A picture can tell a thousand words - but only if you use the right picture! This course teaches you the fundamentals of data visualization with Google Sheets. You'll learn how to create common chart types like bar charts, histograms, and scatter charts, as well as more advanced types, such as sparkline and candlestick charts. You will look at how to prepare your data and use Data Validation and VLookup formulas to target specific data to chart. You'll learn how to use Conditional Formatting to apply a format to a cell or a range of cells based on certain criteria, and finally, how to create a dashboard showing plots and data together. Along the way, you'll use data from the Olympics, sharks attacks, and Marine Technology from the ASX.
Business Intelligence and Using DashboardsFree
Learn about business intelligence and dashboards for analyzing information in todays data-driven world. Create a basic dashboard and master setting up your data to get the most out of it.Using Sheets as a Business Intelligence platform50 xpUsing data validation controls view medal tallies100 xpUsing data validation controls to pick from a list100 xpUsing conditional formatting on a dashboard100 xpSetting up a basic dashboard50 xpCreating a column chart from your data100 xpSetting up your worksheet with formulas of reference100 xpCharting the medal statistics100 xpSetting up your data50 xpGetting started100 xpFormat dates and numbers100 xp
Efficient Column Charts
Create and format a column chart to showcase data and learn a few smart tricks along the way. Look at using named ranges to refer to cells in your worksheet, making them user-friendly and easy to work with.Efficient column charts50 xpCreating a column chart for your dashboard100 xpFormat chart, axis titles and series100 xpAxis, gridlines, and changing the plot50 xpRemoving a series100 xpChanging the plotted range100 xpNamed ranges50 xpUsing named ranges100 xpSumming using a named range100 xpAveraging using a named range100 xp
A dashboard is like a control panel. Look at ways to allow a user to use this control panel to get different results from your dashboard.Data validation50 xpSetting up your data100 xpFormat numbers within your dataset100 xpUsing VLOOKUP with data validation50 xpCreating and testing the data validation100 xpAdding the calculation100 xpCreating the line plot100 xpFormatting your line chart50 xpChart titles, axis, font, gridlines100 xpOther formatting options100 xp
Other Charts for Your Dashboard
A picture paints a thousand words. Look at what types of charts to use in what situation to showcase your data.Histograms50 xpInserting the VLOOKUP100 xpCreating a histogram on the dashboard100 xpFormatting your histogram100 xpCandlestick charts50 xpChanging your dates to text100 xpCreating the candlestick for the dashboard100 xpFormatting the candlestick100 xpScatter charts50 xpCreating a scatter chart100 xpFormatting your scatter chart100 xpSparkline charts within a cell50 xpSparklines100 xpChanging the color of your sparkline100 xpThe column sparkline100 xp
Learn how to use rules based on criteria you set to format certain cells on your dashboard. See the formatting change as the values in the cells change.Using conditional formatting50 xpCreating a simple rule to highlight cells100 xpHighlighting cells between a range100 xpUsing formulas and tidying up the dashboard50 xpUsing a custom formula to highlight a row100 xpHighlighting duplicates100 xpUsing wildcard characters to highlight dates100 xpChange a condition in a format100 xpCongratulations50 xp
Raina HawleySee More
Owner/Instructor, OzGrid Business Applications
Raina Hawley from Australind, Western Australia is a professional Microsoft Excel consultant whose company, OzGrid Business Applications offers services in all aspects of Excel, and VBA for Excel. OzGrid Business Applications provides a huge Free Excel/VBA forum, a wide selection of templates, add-ins and software, Excel/VBA consultancy, some great training courses and hundreds of free resources. Raina is also a lecturer at South Regional TAFE and has co-authored several Excel/VBA books.