Updating excel 2016 data labels
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The single post on this blog that has, for several years now, consistently driven the most traffic to this site, is this one that I wrote almost three years ago.
(Note: I abhor many, many things about Excel’s default settings, but, to keep the example as familiar as possible, I’m going to leave those alone.This basic approach is one of the core components in the dashboards I work on every day, and it can be applied to a much more robust visualization of data than is represented here.This is a slightly iterative process that starts with the setup of the Data tab.On that worksheet, we’ll use the first column to list our dates — these could be days, weeks, months, whatever (they can be changed at any time and the whole approach still works).For the purposes of this example, we’ll go with months.
Let’s leave the first row alone — this is where we will populate the “current value,” which we’ll get to later.