How to Create Multiple Line Graphs in Google Sheets: A Step-by-Step Guide

Published: November 17, 2023 - 2 min read

Julian Alvarado

Multiple line graphs are a useful way to compare data sets and track changes over time. Perfect for analyzing sales, website traffic, or other metrics, they offer deep insights into your data. 

Google Sheets simplifies this process, allowing you to create multi-line graphs with ease. 

This guide will show you how, complete with helpful screenshots.

Creating a Graph with Multiple Lines in Google Sheets

Users need to follow a few simple steps to create a graph with multiple lines in Google Sheets. 

Preparing Data

Prepare your data for the multiple-line graph in Google Sheets. 

Arrange each data set you wish to represent as a line in its own column. This ensures Google Sheets can accurately generate your graph. 

In this example, we’re examining monthly sales figures across three regions (Region A, B, and C).

Screenshot of a spreadsheet with monthly sales data organized by columns for Region A, B, and C in Google Sheets.

Alt Text: “Organizing monthly sales data for line graph analysis in Google Sheets.”

Creating the Graph

Once your data is ready, highlight the entire dataset to include all regions in your graph.

Google Sheets interface showing the selection of data range for creating a multi-line graph

Navigate to your spreadsheet menu and click ‘Insert’ > ‘Chart.’

Insert chart dialog in Google Sheets with data selected for multiple line graphs

Google Sheets will automatically generate a chart. 

Example of an automatically generated chart in Google Sheets before customizing to a line graph.

To change your chart, open the drop-down menu under ‘Chart type.’

Dropdown menu in Google Sheets for selecting a line chart type under the Chart editor.

Scroll down and select a line chart. Your chart will automatically update. 

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Customizing the chart in Google Sheets with the Chart editor tab open

Customizing the Graph

You can modify titles, axis labels, and color schemes to enhance clarity and readability. 

For example, let’s change the chart title. 

Click the ‘Customize’ tab in the Chart editor. 

Chart & axis titles section in Google Sheets’ Chart editor showing where to change the chart title.

Select ‘Chart & axis titles.’

Entering a new title for the multi-line graph in Google Sheets' Chart editor

Change the title text to ‘Regional Sales Data’ and click enter.

Your chart title will automatically update. 

Finalized multi-line graph in Google Sheets with the title 'Regional Sales Data'

Conclusion 

Creating multiple line graphs in Google Sheets is a straightforward yet powerful way to visualize complex sales data. This guide helps SaaS businesses leverage Google Sheets for insightful and actionable sales trend analysis.

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Julian is a dynamic B2B marketer with 8+ years of experience creating full-funnel marketing journeys, leveraging an analytical background in biological sciences to examine customer needs.
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