Redefine the data powering your graph If you repeat this process for several charts and graphs each week, that time can add up.This means that you can dump data in one location and then have a table update itself automatically, which in turn updates a graph automatically.The process that we are going to cover involves the application of several Excel formulas and functions. Our approach will eliminate the need to complete any manual steps besides grabbing a report and dumping it into your Excel file. Having your graphs update themselves We’re going to accomplish this by automating the tables that power our graphs with sumifs formulas nested within if formulas, and then defining our series values within the graphs with named ranges.We have an appendix file with instructions on how they work at the end of this post, and they are: -Count -If -Named ranges -Defining series values in charts and graphs -Sumifs -Offset If you’d like to follow along with the process, here’s a supplemental excel document. The old, manual process usually looks something like this: 1. All of the tables, charts and graphs will all keep themselves updated automatically. Those named ranges, in turn, will be defined with offset and count formulas.
Count: This formula simply counts the number of cells within a range that contain numbers.
With a filter, you choose one column to include based on the value it has.
So you could select “Google” from a column that describes engines.
There are many variations of this formula in Excel.
If: Simple test of a logical argument that returns one value when the argument is true, and another value when it is false.