Tick the box labeled My table has headers, then press OK.

Since my Date column dictates the values on the X-axis of my chart, I’ll start there.

Date formatting can be a little tricky, so I’ll drag the bottom right corner of the cell down to populate the cell automatically.

Charts help shorten the decision-making process, as we can immediately see our results and where we need to make changes.

The difficulty in handling data and charting is that you constantly have to go back to the chart and update it for new data. I’m going to show you three easy steps to creating charts in Excel that self-update.

Sub DEL95HTMLempty Cells() 'David Mc Ritchie, 2002-08-24, Worksheet Functions ' Move cells up into empty cell below if Column A cell ' on line to be moved up is empty. Replace What:=Chr(160), Replacement:=Chr(32), _ Look At:=xl Part, Search Order:=xl By Columns, Match Case:=True Rcnt = Cells. Sub Del Cells Up() 'David Mc Ritchie 1998-07-17 revised 2002-01-17 ' Empty Cells and cells with only spaces in range ' and move cells up from below even if not in range 'Will process single range of one or more columns 'Will not remove cells with formulas Application. Calculation = xl Calculation Manual 'pre XL97 xl Manual Dim rng As Range, ix As Long Set rng = Intersect(Selection, Active Sheet.

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For my example project, I’m creating a chart that tracks sales of each Harry Potter novel at a bookshop.

The kind of chart that we’re making works best if you can extend new entries into new rows below.

Speed and efficiency considerations can be seen in Proper, and other Text changes and in Slow Response.

The DEL95HTMLempty Cells is designed to clean up the mess that Excel 95 creates when pasting from a web page into Excel.

In my example, as new sales data is recorded, you would add it to the spreadsheet starting in row 11.