do for your in the meantime!