# Charting The Results Of Changing One Cell That Has Many Chained Precedents

Feb 12, 2014

I have a document with a huge number of chained-together precedent cells, each changing vastly when a single input cell's value is changed (my x-value).

I need to look at the bottom line (my y-value) which is the result of a number of calculations based on the aforementioned cells, there is no linear relationship as there are a number of thresholds and roundups.

I have done this in mat-lab, however my company doesn't have that luxury and all the information is created by a standard estimating sheet that cannot change format.

How could I go about doing this? I've had a look through pettier however I can't see anything that doesn't either require a named cell with a huge formula in it or a table (which isn't practical in this instance - I need to chart the bottom line for 100 different values).

## Cutting And Pasting Without Changing Precedents Or Dependents

Jan 25, 2014

I am baffled because one worksheet I can cut/paste and none of the reference cells whether they are dependents or precedents change--in other words, all formulas remain exactly the same. I switch over to another tab in my back-end and the formulas change when cutting/pasting cells.

## Highlight Cells If Cell Has Dependents Or Precedents

Feb 17, 2009

I am working on a tool to highlight cells that have dependents but no precedents. This would be useful for me as I build a number of models and handle models built by others.

I want to be able to easily see where model inputs are and inputs will always be cells that do not have precedents and do have at least one dependent.

I have played with a number of methods with very little success. Is there an easy way to test whether or not a cell has a precedent or dependent within the workbook?

for cell in range

if cell.does.not.have.precedent and cell.has.dependent then
cell.Interior.ColorIndex = 35
end iff

next cell

I found this in an older post but I cant get it to work at all.

Sub atest()

Dim rngA As Range
Dim sngA As Single

For Each rngA In Selection.Cells
If Len(rngA.Formula) > 0 Then
On Error Resume Next
sngA = rngA.DirectDependents.Count
If sngA = 0 Then
rngA.Style = "NoDeps"
End If
End If
Next
End Sub

## Grab Data From Table If Fulfills Two Chained Conditions Without Using Concatenated Key

May 26, 2014

How to grab data from a table providing it fulfills two chained conditions without using a concatenated key. For example:

I have this table and I want to get the combination Name + Color. :

A
B
C

1
John
White

2
John
Red

[Code] ........

The database is something like:

A
B
C
D

1
John
Red
3254.30

[Code] ......

I ended up using VLOOKUP() and a concatenated key like Name&Color but it slow down the sheet significantly as I have many records and also does not seem the most elegan solution. I tryied using OFFSET() nested with MATCH()but couldn't get it. Also tried something with ARRAY FORMULAS but I am not very proficient at them.

## Use ComboBox For Changing Autofilter Results

Apr 9, 2013

I have a problem very similar to this thread: [URL] .... Therefore I have tried to adapt but so far failed.

My requirement is that a userform pops up with multiple comboboxes (in this scenario 3) and once the results have been selected and the user clicks the button "OK" then the autofilter changes to the same as what the selected ComboBoxes were.

So, there are 3 comboboxes so I have tried the following:

VB:
[PrivateSub CommandButton1_Click()

Worksheets("Data").Activate
If Sheets("Data").AutoFilterMode = True Then Range("B3", Range("B600").End(xlUp)).AutoFilter
Range("B3", Range("B600").End(xlUp)).AutoFilter Field:=1, Criteria1:=ComboBox1.Value, visibledropdown:=False

[Code] .....

## Changing Results Depending On The Category?

Jun 18, 2014

I'm trying to figure a function wherein if I change the category, the results will automatically changes. see attached sheet.

## Changing Order Of Text Based On Results?

Oct 7, 2013

I've attached a spreadsheet. I want the order of the sentence to change based on the numbers and whether they are positive or negative. Below are more details and the spreadsheet has numbers.

"Total expense for September was 8 higher (lower) than prior year, driven by a higher (lower) claims expense and admin expense"

This might be hard to explain: For the second part (starting from "driven by", I would like the variable that explains more of the positive or negative variance (in the example, claims) to come first.

Here is a different example

Total expense for September was 6 lower than prior year, driven by a lower admin expense (claims is not included because it is higher)

## Relationship Between Formula References. Dependents & Precedents

May 30, 2008

I'm an experienced Excel user working with very large Excel files that contain many sheets with thousands of formulas referencing various cells on different worksheets. I've been searching for an advanced solution for Excel and I am actually having doubts as to whether it actually exists on the market. (If it doesn't take this idea for free!)

I need a program that could generate a visual map that displays different cells and the links among them. For example, such maps are used in social networking to show connections among people - an example here.

In the end I would have a similar map and it would show me which worksheets are more or less isolated (i.e. don't reference directly any other cells).

## Macro Code To Trace Dependents/Precedents

Jun 17, 2008

I would like to trace dependents of all cells <> "" in column A of a sheet "Tickmarks". If there is a cell in column A which has a value, but does not have a dependent I would like that value to be stored. When the trace dependents check is done for all the cells with values in column A, I would like to display a msgbox with all the cell values collected above.

Eventually, I will be trying to locate the cells with no dependents but with values in Column A and replace them with cells with dependents and change the dependent links to the updated cells.

I have attached an example.

Sub Trace_Dependents_Tickmark_Sheet()

Dim RowCounter As Integer
RowCounter = 3

'Select firsct cell with t/m & show dependents
Range("A" & RowCounter).ShowDependents

' Loop until RowCounter = 200
Do
If Range("A" & RowCounter).Value = 0 Then
RowCounter = RowCounter + 1

## Changing Cell Color Based On Changing Values

Sep 16, 2009

This may have been answered on here but can not seem to find it. My situation is I have values in A1,A2 & A3 that are like counter reading so the value is always changing. What I am looking to do is change the cell color if one of the values is over 500 from the other two values. Say A1 is 3000, A2 is 3250 and A3 is 3500. I would like the cell for A3 to change color.

## Charting In VBA

Aug 15, 2008

I have an existing chart and I want to update the plot utilizing data that has been calculated and stored in 2 arrays X(N,1) and M(N,1) via my VBA macro. How do I do it?

## VBA Charting Weirdness

Jul 1, 2006

I am just reusing some code that works most of the time to reset the seriescollection of specific charts. Sometimes is will just error when I try to set the .values object to my range of values. It's strange because it will work for 10 seriescollections/identicle ranges on the same chart and then error out; and sometimes it will work perfectly.

I've checked:
The chart reference object
The range I'm setting
The code I've copied from

It's all correct. Here's a short sample.

ValRng = Range("AR7:CY7")
Set usechart = ActiveSheet.ChartObjects(1)
With usechart.Chart.SeriesCollection.NewSeries
.Name = "Prime 2000"
.Values = ValRng ' (also tried it this way) "=" & ActiveSheet.Name & "!" & Range("AR7:CY7").Address
End With

The series is created fine, and the name is set properly.

On my new sheet here it won't set ANY values, which is a real problem. If anyone knows what is going on, please let me know.

## X Y Charting With Supplemental Information

Mar 26, 2014

I have a large number of files containing thousands of X and Y coordinates. I prepared a macro which loads these X and Y data from all the files into one workbook, and it writes the file names into each row. So, in the end I get a file with this formation:

X Y filename

x1 y1 filename_1
x2 y2 filename_1
x3 y3 filename_1
.
.
.
xi yi filename_2
.
.
xn yn filename_m

It would be great if I could make then an XY Chart which contains the information of "filename" column too. I didn't mean labling, because in the end I'll have hundred thousands of points, so if I added labels to each point it would be impossible to see anything. I would only set that if I move the mouse to any point of the chart, it would show not only the X and Y coordinates, but the related filename too.

Is it possible to set it so in excel?

## Charting Non-numerical Data?

Dec 2, 2013

produce graphs/charts based on inequalities monitoring information - gender, nationality, age etc. I'm capturing info from several events, one sheet per event. Had a look at COUNTIF but not sure it's what I want and looks like I'd need sub-sheet for each? Capture.PNG

## Charting Information Between Two Given Dates

Nov 22, 2011

I am working on a project at work. I need to track our VIP guests. I only have their arrival and departure date.

Is there a way to graph and track the days between so that I can have a total of all arriving and In-house VIP guests on all dates in the range?

Here's a sample of the data.

10/18/201110/19/2011HOERMAN/SCOTT10/17/201110/21/2011SMITH/JOHN M
10/10/201110/13/2011WARNER/AMY10/18/201110/19/2011GERONDALE/RON
10/11/201110/12/2011BUCHANAN/JEFFREY10/17/201110/18/2011HUND/LARRY
BLOOMER/ROBERT10/20/201110/23/2011COLE/ELIZABETH10/7/201110/8/2011IWASA/KENNETH

## Not Charting Line If Value Equals Zero?

Sep 4, 2012

I have a line graph which plots the PERCENT_YIELD of units built (UNITS_PASSED / UNITS_BUILT) every week. I want to fill all future week cells with a formula so dragging the formula is not a manual operation every week (my overall goal is to automate a complex spreadsheet and charts as much as possible).

The formula is =IF(Q1080,Q109/Q108,)
Where Q108 is UNITS_BUILT
Where Q109 is UNITS_PASSED

My theory is if units were built (Q108 not equal to zero), plot the ratio. If no units were built (Q108 is zero) I do not want to plot any value on the chart.

The chart plots the correct values for the True conditions; however the chart plots a zero value for the False conditions. How do I not plot a zero for a false condition?

## Named Ranges And Charting

Dec 5, 2012

I am having an issue with dynamic charting using named ranges in excel. I quite often create dynamic charts using IF and OFFSET formulas to check conditions in order to create charts of data based on user inputs.

The issue I am having is with linking multiple tables of data in a single named range. In order to make this spreadsheet easy to maintain I am trying to take 3 separate databases and link the spreadsheets through named ranges. The formula I have written is as follows:

=VLOOKUP(VALUE(LEFT(OFFSET(Processed!\$B\$1,1,0,COUNT(Processed!\$C:\$C),1),6)),Raw!\$F:\$O,10,FALSE)

For context this is;

=VLOOKUP(VALUE(LEFT(OFFSET("Serial number I am referencing",1,0,"Qty of rows containing data",1),6)),"Value I want to return from separate table",10,FALSE)

[The formatting of the serial number between the two sheets is slightly different but they share the first 6 digits (hence the wrapped VALUE and LEFT formulas).]

This formula is working perfectly except that it doesn't store the entire data table in a single cell, it only returns a single value. If I enter the formula into a cell and drag it down it returns all the information correctly, however if I create a named range using the formula and try to chart it only the first value returned is charted.

Any way to modify the formula to store the entire data array in the single cell value so it will chart when used as a named range?

## Charting With Dynamic Ranges

Mar 25, 2014

So I was looking for reassurance or validation more than anything. From what I can tell you can in order to build a chart that is dynamic throughout a range, you use the offset and count or counta function - 1. That part isn't a problem. My question is once you created that for your charts do you just normally plot your chart range or do you have to reference the named range directly into the chart range?

## Charting A Range Of Values

Aug 31, 2007

I have a simple sheet to record and graph my bloodpressure . The list of values is as follows:
col A is always todays date
cols B and C user input - integer
col D is a constant value 120
col E is also a constant value 80

Currently I am manually charting the range A1:Exx each day after I have added a new line for my daily readings. Whilst this works fine, I'd like to automate the charting process as currently if I select a range full of blank cells then my chart displays loads of blank values.

So I could use a Button on the graph which works out how big my cell range is ie; A1:E66 and graphs it for me or alternatively a background macro that does the same after I have entered the C col entry for each day

## Macro Charting Resources

Nov 9, 2006

i would like to find out about:The different essential building elements for different chart types (like 3DBubble requires XValue, Value, Name and BubbleSize, for example, but what about clusteredColumn and the others?)How to address the building elementsThe optional building elements (changing background color and stuff)

## Dynamic Graphing/Charting

Mar 26, 2008

I have a workbook with Sheet1 and Sheet2. I’ve programmed information from to be calculated and results inserted into sheet2. A new result every Row. I plan to do a graph taking the X-axis and Y-axis values from Columns A and B respectively in Sheet2. What is the VBA code for dynamic updating of graph? Meaning, I want the graph (a curve) that will have points added to the curve, extending it, whenever a new row is added into sheet2 – Columns A (X-axis) and B (Y-axis). The rows are not defined. It can have 100 to 200 rows or more..

## Simple Charting Of Talk Times

Nov 26, 2013

I need to create a simple Talk Time Chart displaying our call center's talk time in 30 min increments.

TimeATT
08:00:00:02:03
08:30:00:04:06
09:00:00:03:56
09:30:00:02:57
10:00:00:04:57
10:30:00:03:29
11:00:00:04:41

[Code] .....

## Charting Color According To Dates And RGB Values

Feb 26, 2014

I have a spreadsheet with 4 columns. The first column is a Date/Time object and the next three columns represent the R, G, and B values of a color. The color values are 8-bit numbers(0-255). What I'd like to do is create an area or bar chart where the x-axis are the dates and the y-axis is the overall brightness of the color (a simple average of R,G,B would suffice). However, I'd ideally like the color of the bar to be displayed by the R, G, and B values from the cells. Is this possible? I've attached a dummy file for reference.

## Charting Hidden / Grouped Columns?

Mar 18, 2014

I have several years worth of monthly data that I would like to keep hidden so it is printer friendly but I also want to have a chart of all that data... Is this possible? Only idea I have is to basically recreate the data sheet but I don't really like that solution since it adds steps to the process and increases the file size...

## Charting Multiple Dates With Trend?

May 15, 2014

I'm having difficulty figuring out how to line graph two separate dates. I also want to show a trend.

I was first thinking I would need two graphs, but is there a way to merge into one?

## Charting Out All Possible Combination Of Multiple Ranges

Jul 10, 2014

I have developed an evaluation algorithm for residential mortgages, and am having difficulty testing. I am trying to ensure that my scoring model makes sense from every possible scenario. The grading model takes into account multiple factors that most financial institutions would find important when assessing a potential borrower for a loan. Examples of these factors could be an individual's credit score (ranging from 0 - 800), the type of dwelling (multiple options to choose from), etc. In total there are about 20 different factors, each with a minimum of 5 possible options to choose from.

I am trying to create a spreadsheet that lists out all possible combinations of the multiple factors, and trying to input it by hand . To give an example:

Credit Score
Property Dwelling Type
Property Value

100
Townhouse
\$350,000

[Code] .....

## Charting To Change Based On Data?

Mar 26, 2012

I have data I use in a Pareto chart. This data is found somewhere in cell range A18:AF20. I want the chart to adjust itself to only the cell range with data. It may be A18:M18 or perhaps A18:AB18.

Is there any way to set the cell to look at only the cells with data in them?

## Charting By Time Across Multiple Days

Jul 28, 2008

I have two sets of data that I would like to be compared over a 4 day period.

One set (Mill data) has an associated date and time (29-Jun-08 00:42:02 etc.), and has a value generated every 4 to 6 minutes.

The second set (Dump Grades) has an associated time only (13:24 etc.), and has values generated at random time intervals throughout each day.

The first issue is that I must assign a date to the Dump Grades data, which I just can't seem to do.

The second problem is that I don't know how to get all of these data points graphed on the same graph, as the date and time thing is throwing me for some reason.

My data right now is arranged in columns on separate sheets, organized by dates.

## Dynamic Range Selection For Charting

May 7, 2009

I have three rows that each attempt to pull in data from a range on different worksheets. All but one return nothing but "#N/A" values. The one row returns values from the proper range. (User selections determine which row will have data).

Second, I successfully pull data from the row containing actual information into another row, using the following formula: "=OFFSET(E\$36,CHOOSE(\$Y\$1,0,1,2),0)" on a cell-to-cell basis. The value in \$Y\$1 chooses the row to look at, based upon a dropdown selected on another worksheet.

So I now have a row with =OFFSET(E\$36,CHOOSE(\$Y\$1,0,1,2),0),=OFFSET(F\$36,CHOOSE(\$Y\$1,0,1,2),0),=OFFSET(G\$36,CHOOSE(\$Y\$1,0,1,2),0) and so forth. I can find the last value in the row, but I cannot find a way to extract the address from that, and create a table that will use as a series the last 26 values in the row.

For reference, I use "=LOOKUP(9.99999999999999E+307,E49:FD49)" to determine the last cell with a value (gleaned from a Dueling Excel Youtube Video, - very helpful!).

I hope the above will be clear enough, but if not, I'll be happy to provide additional information / clarification.

## Charting 2 Data Series With Different Numbers Of Points

Jun 12, 2014

Have Series 1 (to be a line chart) with 20 data points X values are 0 to 68. Have Series 2 (Bar chart) with 68 data points, again X values 0 to 68

Cant get series 1 to display beyond X value of 20