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How to Make Dynamic Chart From Static Chart

In this charting tutorial, you will learn how to create dynamic chart in Excel. There are useful when you want to have charts which change when you change the scope of data.

People who can make dynamic charts in Excel are truly Excel’s experts. Become one of them and learn how to create dynamic charts.

There are two ways to create dynamic charts in Excel.

Example 1 Dynamic chart depended from value in cell

First, prepare table of data. In my example there are values of sales.

Create a chart. It should be just basic static chart which you will turn into dynamic chart.

Next, go to Ribbon > Formulas > Define nameDefine B and C column as Year and Sales.

Use OFFSET function. Formulas are:

=OFFSET(Sheet1!$B$2,0,0,Sheet1!$A$1,1) for Year

=OFFSET(Sheet1!$C$2,0,0,Sheet1!$A$1,1) for Sales

Next, go to a chart. Right-click on the chart and go to Select Data.

Edit your series. If there is only one serie – Sales but you can have more.

Series name is: =Sheet1!$C$1

Sheet1 is the name of my sheet.

C1 is the cell where I have my Sales serie.

Series values are: =‘Dynamic chart.xlsx’!Sales

Dynamic chart is the name of my spreadsheet.

Sales is the name which I defined.

Now, the chart becomes dynamic. You created dynamic chart which works really easy way.

Just write into A1 cell value of years you want to see on the chart.

There is an example for 13 years.

The is an example for only 6 years.

As you see chart changes. On the chart there are only as many years as you wrote in A1 cell before.

You can also start from the newest year. Just change formulas from:

=OFFSET(Sheet1!$B$2,0,Sheet1!$A$1) for Year

=OFFSET(Sheet1!$C$2,0,Sheet1!$A$1) for Sales


=OFFSET(Sheet1!$B$14,0,Sheet1!$A$1) for Year

=OFFSET(Sheet1!$C$14,0,Sheet1!$A$1) for Sales

Now, write some values into A1 cell with minus sign. That’s how it looks like for 6 years and 8 years.

Chart changes really good. Isn’t it amazing?

Example 2 Dynamic chart which expanding scope

There are second way to dynamic the chart in Excel. Dynamic means here that chart will expand when you will add new data. It’s useful when you have worksheets which are often updated.

You can use the table of data and the static chart from Example1. You must change the name which you define. It should be:

=OFFSET(Sheet1!$C$2,COUNTA(Sheet1!$C:$C)-1) for sales

=OFFSET(Sheet1!$B$2,COUNTA(Sheet1!$C:$C)-1) for years

Now, expanding the dynamic chart is ready. When you will add some data the chart will dynamically expand.

Dynamic chart is one of the most impressive Excel charts which I know. It works really good and proves that you are Excel’s PRO.

You can download a free dynamic template from this link.

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