# Impossible? Not plotting NA()s

Discussion in 'Microsoft Excel Charting' started by LiAD, Mar 31, 2010.

Hi,

I have no luck looking through the JPelltier website or other such sites so
can some-one please give me a clear indication of how I can change this. My
question is

- How can I stop a chart from leaving space for NA() or change an IF formula
to show something that the chart will completely ignore?

From C420 I have a results table (with titles in row 3). The table is
filled using formulas to index through a master sheet. Depending on the
criteria selected there may be 2 to 200 items in the table. To cope for all
eventualities the formula has an =if(cell x=â€â€;NA();do something) to keep it
tidier.

My chart, (showing results plus norm, upper and lower limit), has the
following dynamic named ranges set

Chart labels - =OFFSET(Diagramme!ChartValues;0;-1)
Chart Values - =OFFSET(Diagramme!\$G\$3;1;0;COUNTA(Diagramme!\$G:\$G)-1;1)
Max - =OFFSET(Diagramme!\$H\$3;1;0;COUNTA(Diagramme!\$H:\$H)-1;1)
Min - =OFFSET(Diagramme!\$J\$3;1;0;COUNTA(Diagramme!\$J:\$J)-1;1)
Norme - =OFFSET(Diagramme!\$I\$3;1;0;COUNTA(Diagramme!\$I:\$I)-1;1)

I need the formula in all 200 rows, but if I have a chart with only 2 data
points my plot is stuck to the left of the chart, (effectively my x-axis does
1-200 with data in 1-2). It leaves the space for all the #NAs without
plotting anything.

How can I stop a chart from leaving space for NA() or change the formula to
show something that the chart will completely ignore?

Thanks

2. ### Luke MGuest

Since you're already using dynamic ranges, can you change the COUNTA
function to COUNT, and thus not count the NA's? Since all the NA's are at
the end of your data, I believe this would work.
--
Best Regards,

Luke M
news:...
> Hi,
>
> I have no luck looking through the JPelltier website or other such sites
> so
> can some-one please give me a clear indication of how I can change this.
> My
> question is
>
> - How can I stop a chart from leaving space for NA() or change an IF
> formula
> to show something that the chart will completely ignore?
>
> From C420 I have a results table (with titles in row 3). The table is
> filled using formulas to index through a master sheet. Depending on the
> criteria selected there may be 2 to 200 items in the table. To cope for
> all
> eventualities the formula has an =if(cell x="";NA();do something) to keep
> it
> tidier.
>
> My chart, (showing results plus norm, upper and lower limit), has the
> following dynamic named ranges set
>
> Chart labels - =OFFSET(Diagramme!ChartValues;0;-1)
> Chart Values - =OFFSET(Diagramme!\$G\$3;1;0;COUNTA(Diagramme!\$G:\$G)-1;1)
> Max - =OFFSET(Diagramme!\$H\$3;1;0;COUNTA(Diagramme!\$H:\$H)-1;1)
> Min - =OFFSET(Diagramme!\$J\$3;1;0;COUNTA(Diagramme!\$J:\$J)-1;1)
> Norme - =OFFSET(Diagramme!\$I\$3;1;0;COUNTA(Diagramme!\$I:\$I)-1;1)
>
> I need the formula in all 200 rows, but if I have a chart with only 2 data
> points my plot is stuck to the left of the chart, (effectively my x-axis
> does
> 1-200 with data in 1-2). It leaves the space for all the #NAs without
> plotting anything.
>
> How can I stop a chart from leaving space for NA() or change the formula
> to
> show something that the chart will completely ignore?
>
> Thanks
>

Luke M, Mar 31, 2010

Simple
Perfect
Lovely

Thanks

"Luke M" wrote:

> Since you're already using dynamic ranges, can you change the COUNTA
> function to COUNT, and thus not count the NA's? Since all the NA's are at
> the end of your data, I believe this would work.
> --
> Best Regards,
>
> Luke M
> "LiAD" <> wrote in message
> news:...
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have no luck looking through the JPelltier website or other such sites
> > so
> > can some-one please give me a clear indication of how I can change this.
> > My
> > question is
> >
> > - How can I stop a chart from leaving space for NA() or change an IF
> > formula
> > to show something that the chart will completely ignore?
> >
> > From C420 I have a results table (with titles in row 3). The table is
> > filled using formulas to index through a master sheet. Depending on the
> > criteria selected there may be 2 to 200 items in the table. To cope for
> > all
> > eventualities the formula has an =if(cell x="";NA();do something) to keep
> > it
> > tidier.
> >
> > My chart, (showing results plus norm, upper and lower limit), has the
> > following dynamic named ranges set
> >
> > Chart labels - =OFFSET(Diagramme!ChartValues;0;-1)
> > Chart Values - =OFFSET(Diagramme!\$G\$3;1;0;COUNTA(Diagramme!\$G:\$G)-1;1)
> > Max - =OFFSET(Diagramme!\$H\$3;1;0;COUNTA(Diagramme!\$H:\$H)-1;1)
> > Min - =OFFSET(Diagramme!\$J\$3;1;0;COUNTA(Diagramme!\$J:\$J)-1;1)
> > Norme - =OFFSET(Diagramme!\$I\$3;1;0;COUNTA(Diagramme!\$I:\$I)-1;1)
> >
> > I need the formula in all 200 rows, but if I have a chart with only 2 data
> > points my plot is stuck to the left of the chart, (effectively my x-axis
> > does
> > 1-200 with data in 1-2). It leaves the space for all the #NAs without
> > plotting anything.
> >
> > How can I stop a chart from leaving space for NA() or change the formula
> > to
> > show something that the chart will completely ignore?
> >
> > Thanks