I have never used charts in excel unfortunately. I just finished watching a few tutorials but still a little confused. I have a WS with a list of items I want to make various charts of how do you make a chart that adjusts when new items are added? (thus dynamic data) Do you need a macro to do this or is it just standard by defining a range within that sheet?
I would like to update a chart after I have updated the underlying data just by clicking a button and displaying the updated date in the chart. Does anyone know how to do this? Currently I am having to manually click on the graphs line in the chart, which highlights the columns data, then manually extend this for the chart to update. And then I am manually typing in a date cell in the chart. There MUST be a cool way to do this.
I have a range which will change in size & in content, & I want this to be a Named Range at whatever size it is.
Reason I want to is because I want to make a Validation List with this dynamic range. I also want a Validation list which lists the content of 2 or more dynamic ranges which may or may not be on the same worksheet - is this possible?
i.e. First dynamic range: called "Milestones" at A11 Second dynamic range: called "Activities" at A25 & make a Validation list that will list content of both
I have this code which looks information in a table. The problem is that the table is getting every time bigger.
Here the code:
With Worksheets("Sheet10").Cells(9, 3).Resize(, LastColumnf - 2) .Formula = "=IFERROR(CONCATENATE(VLOOKUP(Sheet10!C2,Sheet12!$A$10:$C$550,3,FALSE),""."", VLOOKUP(Sheet10!C2,Sheet12!$A$10:$C$550,2,FALSE)),"""")" .Value = .Value End With
How can I write $A$10:LastNewRow... Another problem rises here, LastNewRow might end up being the oldLastNewRow, i think. But maybe since it is getting bigger, there is no problem, I don't know.
Instead of having a static reference like $C$550 I would like to have a dynamic one.
Imagine I am plotting characteristics of a monopoly game: each row of my data represents one property and has a number of characteristics in columns. I have a scatter plot that draws several series from data in a filtered list. This lets me turn some of the points on and off by changing the filters, because the chart only plots the points that are visible. I'm remaking this chart using named ranges so that it will update each series automatically as the named ranges change. I'm doing this because I occasionally want to move datapoints (i.e. rows in the original data) from one series to another, and I don't want to manually go back and edit the series definitions in the chart. For example, if I am charting a monopoly game and each series represents one player, and each point is a property owned by that player, I want to account for the fact that properties may be traded between players.
I got the chart all set up using named ranges so that each series has one named range for the X values and one for the Y values. These are defined to include or exclude points from the list (think of it as the list of all the properties in monopoly) and it works great... except when I use filters on the source data (for instance, filter out the yellow properties) it no longer removes those points from the chart. Because the chart refers to the named range and the named range is immune to the filtering, changes in filtering do not update the chart. My chart named ranges are defined like this:
I have created a chart that automatically expands as more data is added. This works great by using named ranges in my Chart's Series' Values and Axis Label fields. The named ranges use the Offset function.
The problem I am having is applying this same technique to to same chart to vary the number of series that I want to chart. I created a name range, using the offset function. But when I add the name to my Data Range formula, it will not stick. It changes the number of series displayed correctly when I add the name. But after I click OK on the Source Data dialog box, the data range reverts back to the address supplied by the name range variable; it does not retain the name range variable itself. Can Chart Data Ranges not contain a name range variable, especially when name range variables are used in the series formulas?
I maintain data which gets updated every week. I have a chart associated with this data which I want to get updated automatically. I tried to use dynamic range on the chart and it kinda works. But the issue with my data is that I have data set in a row, followed by a blank cell which is then followed by average of last two weeks. Hence, when I use a dynamic range, it also displays the last value in the row (average), which I don't want to display in my chart.
So what I am looking forward to do is set up dynamic range or any other solution, which automatically updates my chart with weekly sales data without showing the average value in the chart. I have attached sample worksheet here.
I have created a spreadsheet which uses data validation to allow a user to select a company, start Date, end date, and projected months in order to output different figures. I have attached a spreadsheet to this post in case that was hard to understand.
Since there is data validation, indexing, and matching going on, as different selections are made, various tables change as a result. Uou will be able to see what I mean as you open the example sheet and start messing around with the data validation boxes.
The problem I am encountering now, is creating an exponential graph that will also keep changing as the user changes their selections in the data validation boxes. I am unsure if this is even possible, but I figured it was worth a shot to ask. On the example sheet, I have included a graph similar to the one I want, but it only contains data in a certain range of cells, rather than dynamically changing to accommodate whatever data is outputted.
Here is what I am looking for in the graph: 1. Whatever dates are selected by the user in the data validation boxes, along with the projected dates will be on the x-axis. 2. The PMPM figures associated with the selected dates, and the projected dates on the y-axis. 3. Ability to make different selections from the data validation boxes and still have a dynamic chart that keeps updating itself.
I have a spreadsheet that I have setup to have raw data pasted into. Long story short, it pulls the maximum reading for a given 5 minute period and returns the highest value for each 5 minute increment where there was a reading. It does this for all of the different dates entered, returning a separate data table for each date.
What I now need is to graph the data on a line chart. Since the number of time values can be variable, I have to include the entire range (for example A3:B5002). When I graph this out, it has all of the data clumped up at the beginning and flatlines for 99% of the chart.
I tried building dynamic named ranges using offset, but that seems to yield similar results once charted.
See the link below where I've dumped some sample data in (it wouldn't let me upload due to the size and I can't upload only part of it without breaking the whole thing). The data I need to chart is from columns A&B on the GraphData sheet. Sheet 1 contains the chart I have been trying to use. The endgame of this is to have the end user paste in their data and *POOF* charts.
My only restriction is that I cannot have Macros/VBA.
I tried following this post and using NA() instead of ""...no dice, it just puts #NA at the bottom labels instead of spaces.
I'm setting something that allows the user to compare bond yield curves on a graph. The setup involves a dropdown to select the final year of data the user wants to see and several date drop-downs.
For example, if the user wants to compare the current yield curve out to 2031 against how the same curve looked the end of Q1 2011 and Q2 2011, he would select "2031" in the first dropdown and then select "4/1/2011", "7/1/2011", and "9/8/2011" in the other three dropdowns.
The data is on a separate sheet, and mechanics of my named ranges are sound. However, Excel won't allow me to add my named ranges to my graph.
I'm trying to replace $B$3:$B$25 with CRV_DATES and $C$3:$C$25 with CRV_ONE (when I get this to work I'll add the other curve to the chart). When I try to add them, though, I can't get out of the series dialogue. When I hit enter, nothing happens--no error message, no nothing. The change simply won't "stick".
Here are my primary named ranges and the ranges/functions I use within them:
I have created a chart that provides a hisotry of events on a timeline. It relies on named ranges and allows me to change the upper and lower date ranges displayed on the x-axis of the chart by changing the date in cells that define the upper and lower dates. In order to display the events on the timeline I have a table that includes 3 columns... a date colmn, an event description column, and a event height column. To display the information I have used a line chart with data points that uses the "event height" data to determine how high up on the graph to display the event information. I have hidden the line, added a label for each event, and added an error bar that draws a line between each label and the bottom of the chart. By default the labels displayed the "event height" information (as expected), so I selected each label individually and added a formula that causes it to display information from the "event description" column instead of the default value. All of this works perfectly with no issues.
The problem comes when I change the date range displayed in the chart. Currently the chart displays event information for 1/1/2012 - 5/30/2012. I can modify 5/30/2012 to be any date I would like that is greater than 1/1/2012 with no problem. Everything displays correctly. However, if I modify the 1/1/2012 date the labels change to reflect the original value (event height data) instead of what I modified it to (event description).
I am attempting to use a dynamic named range in a chart data series as described in Excel Hacks (Hack #42 and Hack #52).
Using Insert|Name|Define I have created a named range called CashFlowSaleChartDataRange that is set to the following value:
When I subsequently assign a reference to this named range in the data series dialog it will accept the answer and my chart will adjust to reflect the updated range. However, if I return to the data series dialog, I now see the range address returned by the OFFSET function rather than the named range reference.
I've read through every thread I can find about dynamic named ranges as source data for a chart. It seems as if everyone can get it to work but me. I have a chart on one sheet that needs to update dynamically from data on another sheet when a button is clicked. Here's my code that runs when I click the button:
Sub Update_Center_Chart() Sheets("Center Data Chart").Select ActiveSheet.ChartObjects("Center Data").Activate ActiveChart.SetSourceData Source = Range("CenterData") End Sub
I get the error message: "Type mismatch." The data is in B1:F2 on a different sheet. The formula in the named range, "CenterData" is this:=OFFSET('Center Data'!$B$1,0,0,COUNT('Center Data'!$B:$B),4). The data will expand by 1 row every time.
Each of my data sets spans roughly 75 columns by 250 rows at present, but this could expand. The first 7 rows contain metadata. Columns 2-25 or so contain the raw data, from which everything to the right is calculated. The data sets have most columns in common, but not necessarily all.
In order to tease out the most meaningful information from my data, I frequently sort all or part of it based on varying criteria. When I find a useful sorting criterion, I create a new column with a header that describes the criterion and populate it with a formula that returns a 1 if the condition of interest is met for that row, or a 0 if it is not. For example, if I am doing this in column AA, I might enter
and copy it down to the end of the data. The resulting vector of 1s and 0s quickly re-identify data that meets that criterion even after subsequent resorting. It also makes locating data that meets multiple sorting criteria extremely simple. Essentially, I create a truth table.
Cell $AA$4 in the above example contains a "comparator" value I might wish to change at some point, which would change the subset of data the condition selects for.
Here's the first hard part:
For each data set, I need the ability to generate meaningful plots that includes separate series based on the criteria I have described. However, I also need to retain the ability to resort the data or change the comparator value without disrupting these plots. In other words, the plots must NOT change when the order of the data is changed, but MUST change to display the appropriate data when the comparator changes.
Here's the 2nd hard part:
Once I have this working for one data set, I need to be able to port it to other data sets (which are contained in other workbooks), so that I can compare equivalent plots from each. I also need to minimize the number of manual steps involved in doing so, to avoid human errors and excessive time consumption.
The only other possible complication I can think of at the moment is that, to this point, I have been inserting blank rows to isolate subsets that I do not wish to perform further sorting on from each other.
Right now I am angling toward VBA code that loops through the entire data set to generate base dynamic ranges using the column header row (row 1) as the names, and the entire column of data for the rangeloops through the truth table columns to generate "branch" row ranges for each of the sorting conditions,loops through the entire data set one more time to create "branch" ranges for each of the base ranges.
I could generate some code to accomplish a one-off solution for a given configuration of a single data set (provided there is not a list length limit in a chart series that I'd be violating)...but without a dynamic named range, I don't know how to get to something that would update appropriately. So in essence, I am still stuck at the dynamic range part of this.
I am trying to combine data from multiple worksheets and make a chart. I have about 200 keywords in every worksheet (about 50), and some of them repeat themselves through worksheets and some don't. For every keyword, I have an associated value in the next column that I want to portray over time (each worksheet is for a different period).
So what I need to figure out is how to be able to pick any 10 keywords from the worksheets and put them in a line chart where I can see the associated value for each period for every worksheet so I can compare my keywords' efficiency. The tricky part is that some worksheets do not contain the keyword and other worksheets contain the keyword in a different cell than the previous wsheet.
I'm trying to make two identical worksheets in a workbook. I would like the second sheet reflect all the changes made in the first one. I thought I would simply use = but it doesn't work correctly if I add or delete rows. If I add a row between row 1 and 2 in the first sheet the formula in row 2 in the second worksheet changes from =sheet1!A2 to =sheet1!A3. The result is the same if I use absolute references which suprised me. I want the formula in row 2 to stay =sheet1!A2 whatever happens on the first sheet.
I don't care about formatting, just data are important.
The reason I want the same data on two worksheets is that the second sheet will contain some more data that should not be visible to everyone. I want to protect the second worksheet and require a password to unhide it.
I need to compare two tables in two different worksheets (A and B) and update the weekly changes (income and sales) from B to A. I have been using an Index(Match) formula which has been working perfect. I am however forced to update to a macro. The worksheets are identical and each item is identified by a unique ID. Any ideas in exchange for a 6-pack Budweiser?
I have a calculated value in H2. This value will correspond to values in the table provided. This value is dynamic and will change based on criteria that will be added.
The value H2 is a combination of to "letters" D1 and A2 or A4 and B1 i.e. trace back where the intersection of H2 occurs within the table
In Cells A8 and A9 I am trying to represent which combination of letters will result in an intersection of the value H2. In the example provided it is C and A.
What i would like to do is have Cells A8 and A9 be more dynamic. So if for example the value in H2 changed to say R12,06 then the intersection would be B and B. Therefore Cell A8 = B and Cell A9 = B
The formula is cell A8 and A9 doesn't cater for this as the range is fixed. I need a dynamic range for the index and match function based on the where the intersection of H2 happens to be in the table.
It mentioned something about getting comments which display dynamic data as if something metioned in the cells will appear in the comment and on changing the data in the cells, the data in the comments also changes with it..
Unfortunately, I could not save that file or remember the website as my Internet went bonkers...
I am trying to send my field reps a spreadsheet that will allow them to pick the proper location for each building. The problem I am having is that there are ~45,000 buildings, each with anywhere from 1 - 92 locations. Here is how my spreadsheet is set up.
Sheet 1 Column A has the Buildings THIS IS NOT A DROP DOWN. THIS IS A STATIC CELL PRE FILLED OUT Column B is where I want the drop down to be available for the rep to pick the location
Sheet 2 Column A has a list of the buildings Column B has a list of the locations
I understand that normally I would need to create a named range for each building and its locations. However, there are more Buildings than columns in Excel. Is there a way I can do this using Index/Match, or Offset, or Indirect? I have a sample spreadsheet that can be found in my dropbox account using this link [URL]
1) i have office 2003 on a laptop. within powerpoint, i can create a 'microsoft excel chart 11' object. to create a link to the excel data source, do i have to go through the odbc sql setup? it works, but i don't want my powerpoint to be dependent on some excel file somewhere. what are the other options to insert/make a functional pivot chart in powerpoint with the data also within powerpoint? the data as sheet option does not result in the chart being a pivot, it's just a plain chart. it has to be a proper object, not an image paste or a chart that updates links with the excel file open.
2) i have office 2007 on my other laptop. i can not find any suitable object to choose from to make a pivot chart in powerpoint. what's the best way to go about in 2007 version?
3) am i going about this the wrong way with the objects? should i be after vba code?
My boss wants me to design a dynamic, updatable chart in Excel 2003. I initially made a Pivot Chart based on a Pivot Table which worked perfectly, but it doesn't look professional enough when printed (or viewed) and she wants me to approach it a different way.
So, I created a graph based on the data in a Pivot Table, and used dynamic ranges as the source for the graph series so that the chart updates when the criteria fields are changed for the Pivot Table. I then added two combo boxes (ie data validation lists) to the Chart sheet, and wrote VBA code so that whenever the combo box values are changed, the Criteria fields for the Pivot Table on the 2nd sheet are updated accordingly, and this in turn causes the graph to be updated as well.
This solution also worked perfectly, but now I've been told to create the graph without macros.
Does anyone have any suggestions? The requirements/details are as follows:
1. The Pivot Table is on sheet "PIVOT", and the graph is on sheet "GRAPH" 2. The Pivot Table has two criteria - School Name and Year Level 3. On sheet "GRAPH" there are two data-validated fields, School and Year, which only allow the selection of valid Schools and Year Levels
Is there any way to make the Pivot Table update when values are changed in the fields on the CHART sheet so that the chart also updates, but without using code nor a Pivot Chart?
I want to do is be able to take The data from one week for every store and compile it into a chart to show a summary of the company as a whole. I know that I can reference from that chart to each worksheet the values I want, but how would I give that chart the ability to update each time I add a weeks worth of data.
I have attached a file that shows what I am talking about. The sheets labeled Waterloo, Mogadore, through Green are the sheets for each store.
I want to take the last weeks data and put it into a chart as seen on Sheet1. Then when I add data for 3/21/09 I want to make a new chart without retyping the data into the chart.