How To Create a Dashboard In Google Sheets

Last Updated on November 1, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a dashboard in Google Sheets.

How To Create a Dashboard In Google Sheets

Creating a dashboard in Google Sheets is an effective way to present your data in an interactive and visually appealing way.

We can use charts, tables, and slicers to provide an overview of your data, and make it easier to analyze and explore. Slicers provide an easy-to-use interface to filter the data you want to visualize in your dashboard setup.

In this guide, we will show you how to create an interactive dashboard in Google Sheets using slicers and several charts.

How To Set Up a Dashboard In Google Sheets

Here’s how to set up a dashboard in Google Sheets.

Step 1

First, identify the data you want to convert into a dashboard.

In this example, we want to create a dashboard out of a dataset of T-shirt orders from various countries. The goal is to create a dashboard that allows the user o select which countries and colors to display information for at any given time.

Step 2

Select the entire range containing your data.

Step 3

Click on Data > Add a slicer to insert a new slicer element into the current sheet.

Step 4

In the Slicer panel, select the column you want the slicer to filter by.

In this example, we’ll set up the slicer to filter the range by country.

Step 5

Create as many slicers as needed for your dashboard.

Step 6

Next, we’ll add a new chart to the current spreadsheet.

Select the option Insert > Chart to add a new chart to the spreadsheet.

Step 7

Modify the chart as you wish. Ensure that the chart uses the entire unfiltered range as a source.

Step 8

Continue adding new charts to track different metrics.

In this example, we used a bar chart to keep track of the number of orders by shirt size. We’ve added another chart to show a breakdown of orders per region.

Step 9

The user can now use the slice to filter the data as needed.

In the screenshot above, we used the country slicer to compare the number of orders from four select countries.

Summary

This guide should be everything you need to create a dashboard in Google Sheets.

You may make a copy of this example spreadsheet to test it out on your own.