User can utilize data within a Google Sheet to make a visualization that represents that information within a chart to bring together all available data points into one place. This lesson guides users through creating a visualization with a Google Sheet.
Where to Start
- Select New Visualization.
- Choose Google Sheet.
Google Sheet Visualizations
- Enter a Name for the visualization.
- Enter a URL for the Google Sheet. The data must be within a Google Sheet. It must also contain numerical data that is blocked together within the sheet. The data intended for the visualization should have a header row to describe the columns and the first column to describe the rows. The Google Sheet must have the share settings as “Anyone with the link” is a Viewer.
- The Starting Cell should reflect the first cell in which the visualization should start, typically A1.
- The Ending Cell should reflect where the last point of data is within the sheet.
- Select a Visualization Type. This determines how the data is display. Options include a bar chart, column chart, numeric display, line chart, and table.
- Select Load Sheet to see a preview of the visualization.
- Select Flip Grouping if the data on the chart needs to swap the x and y axis.
- Enter a Short Description as need to provided more details on the data.
- Select the arrow icon to expand possible Display Settings such as an axis minimum and maximum.
- Select Save to create the visualization.
To learn more, visit the Visualization manual.