Quickly find the Percent of Goal using simple Excel formulas. This tutorial will step you through how to calculate the percentage completion of any numeric goal..

**Calculation: **

**Actual Results / Goal = Percent of Goal**

**Setting up Our Data**

- Setup our data so that we have the Actual Data in Column B, the Goal in Column C and a blank Column D which will be where we enter the formula

* Figure 1 – Setting up the Data*

**Calculate Percent of Goal**

- In cell D3 type this formulas
**“**`=B3/C3`

” - Copy the formula in D3 down to D8
- We see in the example Excel calculates the percent goal for each office
- Excel defaults the result in decimal format, so be sure to change the cell format to percent

*Figure 2 – Calculating the Percent of Goal*

***This formula will not work with a negative goal. Instead, use this formula:**

**=** **(actual-goal)/ABS(goal)+1**

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