I have a Google Sheet with a set of deposits and withdrawls and the running balance. I have added a chart to the sheet, so I can visualize what the balance has been over time and when deposits or withdrawls have been made.

Static Copy:


The production copy of the sheet is part of a much larger workbook of financial information. Normally, the data in this particular sheet comes from an import from another sheet, with the following syntax:

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...so the number of rows and the total date range is not known until the user selects a Bucket to view. The data range for the chart is set to C2:C1000,E2:E1000,F2:F1000 in the production copy of the sheet, to account for Buckets with a much longer history of transactions.

I would like the X axis to be formatted with a consistent interval from the first date to the last. I want the graph to show deposits/withdrawls on the dates they happened, but I want the balance to show a proper representation of the available balance over time.


The best way I can explain it is to provide a screenshot comparison of how Google Sheets spaces out the dates vs. Microsoft Excel. The most obvious difference is between 11/9/2020 and 12/9/2020. You can see that Excel properly condenses that period and Google Sheets seems to treat each data point as the same horizontal distance as the previous/next one.

Comparison of Google Sheets to Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel has the following options when formatting the axis: enter image description here

How can I tell Google Sheets to do the same thing?


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