Sales Forecast Chart will show you the best solution because it’s common problem to show both actual data and forecast as a single trending component.
Here is a good question: How to create sales forecast chart in Excel? In this example we have a simple line chart with monthly data for two years.
We will charted months on the X axis and sales on the Y axis.
This table represent actual and forecasted sales. We need to show the first part of the line (actual data series) with solid color (blue) while the rest of the line (forecast) with dotted red line. We are talking about only one single line for sales performance.
How can we do this? I don’t want to do sales forecast chart with manual work.
We will create a chart with two series. We can put all the dates in column B and put the actual data’s in column C down to some date with blanks below, put the forecast in column D from that date down with blanks above.
Chart this data then format the two series the way we want them to appear (one solid line, one dashed line). When we can insert new months just delete a forecast value and add actual value.
Actual and forecasts are in separate columns so that when charted, you get two distinct data series. We can create a line chart and we’ll apply special formatting to the forecast data series.
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