Types of charts & graphs in Google Sheets

To learn about a chart and how to use it, use the table below. 

Learn how to add a chart to your spreadsheet.

Line chart  Line

Use a line chart to look at trends or data over a time period. Learn more about line charts. 

Combo chart  Combo

Use a combo chart to show each data series as a different marker type, like a column, line, or area line. Learn more about combo charts. 

Area chart  Area

Use an area chart to track one or more data series graphically, like changes in value between categories of data. Learn more about area charts. 

Related charts: Stacked area chart, 100% stacked area chart, Stepped area chart, Stacked stepped area chart, 100% stacked stepped area chart

Column chart  Column

Use a column chart to show one or more categories, or groups, of data, especially if each category has subcategories. Learn more about column charts. 

Related charts: Stacked column chart, 100% stacked column chart

Bar chart  Bar

Use a bar chart to show the difference between the data points for one or more categories. Learn more about bar charts. 

Related charts: Stacked bar chart, 100% stacked bar chart

Pie chart  Pie

Use a pie chart, also known as a pie graph, to show data as "slices of pie," or proportions of a whole. Learn more about pie charts. 

Related chart: Doughnut chart

Scatter chart  Scatter

Use a scatter chart to show numeric coordinates along the horizontal (X) and vertical (Y) axes and to look for trends and patterns between two variables. Learn more about scatter charts. 

Related charts: Bubble chart

Sparklines  Sparklines

Use a sparkline chart to show and compare one or more categories of data, like a time period. Learn more about sparkline charts

Histogram  Histogram

Use a histogram chart to show the distribution of a data set across different buckets. Learn more about histogram charts. 

Candlestick chart  Candlestick

Use a candlestick chart to show an opening and closing value overlaid on a total variance, like changes in stock value. Learn more about candlestick charts. 

Organizational  Organizational

Use an organizational chart, also called an org chart, to show the relationship between members of a company, group of people, or family tree. Learn more about organizational charts. 

Tree map chart  Tree map

Use a tree map to show a data tree, where objects are organized into parent-child hierarchies. Learn more about tree map charts.

 Geo

Use a geo chart to show a map of a country, continent, or region. The values for each location will be shown with colors. Learn more about geo charts

 Waterfall

Use a waterfall chart to show how later values add or subtract from a starting value. Learn more about waterfall charts. 

 Radar

Use a radar chart to show one or more variables in a two-dimensional graph, with one spoke for each variable. Learn more about radar charts. 

 Gauges

Use gauges to show numeric values or measurements within a range. Each value produces a gauge, so you can compare and contrast measurements. Learn more about gauge charts.

 Annotated timeline

Use an annotated timeline to show an interactive time series line chart with the option to add notes. Learn more about timeline charts. 

 Table

Use a table chart to turn your spreadsheet table into a chart that can be sorted and paged. Table charts are often used to create a dashboard in Google Sheets or embed a chart in a website. Learn more about table charts. 

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