Need to add an estimated
forecast to your line chart? Find out how to do this below.
Start a new visualization by choosing the
Line chart (projected) starting point.
By going to the
Data tab, you can see how the data is structured. You need two columns for each category – one for
certain values, and another one for
To ensure there are no gaps between the two lines, copy the
last certain value and paste it as
the first value of the projection line.
If you have renamed the column headings or
uploaded your own data, you will have to change a few custom settings in the
Firstly, head over to
Lines, dots and areas and paste your
projections' column names in the
Dashed lines setting. You can also adjust the look of your dashed lines from here.
To change the
colors of your lines, you can use the
Custom override setting under
Last but not least, if you prefer to have the projections'
legend swatches turned off, use the
Legend > Swatches > Custom order override setting and only add the swatches you want to be displayed. In the example above, notice how only three swatches are being shown (as opposed to six).
Get started with your own line chart now! »