When you have  a large data set with positive and negative numbers, a great way to visualize the trend is to add a Win/Loss Sparkline next to your data.

That way you or the reader can easily spot the trends and patterns.

To enter a Win/Loss Sparkline in Excel you firstly need to follow these steps:

1. Select your data;

2. Insert > Sparklines > Win/Loss

3. Select the range that you want to insert the Win/Loss Sparklines (this is usually the next column after your data ends) and press OK

4. You can change the Style of the Sparkline by clicking in the Sparkline (which activates the Sparkline Tools Tab in the ribbon) and then choosing the Style drop down box

5. To change the negative color you need to select Marker Color > Negative Points > Select Color

DOWNLOAD EXCEL WORKBOOK

Sparklines Win-Loss

HELPFUL RESOURCE:

MOTH 468x90.update.your.skills.animated.chart.learn.online.2

 

If you like this Excel tip, please share itEmail this to someone

email

Pin on Pinterest

Share on Facebook

Tweet about this on Twitter

Share on LinkedIn

Share on Google+

Related Posts

Clustered Bar Chart: Year to Date Sales If you want to compare your Year to Date sales and have category names (eg. products, business names, channel partners, sales reps etc)  which are way too long, then the Clustered Bar chart is the one for you.In the example below the category names relate to companies and I a...
Dotted Line Organizational Charts You can create Organizational Charts in Excel using SmartArt which I go through in this post here:   Organizational Charts in ExcelYou can also extend this concept to create a Dotted Line Organizational Chart but we need to think outside the square a little bit to make this h...
Combine Column & Line Charts in Excel Some times you may come across a situation where you want to show 2 variables in one Excel chart.For example, you may have some sales data and a transactional count that you want to show in one chart to see if there is any relationship between the two variables.Well you c...
Bubble Chart: 3 Variables On A Chart A Bubble Chart is an extension of the XY Scatter Chart.  It adds a 3rd variable to each point in the XY Scatter Chart.For example, if you have a Scatter Chart that shows the relationship between the age of a house and its proximity to the city and want to add the value of...