Create a time series plot of a single Y variable

In the Time Series Plot dialog box, complete the following steps to specify the data for your graph. If your data are arranged differently than described below, go to Choose a time series plot.

  1. In Y variable, enter the column of time-ordered numeric data that you want to graph.
  2. (Optional) In Time scale labels, you can specify a column of values to use to label the x-axis.

For example, a store manager records the number of tennis racquets that are sold each month in a column called Racquets. The graph shows that racquet sales increased over the 5-year period.

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