I used a survey to collect data about people's opinion. The question is answered using a check-box (Yes/No). I would like to visualize the results using charts.

How can I do that using one column?

All the examples that I have seen are related to graphs using two columns. For example:

col A   

Pie chart : 66% YES - 33% NO

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I believe there is no way to create a chart from a single column, you have to count the occurrences of the words first. Use the COUNTIF-function.

Here's an example: Single Column Pie Chart

If you look at the two cells where the occurrences of the words is counted you can see two ways. Either searching for the content of a referenced cell or a static string.

  • Great! Glad I could help. :) Mar 17, 2014 at 22:41
  • Only more thing, Can I tweak this to make it contain instead of equality to overcome problems of blank and ascii characters =COUNTIF(E:E," contains F3"&F2) Mar 18, 2014 at 0:02
  • Yes, I've updated my example spreadsheet. Use the * operator. It means "anything", so the COUNTIF counts the cell if it contains "anything and 'yes' and anything" (if the cell contains 'yes'). Mar 18, 2014 at 0:08

Just select A1:A4, Insert > Chart...:

WA58373 example

  • Boom. Too easy.
    – Matt West
    Jan 14, 2021 at 18:30

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