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January 11, 2007

Charts for Google Spreadsheets

Although Google Spreadsheets doesn't have an option to create charts, there's a very nice site where you can enter the URL of a spreadsheet's XML feed and you'll get a chart for your data*. The site uses PlotKit library
to generate the charts.

To obtain the URL, open the spreadsheet, click on "Publish" and then on "Publish now" and "More publishing options". Select the ATOM format and generate the URL. You'll need to copy the URL and introduce it here.

If you don't want to have a public spreadsheet, go to "Publish" again and click on "Stop publishing".

*Note: the site only looks at the first two columns, that need to have a header with two cells that contain "x" and "y" (here's an example of accepted spreadsheet).


  1. If you're looking for an online spreadsheet with charting feature, you may take a look at EditGrid . In many ways, it's better than Google's one.

    Here's a demo of it's charting capability in live.

  2. Another site to make charts from Google spreadsheets data:



    It uses our components as underlying charting engine.