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February 4th 07, 10:40 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.charting
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Automatically update graphs

Hey Jon, Do you think you could help me out with the post I added under
Tushar? Thanks
Chris

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

What I said was, I start with a static chart with a series formula that
points to static ranges, then I edit the series formula so it points to the
dynamic named ranges.

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
I'll be honest, that confused me! I have been following the article I
mentioned before to a tee, but now I am confused as to what formula I
should
put in for the values box. Where do I put in the "'Raw
Data'ChartEuropeanEquity"? I want to create a dynamic chart, and with
=SERIES('My Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!\$A\$2:\$A\$18,'My Sheet'!\$B\$2:\$B\$18,1)
wouldn't that create a static sheet? Sorry I am so lost, I really
Chris

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

Make sure the worksheet name and the defined name are correctly
referenced
in the formula. Sometimes what I do is create the chart with data from
the
worksheet on which the defined names reside, then change the addresses in
the chart formula to the defined names; this is relatively foolproof.
This
means change this:

=SERIES('My Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!\$A\$2:\$A\$18,'My Sheet'!\$B\$2:\$B\$18,1)

to this:

=SERIES('My Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!MyXValues,'My Sheet'!MyYValues,1)

When you hit Enter, Excel changes the sheet name to the workbook name if
the
names are defined for the workbook at large:

=SERIES('My Sheet'!\$B\$1,TestBook.xls!MyXValues,TestBook.xls!My YValues,1)

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
news Thanks for your help Jon, I am using the "Dynamic Charting By Dates
(TechTrax
Article)" However, when I am actuallty creating the chart, when I enter
"=Data!ChartFirmA" (except I have a different name besides "FirmA") I
get
an
error message that says "Reference is not valid. Reference must be to
an
open worksheet." What does this mean, what did I do wrong, and how can
I
correct it? Thanks for your help,
Chris

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

See Dynamic Charts:

http://peltiertech.com/Excel/Charts/Dynamics.html

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
I have a worksheet full of raw data and other worksheets which are
just
charts based on the raw data. I continually add more data to the
raw
data
worksheet, and I was wondering if there is a way to change the
source
data
of
the chart so that it will automatically update if the raw data
changes.
To
clarify this, I will give an example. If on Monday I have 5 rows of
data
and
every day that week I add more rows, so that by friday I have 10
rows
of
data
(with the most recent data comprising the top row), can I have the
chart
automatically include all of the data? Thanks for your help

#12
February 5th 07, 05:28 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.charting
 external usenet poster First recorded activity by ExcelBanter: Feb 2007 Posts: 18
Automatically update graphs

Hey Jon,
I tried copying your generic "values" box formula "=SERIES('My
Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!MyXValues,'My Sheet'!MyYValues,1)"
So I entered "=Series('Raw Data"!\$B\$1,'Raw
Data'!ChartDates,'RawData'!ChartEuropeanEquity,1)" however I am still told
there is an error in the formula. I know this must be frustrating for you,
but believe me, it is just as frustrating, if not more so for me! Thanks
again,
Chris

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

What I said was, I start with a static chart with a series formula that
points to static ranges, then I edit the series formula so it points to the
dynamic named ranges.

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
I'll be honest, that confused me! I have been following the article I
mentioned before to a tee, but now I am confused as to what formula I
should
put in for the values box. Where do I put in the "'Raw
Data'ChartEuropeanEquity"? I want to create a dynamic chart, and with
=SERIES('My Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!\$A\$2:\$A\$18,'My Sheet'!\$B\$2:\$B\$18,1)
wouldn't that create a static sheet? Sorry I am so lost, I really
Chris

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

Make sure the worksheet name and the defined name are correctly
referenced
in the formula. Sometimes what I do is create the chart with data from
the
worksheet on which the defined names reside, then change the addresses in
the chart formula to the defined names; this is relatively foolproof.
This
means change this:

=SERIES('My Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!\$A\$2:\$A\$18,'My Sheet'!\$B\$2:\$B\$18,1)

to this:

=SERIES('My Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!MyXValues,'My Sheet'!MyYValues,1)

When you hit Enter, Excel changes the sheet name to the workbook name if
the
names are defined for the workbook at large:

=SERIES('My Sheet'!\$B\$1,TestBook.xls!MyXValues,TestBook.xls!My YValues,1)

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
news Thanks for your help Jon, I am using the "Dynamic Charting By Dates
(TechTrax
Article)" However, when I am actuallty creating the chart, when I enter
"=Data!ChartFirmA" (except I have a different name besides "FirmA") I
get
an
error message that says "Reference is not valid. Reference must be to
an
open worksheet." What does this mean, what did I do wrong, and how can
I
correct it? Thanks for your help,
Chris

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

See Dynamic Charts:

http://peltiertech.com/Excel/Charts/Dynamics.html

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
I have a worksheet full of raw data and other worksheets which are
just
charts based on the raw data. I continually add more data to the
raw
data
worksheet, and I was wondering if there is a way to change the
source
data
of
the chart so that it will automatically update if the raw data
changes.
To
clarify this, I will give an example. If on Monday I have 5 rows of
data
and
every day that week I add more rows, so that by friday I have 10
rows
of
data
(with the most recent data comprising the top row), can I have the
chart
automatically include all of the data? Thanks for your help

#13
February 5th 07, 01:52 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.charting
 external usenet poster First recorded activity by ExcelBanter: Jul 2006 Posts: 6,582
Automatically update graphs

You have one single quote and one double quote around the first 'Raw Data',
and the third is spelled without a space.

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
Hey Jon,
I tried copying your generic "values" box formula "=SERIES('My
Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!MyXValues,'My Sheet'!MyYValues,1)"
So I entered "=Series('Raw Data"!\$B\$1,'Raw
Data'!ChartDates,'RawData'!ChartEuropeanEquity,1)" however I am still told
there is an error in the formula. I know this must be frustrating for
you,
but believe me, it is just as frustrating, if not more so for me! Thanks
again,
Chris

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

What I said was, I start with a static chart with a series formula that
points to static ranges, then I edit the series formula so it points to
the
dynamic named ranges.

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
I'll be honest, that confused me! I have been following the article I
mentioned before to a tee, but now I am confused as to what formula I
should
put in for the values box. Where do I put in the "'Raw
Data'ChartEuropeanEquity"? I want to create a dynamic chart, and with
=SERIES('My Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!\$A\$2:\$A\$18,'My Sheet'!\$B\$2:\$B\$18,1)
wouldn't that create a static sheet? Sorry I am so lost, I really
Chris

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

Make sure the worksheet name and the defined name are correctly
referenced
in the formula. Sometimes what I do is create the chart with data from
the
worksheet on which the defined names reside, then change the addresses
in
the chart formula to the defined names; this is relatively foolproof.
This
means change this:

=SERIES('My Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!\$A\$2:\$A\$18,'My Sheet'!\$B\$2:\$B\$18,1)

to this:

=SERIES('My Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!MyXValues,'My Sheet'!MyYValues,1)

When you hit Enter, Excel changes the sheet name to the workbook name
if
the
names are defined for the workbook at large:

=SERIES('My
Sheet'!\$B\$1,TestBook.xls!MyXValues,TestBook.xls!My YValues,1)

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
news Thanks for your help Jon, I am using the "Dynamic Charting By Dates
(TechTrax
Article)" However, when I am actuallty creating the chart, when I
enter
"=Data!ChartFirmA" (except I have a different name besides "FirmA")
I
get
an
error message that says "Reference is not valid. Reference must be
to
an
open worksheet." What does this mean, what did I do wrong, and how
can
I
correct it? Thanks for your help,
Chris

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

See Dynamic Charts:

http://peltiertech.com/Excel/Charts/Dynamics.html

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
I have a worksheet full of raw data and other worksheets which are
just
charts based on the raw data. I continually add more data to the
raw
data
worksheet, and I was wondering if there is a way to change the
source
data
of
the chart so that it will automatically update if the raw data
changes.
To
clarify this, I will give an example. If on Monday I have 5 rows
of
data
and
every day that week I add more rows, so that by friday I have 10
rows
of
data
(with the most recent data comprising the top row), can I have
the
chart
automatically include all of the data? Thanks for your help

#14
February 7th 07, 07:29 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.charting
 external usenet poster First recorded activity by ExcelBanter: Feb 2007 Posts: 18
Automatically update graphs

Jon, those mistakes were merely type-o's that I made re-entering it in this
window. I have entered "=Series('Raw Data'!\$B\$1,'Raw Data'!ChartDates,'Raw
Data'!ChartEuropeanEquity,1)" in the values box, and I have defined
ChartDates as
"=OFFSET(AllDates,MATCH(StartDate,AllDates,1)-1,0,MATCH(EndDate,AllDates,1)-MATCH(StartDate,AllDates,1)+1,1)"
and I have defined ChartEuropeanEquity as "=OFFSET(ChartDates,0,1)".
AllDates is defined as "='Raw Data'!\$A\$5:INDEX('Raw
Data'!\$A:\$A,MATCH(9.99999E+307,Data!\$A:\$A))" and Start and End dates are
defined as "='Raw Data'!\$Q\$2" and "='Raw Data'!\$Q\$3" respectively. My titles
of the different columns are in row 1 and my data does not begin until row 8.
I could really use your expertise in figuring out what is wrong. Thanks.

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

You have one single quote and one double quote around the first 'Raw Data',
and the third is spelled without a space.

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
Hey Jon,
I tried copying your generic "values" box formula "=SERIES('My
Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!MyXValues,'My Sheet'!MyYValues,1)"
So I entered "=Series('Raw Data"!\$B\$1,'Raw
Data'!ChartDates,'RawData'!ChartEuropeanEquity,1)" however I am still told
there is an error in the formula. I know this must be frustrating for
you,
but believe me, it is just as frustrating, if not more so for me! Thanks
again,
Chris

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

What I said was, I start with a static chart with a series formula that
points to static ranges, then I edit the series formula so it points to
the
dynamic named ranges.

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
I'll be honest, that confused me! I have been following the article I
mentioned before to a tee, but now I am confused as to what formula I
should
put in for the values box. Where do I put in the "'Raw
Data'ChartEuropeanEquity"? I want to create a dynamic chart, and with
=SERIES('My Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!\$A\$2:\$A\$18,'My Sheet'!\$B\$2:\$B\$18,1)
wouldn't that create a static sheet? Sorry I am so lost, I really
Chris

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

Make sure the worksheet name and the defined name are correctly
referenced
in the formula. Sometimes what I do is create the chart with data from
the
worksheet on which the defined names reside, then change the addresses
in
the chart formula to the defined names; this is relatively foolproof.
This
means change this:

=SERIES('My Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!\$A\$2:\$A\$18,'My Sheet'!\$B\$2:\$B\$18,1)

to this:

=SERIES('My Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!MyXValues,'My Sheet'!MyYValues,1)

When you hit Enter, Excel changes the sheet name to the workbook name
if
the
names are defined for the workbook at large:

=SERIES('My
Sheet'!\$B\$1,TestBook.xls!MyXValues,TestBook.xls!My YValues,1)

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
news Thanks for your help Jon, I am using the "Dynamic Charting By Dates
(TechTrax
Article)" However, when I am actuallty creating the chart, when I
enter
"=Data!ChartFirmA" (except I have a different name besides "FirmA")
I
get
an
error message that says "Reference is not valid. Reference must be
to
an
open worksheet." What does this mean, what did I do wrong, and how
can
I
correct it? Thanks for your help,
Chris

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

See Dynamic Charts:

http://peltiertech.com/Excel/Charts/Dynamics.html

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
I have a worksheet full of raw data and other worksheets which are
just
charts based on the raw data. I continually add more data to the
raw
data
worksheet, and I was wondering if there is a way to change the
source
data
of
the chart so that it will automatically update if the raw data
changes.
To
clarify this, I will give an example. If on Monday I have 5 rows
of
data
and
every day that week I add more rows, so that by friday I have 10
rows
of
data
(with the most recent data comprising the top row), can I have
the
chart
automatically include all of the data? Thanks for your help

#15
February 7th 07, 02:46 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.charting
 external usenet poster First recorded activity by ExcelBanter: Jul 2006 Posts: 6,582
Automatically update graphs

In the define names dialog, select one of these names, and click in the
Refers To box. Is the expected range highlighted?

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
Jon, those mistakes were merely type-o's that I made re-entering it in
this
window. I have entered "=Series('Raw Data'!\$B\$1,'Raw
Data'!ChartDates,'Raw
Data'!ChartEuropeanEquity,1)" in the values box, and I have defined
ChartDates as
"=OFFSET(AllDates,MATCH(StartDate,AllDates,1)-1,0,MATCH(EndDate,AllDates,1)-MATCH(StartDate,AllDates,1)+1,1)"
and I have defined ChartEuropeanEquity as "=OFFSET(ChartDates,0,1)".
AllDates is defined as "='Raw Data'!\$A\$5:INDEX('Raw
Data'!\$A:\$A,MATCH(9.99999E+307,Data!\$A:\$A))" and Start and End dates are
defined as "='Raw Data'!\$Q\$2" and "='Raw Data'!\$Q\$3" respectively. My
titles
of the different columns are in row 1 and my data does not begin until row
8.
I could really use your expertise in figuring out what is wrong. Thanks.

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

You have one single quote and one double quote around the first 'Raw
Data',
and the third is spelled without a space.

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
Hey Jon,
I tried copying your generic "values" box formula "=SERIES('My
Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!MyXValues,'My Sheet'!MyYValues,1)"
So I entered "=Series('Raw Data"!\$B\$1,'Raw
Data'!ChartDates,'RawData'!ChartEuropeanEquity,1)" however I am still
told
there is an error in the formula. I know this must be frustrating for
you,
but believe me, it is just as frustrating, if not more so for me!
Thanks
again,
Chris

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

What I said was, I start with a static chart with a series formula
that
points to static ranges, then I edit the series formula so it points
to
the
dynamic named ranges.

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
I'll be honest, that confused me! I have been following the article
I
mentioned before to a tee, but now I am confused as to what formula
I
should
put in for the values box. Where do I put in the "'Raw
Data'ChartEuropeanEquity"? I want to create a dynamic chart, and
with
=SERIES('My Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!\$A\$2:\$A\$18,'My
Sheet'!\$B\$2:\$B\$18,1)
wouldn't that create a static sheet? Sorry I am so lost, I really
Chris

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

Make sure the worksheet name and the defined name are correctly
referenced
in the formula. Sometimes what I do is create the chart with data
from
the
worksheet on which the defined names reside, then change the
in
the chart formula to the defined names; this is relatively
foolproof.
This
means change this:

=SERIES('My Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!\$A\$2:\$A\$18,'My
Sheet'!\$B\$2:\$B\$18,1)

to this:

=SERIES('My Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!MyXValues,'My
Sheet'!MyYValues,1)

When you hit Enter, Excel changes the sheet name to the workbook
name
if
the
names are defined for the workbook at large:

=SERIES('My
Sheet'!\$B\$1,TestBook.xls!MyXValues,TestBook.xls!My YValues,1)

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
news Thanks for your help Jon, I am using the "Dynamic Charting By
Dates
(TechTrax
Article)" However, when I am actuallty creating the chart, when I
enter
"=Data!ChartFirmA" (except I have a different name besides
"FirmA")
I
get
an
error message that says "Reference is not valid. Reference must
be
to
an
open worksheet." What does this mean, what did I do wrong, and
how
can
I
correct it? Thanks for your help,
Chris

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

See Dynamic Charts:

http://peltiertech.com/Excel/Charts/Dynamics.html

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
I have a worksheet full of raw data and other worksheets which
are
just
charts based on the raw data. I continually add more data to
the
raw
data
worksheet, and I was wondering if there is a way to change the
source
data
of
the chart so that it will automatically update if the raw data
changes.
To
clarify this, I will give an example. If on Monday I have 5
rows
of
data
and
every day that week I add more rows, so that by friday I have
10
rows
of
data
(with the most recent data comprising the top row), can I have
the
chart
automatically include all of the data? Thanks for your help

#16
February 7th 07, 11:41 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.charting
 external usenet poster First recorded activity by ExcelBanter: Feb 2007 Posts: 18
Automatically update graphs

Hi Jon, The "All Dates" is highlighted, however I noticed that because I
insert a row into row 8 every day, instead of reading "='Raw Data'!\$A\$8...."
it read ""='Raw Data'!\$A\$10...." is there any way to get it to stay on row 8
forever? The rest of the defined names (excluding Start and End Dates) did
not highlight any section of the worksheet. Hopefully this will give you
some idea what is going on!

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

In the define names dialog, select one of these names, and click in the
Refers To box. Is the expected range highlighted?

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
Jon, those mistakes were merely type-o's that I made re-entering it in
this
window. I have entered "=Series('Raw Data'!\$B\$1,'Raw
Data'!ChartDates,'Raw
Data'!ChartEuropeanEquity,1)" in the values box, and I have defined
ChartDates as
"=OFFSET(AllDates,MATCH(StartDate,AllDates,1)-1,0,MATCH(EndDate,AllDates,1)-MATCH(StartDate,AllDates,1)+1,1)"
and I have defined ChartEuropeanEquity as "=OFFSET(ChartDates,0,1)".
AllDates is defined as "='Raw Data'!\$A\$5:INDEX('Raw
Data'!\$A:\$A,MATCH(9.99999E+307,Data!\$A:\$A))" and Start and End dates are
defined as "='Raw Data'!\$Q\$2" and "='Raw Data'!\$Q\$3" respectively. My
titles
of the different columns are in row 1 and my data does not begin until row
8.
I could really use your expertise in figuring out what is wrong. Thanks.

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

You have one single quote and one double quote around the first 'Raw
Data',
and the third is spelled without a space.

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
Hey Jon,
I tried copying your generic "values" box formula "=SERIES('My
Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!MyXValues,'My Sheet'!MyYValues,1)"
So I entered "=Series('Raw Data"!\$B\$1,'Raw
Data'!ChartDates,'RawData'!ChartEuropeanEquity,1)" however I am still
told
there is an error in the formula. I know this must be frustrating for
you,
but believe me, it is just as frustrating, if not more so for me!
Thanks
again,
Chris

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

What I said was, I start with a static chart with a series formula
that
points to static ranges, then I edit the series formula so it points
to
the
dynamic named ranges.

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
I'll be honest, that confused me! I have been following the article
I
mentioned before to a tee, but now I am confused as to what formula
I
should
put in for the values box. Where do I put in the "'Raw
Data'ChartEuropeanEquity"? I want to create a dynamic chart, and
with
=SERIES('My Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!\$A\$2:\$A\$18,'My
Sheet'!\$B\$2:\$B\$18,1)
wouldn't that create a static sheet? Sorry I am so lost, I really
Chris

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

Make sure the worksheet name and the defined name are correctly
referenced
in the formula. Sometimes what I do is create the chart with data
from
the
worksheet on which the defined names reside, then change the
in
the chart formula to the defined names; this is relatively
foolproof.
This
means change this:

=SERIES('My Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!\$A\$2:\$A\$18,'My
Sheet'!\$B\$2:\$B\$18,1)

to this:

=SERIES('My Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!MyXValues,'My
Sheet'!MyYValues,1)

When you hit Enter, Excel changes the sheet name to the workbook
name
if
the
names are defined for the workbook at large:

=SERIES('My
Sheet'!\$B\$1,TestBook.xls!MyXValues,TestBook.xls!My YValues,1)

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
news Thanks for your help Jon, I am using the "Dynamic Charting By
Dates
(TechTrax
Article)" However, when I am actuallty creating the chart, when I
enter
"=Data!ChartFirmA" (except I have a different name besides
"FirmA")
I
get
an
error message that says "Reference is not valid. Reference must
be
to
an
open worksheet." What does this mean, what did I do wrong, and
how
can
I
correct it? Thanks for your help,
Chris

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

See Dynamic Charts:

http://peltiertech.com/Excel/Charts/Dynamics.html

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
I have a worksheet full of raw data and other worksheets which
are
just
charts based on the raw data. I continually add more data to
the
raw
data
worksheet, and I was wondering if there is a way to change the
source
data
of
the chart so that it will automatically update if the raw data
changes.
To
clarify this, I will give an example. If on Monday I have 5
rows
of
data
and
every day that week I add more rows, so that by friday I have
10
rows
of
data
(with the most recent data comprising the top row), can I have
the
chart
automatically include all of the data? Thanks for your help

#17
February 8th 07, 02:45 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.charting
 external usenet poster First recorded activity by ExcelBanter: Jul 2006 Posts: 6,582
Automatically update graphs

=OFFSET(Sheet1!\$A\$8,0,0)

is the same as

=OFFSET(Sheet!\$A\$1,7,0)

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
Hi Jon, The "All Dates" is highlighted, however I noticed that because I
insert a row into row 8 every day, instead of reading "='Raw
Data'!\$A\$8...."
it read ""='Raw Data'!\$A\$10...." is there any way to get it to stay on row
8
forever? The rest of the defined names (excluding Start and End Dates)
did
not highlight any section of the worksheet. Hopefully this will give you
some idea what is going on!

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

In the define names dialog, select one of these names, and click in the
Refers To box. Is the expected range highlighted?

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
Jon, those mistakes were merely type-o's that I made re-entering it in
this
window. I have entered "=Series('Raw Data'!\$B\$1,'Raw
Data'!ChartDates,'Raw
Data'!ChartEuropeanEquity,1)" in the values box, and I have defined
ChartDates as
"=OFFSET(AllDates,MATCH(StartDate,AllDates,1)-1,0,MATCH(EndDate,AllDates,1)-MATCH(StartDate,AllDates,1)+1,1)"
and I have defined ChartEuropeanEquity as "=OFFSET(ChartDates,0,1)".
AllDates is defined as "='Raw Data'!\$A\$5:INDEX('Raw
Data'!\$A:\$A,MATCH(9.99999E+307,Data!\$A:\$A))" and Start and End dates
are
defined as "='Raw Data'!\$Q\$2" and "='Raw Data'!\$Q\$3" respectively. My
titles
of the different columns are in row 1 and my data does not begin until
row
8.
I could really use your expertise in figuring out what is wrong.
Thanks.

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

You have one single quote and one double quote around the first 'Raw
Data',
and the third is spelled without a space.

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
Hey Jon,
I tried copying your generic "values" box formula "=SERIES('My
Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!MyXValues,'My Sheet'!MyYValues,1)"
So I entered "=Series('Raw Data"!\$B\$1,'Raw
Data'!ChartDates,'RawData'!ChartEuropeanEquity,1)" however I am
still
told
there is an error in the formula. I know this must be frustrating
for
you,
but believe me, it is just as frustrating, if not more so for me!
Thanks
again,
Chris

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

What I said was, I start with a static chart with a series formula
that
points to static ranges, then I edit the series formula so it
points
to
the
dynamic named ranges.

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
I'll be honest, that confused me! I have been following the
article
I
mentioned before to a tee, but now I am confused as to what
formula
I
should
put in for the values box. Where do I put in the "'Raw
Data'ChartEuropeanEquity"? I want to create a dynamic chart, and
with
=SERIES('My Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!\$A\$2:\$A\$18,'My
Sheet'!\$B\$2:\$B\$18,1)
wouldn't that create a static sheet? Sorry I am so lost, I
really
Chris

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

Make sure the worksheet name and the defined name are correctly
referenced
in the formula. Sometimes what I do is create the chart with
data
from
the
worksheet on which the defined names reside, then change the
in
the chart formula to the defined names; this is relatively
foolproof.
This
means change this:

=SERIES('My Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!\$A\$2:\$A\$18,'My
Sheet'!\$B\$2:\$B\$18,1)

to this:

=SERIES('My Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!MyXValues,'My
Sheet'!MyYValues,1)

When you hit Enter, Excel changes the sheet name to the workbook
name
if
the
names are defined for the workbook at large:

=SERIES('My
Sheet'!\$B\$1,TestBook.xls!MyXValues,TestBook.xls!My YValues,1)

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
news Thanks for your help Jon, I am using the "Dynamic Charting By
Dates
(TechTrax
Article)" However, when I am actuallty creating the chart,
when I
enter
"=Data!ChartFirmA" (except I have a different name besides
"FirmA")
I
get
an
error message that says "Reference is not valid. Reference
must
be
to
an
open worksheet." What does this mean, what did I do wrong,
and
how
can
I
correct it? Thanks for your help,
Chris

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

See Dynamic Charts:

http://peltiertech.com/Excel/Charts/Dynamics.html

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
I have a worksheet full of raw data and other worksheets
which
are
just
charts based on the raw data. I continually add more data
to
the
raw
data
worksheet, and I was wondering if there is a way to change
the
source
data
of
the chart so that it will automatically update if the raw
data
changes.
To
clarify this, I will give an example. If on Monday I have
5
rows
of
data
and
every day that week I add more rows, so that by friday I
have
10
rows
of
data
(with the most recent data comprising the top row), can I
have
the
chart
automatically include all of the data? Thanks for your
help

#18
February 8th 07, 10:10 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.charting
 external usenet poster First recorded activity by ExcelBanter: Feb 2007 Posts: 18
Automatically update graphs

I'm not sure what you mean by that. Is that for my "AllDates" problem or the
problem with my ChartDates and ChartEuropean Equity? None of my defined
names have a formula like that. See my above post to see exactly what I have
entered. I have followed your Dynamic Charting By Dates article (TechTrax
Article) exactly if that helps.

Chris

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

=OFFSET(Sheet1!\$A\$8,0,0)

is the same as

=OFFSET(Sheet!\$A\$1,7,0)

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
Hi Jon, The "All Dates" is highlighted, however I noticed that because I
insert a row into row 8 every day, instead of reading "='Raw
Data'!\$A\$8...."
it read ""='Raw Data'!\$A\$10...." is there any way to get it to stay on row
8
forever? The rest of the defined names (excluding Start and End Dates)
did
not highlight any section of the worksheet. Hopefully this will give you
some idea what is going on!

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

In the define names dialog, select one of these names, and click in the
Refers To box. Is the expected range highlighted?

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
Jon, those mistakes were merely type-o's that I made re-entering it in
this
window. I have entered "=Series('Raw Data'!\$B\$1,'Raw
Data'!ChartDates,'Raw
Data'!ChartEuropeanEquity,1)" in the values box, and I have defined
ChartDates as
"=OFFSET(AllDates,MATCH(StartDate,AllDates,1)-1,0,MATCH(EndDate,AllDates,1)-MATCH(StartDate,AllDates,1)+1,1)"
and I have defined ChartEuropeanEquity as "=OFFSET(ChartDates,0,1)".
AllDates is defined as "='Raw Data'!\$A\$5:INDEX('Raw
Data'!\$A:\$A,MATCH(9.99999E+307,Data!\$A:\$A))" and Start and End dates
are
defined as "='Raw Data'!\$Q\$2" and "='Raw Data'!\$Q\$3" respectively. My
titles
of the different columns are in row 1 and my data does not begin until
row
8.
I could really use your expertise in figuring out what is wrong.
Thanks.

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

You have one single quote and one double quote around the first 'Raw
Data',
and the third is spelled without a space.

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
Hey Jon,
I tried copying your generic "values" box formula "=SERIES('My
Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!MyXValues,'My Sheet'!MyYValues,1)"
So I entered "=Series('Raw Data"!\$B\$1,'Raw
Data'!ChartDates,'RawData'!ChartEuropeanEquity,1)" however I am
still
told
there is an error in the formula. I know this must be frustrating
for
you,
but believe me, it is just as frustrating, if not more so for me!
Thanks
again,
Chris

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

What I said was, I start with a static chart with a series formula
that
points to static ranges, then I edit the series formula so it
points
to
the
dynamic named ranges.

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
I'll be honest, that confused me! I have been following the
article
I
mentioned before to a tee, but now I am confused as to what
formula
I
should
put in for the values box. Where do I put in the "'Raw
Data'ChartEuropeanEquity"? I want to create a dynamic chart, and
with
=SERIES('My Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!\$A\$2:\$A\$18,'My
Sheet'!\$B\$2:\$B\$18,1)
wouldn't that create a static sheet? Sorry I am so lost, I
really
Chris

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

Make sure the worksheet name and the defined name are correctly
referenced
in the formula. Sometimes what I do is create the chart with
data
from
the
worksheet on which the defined names reside, then change the
in
the chart formula to the defined names; this is relatively
foolproof.
This
means change this:

=SERIES('My Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!\$A\$2:\$A\$18,'My
Sheet'!\$B\$2:\$B\$18,1)

to this:

=SERIES('My Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!MyXValues,'My
Sheet'!MyYValues,1)

When you hit Enter, Excel changes the sheet name to the workbook
name
if
the
names are defined for the workbook at large:

=SERIES('My
Sheet'!\$B\$1,TestBook.xls!MyXValues,TestBook.xls!My YValues,1)

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
news Thanks for your help Jon, I am using the "Dynamic Charting By
Dates
(TechTrax
Article)" However, when I am actuallty creating the chart,
when I
enter
"=Data!ChartFirmA" (except I have a different name besides
"FirmA")
I
get
an
error message that says "Reference is not valid. Reference
must
be
to
an
open worksheet." What does this mean, what did I do wrong,
and
how
can
I
correct it? Thanks for your help,
Chris

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

See Dynamic Charts:

http://peltiertech.com/Excel/Charts/Dynamics.html

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
I have a worksheet full of raw data and other worksheets
which
are
just
charts based on the raw data. I continually add more data
to
the
raw
data
worksheet, and I was wondering if there is a way to change
the
source
data
of
the chart so that it will automatically update if the raw
data
changes.
To
clarify this, I will give an example. If on Monday I have
5
rows
of
data
and
every day that week I add more rows, so that by friday I
have
10
rows
of
data
(with the most recent data comprising the top row), can I
have
the
chart
automatically include all of the data? Thanks for your
help

#19
February 9th 07, 02:36 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.charting
 external usenet poster First recorded activity by ExcelBanter: Jul 2006 Posts: 6,582
Automatically update graphs

How is AllDates defined? This thread has gotten a bit long to follow.

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
I'm not sure what you mean by that. Is that for my "AllDates" problem or
the
problem with my ChartDates and ChartEuropean Equity? None of my defined
names have a formula like that. See my above post to see exactly what I
have
entered. I have followed your Dynamic Charting By Dates article (TechTrax
Article) exactly if that helps.

Chris

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

=OFFSET(Sheet1!\$A\$8,0,0)

is the same as

=OFFSET(Sheet!\$A\$1,7,0)

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
Hi Jon, The "All Dates" is highlighted, however I noticed that because
I
insert a row into row 8 every day, instead of reading "='Raw
Data'!\$A\$8...."
it read ""='Raw Data'!\$A\$10...." is there any way to get it to stay on
row
8
forever? The rest of the defined names (excluding Start and End Dates)
did
not highlight any section of the worksheet. Hopefully this will give
you
some idea what is going on!

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

In the define names dialog, select one of these names, and click in
the
Refers To box. Is the expected range highlighted?

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
Jon, those mistakes were merely type-o's that I made re-entering it
in
this
window. I have entered "=Series('Raw Data'!\$B\$1,'Raw
Data'!ChartDates,'Raw
Data'!ChartEuropeanEquity,1)" in the values box, and I have defined
ChartDates as
"=OFFSET(AllDates,MATCH(StartDate,AllDates,1)-1,0,MATCH(EndDate,AllDates,1)-MATCH(StartDate,AllDates,1)+1,1)"
and I have defined ChartEuropeanEquity as "=OFFSET(ChartDates,0,1)".
AllDates is defined as "='Raw Data'!\$A\$5:INDEX('Raw
Data'!\$A:\$A,MATCH(9.99999E+307,Data!\$A:\$A))" and Start and End dates
are
defined as "='Raw Data'!\$Q\$2" and "='Raw Data'!\$Q\$3" respectively.
My
titles
of the different columns are in row 1 and my data does not begin
until
row
8.
I could really use your expertise in figuring out what is wrong.
Thanks.

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

You have one single quote and one double quote around the first
'Raw
Data',
and the third is spelled without a space.

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
Hey Jon,
I tried copying your generic "values" box formula "=SERIES('My
Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!MyXValues,'My Sheet'!MyYValues,1)"
So I entered "=Series('Raw Data"!\$B\$1,'Raw
Data'!ChartDates,'RawData'!ChartEuropeanEquity,1)" however I am
still
told
there is an error in the formula. I know this must be
frustrating
for
you,
but believe me, it is just as frustrating, if not more so for me!
Thanks
again,
Chris

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

What I said was, I start with a static chart with a series
formula
that
points to static ranges, then I edit the series formula so it
points
to
the
dynamic named ranges.

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
I'll be honest, that confused me! I have been following the
article
I
mentioned before to a tee, but now I am confused as to what
formula
I
should
put in for the values box. Where do I put in the "'Raw
Data'ChartEuropeanEquity"? I want to create a dynamic chart,
and
with
=SERIES('My Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!\$A\$2:\$A\$18,'My
Sheet'!\$B\$2:\$B\$18,1)
wouldn't that create a static sheet? Sorry I am so lost, I
really
Chris

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

Make sure the worksheet name and the defined name are
correctly
referenced
in the formula. Sometimes what I do is create the chart with
data
from
the
worksheet on which the defined names reside, then change the
in
the chart formula to the defined names; this is relatively
foolproof.
This
means change this:

=SERIES('My Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!\$A\$2:\$A\$18,'My
Sheet'!\$B\$2:\$B\$18,1)

to this:

=SERIES('My Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!MyXValues,'My
Sheet'!MyYValues,1)

When you hit Enter, Excel changes the sheet name to the
workbook
name
if
the
names are defined for the workbook at large:

=SERIES('My
Sheet'!\$B\$1,TestBook.xls!MyXValues,TestBook.xls!My YValues,1)

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
news Thanks for your help Jon, I am using the "Dynamic Charting
By
Dates
(TechTrax
Article)" However, when I am actuallty creating the chart,
when I
enter
"=Data!ChartFirmA" (except I have a different name besides
"FirmA")
I
get
an
error message that says "Reference is not valid. Reference
must
be
to
an
open worksheet." What does this mean, what did I do wrong,
and
how
can
I
correct it? Thanks for your help,
Chris

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

See Dynamic Charts:

http://peltiertech.com/Excel/Charts/Dynamics.html

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in
message
...
I have a worksheet full of raw data and other worksheets
which
are
just
charts based on the raw data. I continually add more
data
to
the
raw
data
worksheet, and I was wondering if there is a way to
change
the
source
data
of
the chart so that it will automatically update if the
raw
data
changes.
To
clarify this, I will give an example. If on Monday I
have
5
rows
of
data
and
every day that week I add more rows, so that by friday I
have
10
rows
of
data
(with the most recent data comprising the top row), can
I
have
the
chart
automatically include all of the data? Thanks for your
help

#20
February 9th 07, 03:31 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.charting
 external usenet poster First recorded activity by ExcelBanter: Feb 2007 Posts: 18
Automatically update graphs

AllDates refers to "='Raw Data'!\$A\$9:INDEX('Raw
Data'!\$A:\$A,MATCH(9.99999E+307,'Raw Data'!\$A:\$A))" How should we do this so
that it is easier to follow?

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

How is AllDates defined? This thread has gotten a bit long to follow.

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
I'm not sure what you mean by that. Is that for my "AllDates" problem or
the
problem with my ChartDates and ChartEuropean Equity? None of my defined
names have a formula like that. See my above post to see exactly what I
have
entered. I have followed your Dynamic Charting By Dates article (TechTrax
Article) exactly if that helps.

Chris

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

=OFFSET(Sheet1!\$A\$8,0,0)

is the same as

=OFFSET(Sheet!\$A\$1,7,0)

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
Hi Jon, The "All Dates" is highlighted, however I noticed that because
I
insert a row into row 8 every day, instead of reading "='Raw
Data'!\$A\$8...."
it read ""='Raw Data'!\$A\$10...." is there any way to get it to stay on
row
8
forever? The rest of the defined names (excluding Start and End Dates)
did
not highlight any section of the worksheet. Hopefully this will give
you
some idea what is going on!

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

In the define names dialog, select one of these names, and click in
the
Refers To box. Is the expected range highlighted?

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
Jon, those mistakes were merely type-o's that I made re-entering it
in
this
window. I have entered "=Series('Raw Data'!\$B\$1,'Raw
Data'!ChartDates,'Raw
Data'!ChartEuropeanEquity,1)" in the values box, and I have defined
ChartDates as
"=OFFSET(AllDates,MATCH(StartDate,AllDates,1)-1,0,MATCH(EndDate,AllDates,1)-MATCH(StartDate,AllDates,1)+1,1)"
and I have defined ChartEuropeanEquity as "=OFFSET(ChartDates,0,1)".
AllDates is defined as "='Raw Data'!\$A\$5:INDEX('Raw
Data'!\$A:\$A,MATCH(9.99999E+307,Data!\$A:\$A))" and Start and End dates
are
defined as "='Raw Data'!\$Q\$2" and "='Raw Data'!\$Q\$3" respectively.
My
titles
of the different columns are in row 1 and my data does not begin
until
row
8.
I could really use your expertise in figuring out what is wrong.
Thanks.

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

You have one single quote and one double quote around the first
'Raw
Data',
and the third is spelled without a space.

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
Hey Jon,
I tried copying your generic "values" box formula "=SERIES('My
Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!MyXValues,'My Sheet'!MyYValues,1)"
So I entered "=Series('Raw Data"!\$B\$1,'Raw
Data'!ChartDates,'RawData'!ChartEuropeanEquity,1)" however I am
still
told
there is an error in the formula. I know this must be
frustrating
for
you,
but believe me, it is just as frustrating, if not more so for me!
Thanks
again,
Chris

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

What I said was, I start with a static chart with a series
formula
that
points to static ranges, then I edit the series formula so it
points
to
the
dynamic named ranges.

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
...
I'll be honest, that confused me! I have been following the
article
I
mentioned before to a tee, but now I am confused as to what
formula
I
should
put in for the values box. Where do I put in the "'Raw
Data'ChartEuropeanEquity"? I want to create a dynamic chart,
and
with
=SERIES('My Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!\$A\$2:\$A\$18,'My
Sheet'!\$B\$2:\$B\$18,1)
wouldn't that create a static sheet? Sorry I am so lost, I
really
Chris

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

Make sure the worksheet name and the defined name are
correctly
referenced
in the formula. Sometimes what I do is create the chart with
data
from
the
worksheet on which the defined names reside, then change the
in
the chart formula to the defined names; this is relatively
foolproof.
This
means change this:

=SERIES('My Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!\$A\$2:\$A\$18,'My
Sheet'!\$B\$2:\$B\$18,1)

to this:

=SERIES('My Sheet'!\$B\$1,'My Sheet'!MyXValues,'My
Sheet'!MyYValues,1)

When you hit Enter, Excel changes the sheet name to the
workbook
name
if
the
names are defined for the workbook at large:

=SERIES('My
Sheet'!\$B\$1,TestBook.xls!MyXValues,TestBook.xls!My YValues,1)

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com
_______

"ChrisG" wrote in message
news Thanks for your help Jon, I am using the "Dynamic Charting
By
Dates
(TechTrax
Article)" However, when I am actuallty creating the chart,
when I
enter
"=Data!ChartFirmA" (except I have a different name besides
"FirmA")
I
get
an
error message that says "Reference is not valid. Reference
must
be
to
an
open worksheet." What does this mean, what did I do wrong,
and
how
can
I
correct it? Thanks for your help,
Chris

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"ChrisG" wrote in
message
...
I have a worksheet full of raw data and other worksheets
which
are
just
charts based on the raw data. I continually add more
data
to
the
raw
data
worksheet, and I was wondering if there is a way to
change
the
source
data
of
the chart so that it will automatically update if the
raw
data
changes.
To
clarify this, I will give an example. If on Monday I
have
5
rows
of
data
and
every day that week I add more rows, so that by friday I
have
10
rows
of
data
(with the most recent data comprising the top row), can
I
have
the
chart
automatically include all of the data? Thanks for your
help

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