I have an export from a database that I'm bringing into Excel 2010 of about 30K records. Data points are recorded numerically and I have their associated text "value label" (what it would be called in STATA, for example, not sure what it's called in Excel). I want to create various charts/pivot tables with the data and want the labels to be the text label, not the number.
For example, variable ASSIGNMENT has the following possibilities:
1 2 3 4
Here's what each of those "mean" (I have this in another table):
1 - Sick 2 - Overtime 3 - Court 4 - Present
How do I create a chart or pivot table where the labels are "sick", "overtime", etc., and not "1", "2", "3", "4"?
In a chart if you display data labels is there a way of avoiding a zero being displayed if the relevant cell is the result of a formula? It seems that even if the result of that formula is a blank or 'n/a' it is still displayed as 0.
I have a pie chart that shows numerical values in dollars and I'm looking for a macro that will delete the $0 data labels. I found this code from Jon Peltier (great website by the way) but I can't seem to get it to work on my pie chart. No errors, just doesn't do anything:
Sub CleanUpActiveChartLabels() Dim iPts As Integer Dim nPts As Integer Dim aVals As Variant Dim srs As Series ActiveSheet.ChartObjects("MainChart").Activate For Each srs In ActiveChart.SeriesCollection With srs If .HasDataLabels Then nPts = .Points.Count aVals = .Values For iPts = 1 To nPts If aVals(iPts) = 0 Then .Points(iPts).HasDataLabel = False End If Next End If End With Next End Sub
I have a scatter chart and have applied data labels using the VBA macro supplied with Excel 2007. They pick up the cells in column A. But I now want to use Autofilter to show different ranges in the chart. Everytime I filter the chart data, the data labels change to show a different label (in fact they seem to be starting from the first label again, even if this value is not shown on the filter). I have tried to edit each data label and enter free text, I've also used a formula to link to the cell and made it absolute, but nothing is working.
The chart must be a scatter chart as it is plotting 2 values. I'm trying to create a Project Portfolio Risk Chart showing Benefits against Difficulty.
I have a Column Graph that will be changing automatically as the data is changed. My problem is that for one set of data the chart looks fine....but if a number becomes negative the bar will overlap with the data labels at the bottom and cause it to be unreadable. I am not able to resize the x axis area or move the labels down any. Is there anyway to make the labels adjust automatically?
My friend has set up an excel workbook with a sheet for every month (labelled Jan graphs, Feb graphs, Mar graphs etc) which has 7 pie charts per sheet. The problem is the pie charts are showing the 0% fields and the data labels are overlapping. I have found a macro that gets rid of the 0% labels but I need to repeat the macro for all the 7 charts on each sheet and all 12 worksheets for each month of the year. I am very new to VBA and coding of any type and have looked but can't find the solution.
The macro I am currently using for "Chart1" on "Jan graphs" is below. The charts are labelled Chart1, Chart2, Chart3 etc.
I m working with bar charts and as I've heard these labels can be a bit of a pain. I've got the labels in roughly the right position 90% of the time however that other 10% has me in rolling fits.
My issues 1. A label within the chart area is wrapped on two lines, how could I restrict Excel from wrappign the label 2. A Labels position covers some of the data reported and thus makes the graph messy
how could I find the position of the end of the bar and also the length of the datalabel so I could reposition it. Note I am using 2003 and that I am trying to use
I'm using Excel 2010 and I've got a chart on a worksheet and the worksheet needs to be protected. I'm able to manipulate the chart in any fashion EXCEPT the position of the Data Labels. Is this a bug in Excel 2010?
I just recently installed Excel 2007 and I would like to know if it's possible to change all data points of a chart at the same time. In Excel 2003, I would normally hold down shift while clicking on each of the data points to make a global change. However, it appears I cannot do that in 2007.
I would like to display each data point's series name. When I go to Layout on the Excel Ribbon, and click on "Data Labels", and click on "More Data Label Options", the actual Y-axis values are shown for each data point. However, I do not want this - I actually only want the Series Name, but when I uncheck "Value" and check "Series Name" instead (under "Label Contains"), it only changes it for one of the series. Is there a better way, instead of going through each and every single series to make this change?
I have a basic bar graph showing the average home prices per quarter. I know I can turn the legend on and position it to show the average price on top of each bar in the graph. I would like to add an additional legend (on this chart) showing how many homes sold per quarter but not display it as a bar. I just want the number displayed maybe on the bar or below the bar. Can I add a separate (extra) legend?
I'm trying to resize the data labels in my chart so that the word Institutional appears on 1 line (It's currently on 2 lines) like the pic below:
but clicking the corners of the data label and dragging it does not work for me. I click on the corners and nothing happens. How I can make the data labels bigger without getting the text cut off to the next line?
Using the table, draw a stacked chart that has both the project name (A, B etc) and Month on the x-axis (below all the projects). the stacked chart should contain the count for cat1, cat2, cat3 and cat 4 for each project (in different but consistent numbers for each month).
I need this for a presentation today,
OctoberNovemberDecemberProject Cat. 1 Cat. 2Cat. 3Cat. 4Cat. 1 Cat. 2Cat. 3Cat. 4Cat. 1 Cat. 2Cat. 3Cat. 4A 00236111110001B C D E F 0012230182600425G H I 02114001602210J K L
I want to create grouped labels on a chart x-axis of the type created automatically when creating a pivot chart. For example: I have projects, samples and sample yields. There are multiple samples in a project so I have a sheet that looks something like this below:-
I would like to create a chart that has Project and Sample as the x-axis where the samples are all grouped into their project. Pivot charts do this nicely, but how to do it without a pivot chart? As you will see from the attached file I can get both Project and Sample on the x-axis, but the Projects are overlapping.
I have a chart that feeds from dynamic ranges which contain whole rows of null enteries displayed as #N/A. The charts do not plot these enteries (as it shouldn't) however it does display the category label even if it too is #N/A. Is it possible to remove the category label if all data for that row is null. ie the label is also removed from the chart.
Was working on this problem for a poster: [URL] ......
I can't seem to get the pivot table/chart to format exactly as I desire. It seems that as soon as I add 'group by hour and day' Excel forces the formatting to AM/PM and I want to keep it military. I want to group by hour, so that data that occurs at 6:00 and at 6:30 are grouped, and I had to group by day so that 6:00 on 1/1 was separated from 6:00 on 1/2.
Attached is a worksheet which shows the desired chart format (not a pivot chart), and the attempted pivot chart. I want the pivot chart to match the 'simple' chart in look and feel. Any attempts to change the formatting of the row labels to 'h' is promptly ignored by Excel.
Note the two tasks that occur at hour 18 (one at 18:00 and the other at 18:20 (you will need to see the formatting to truly see the minutes)). Those should be combined in the pivot table (and they are) and on my 'adjusted' table (where I used SUMIFS).
I have a data set where a number of pieces of technology are listed in rows. For each piece of technology it can relate to a "Network" or a "Terminal" and the columns are yes/no as follows:
Tech Network? Terminal?
Tech 1 Yes No Tech 2 Yes Yes Tech 3 No No Tech 4 No Yes
When I plot this on a pivot chart, I get the attached chart, where the x-axis relate to the hierarchies, i.e. Yes/Yes, Yes/No, No/Yes or No/No. As you can imagine, this is not very useful for the viewer as it's not clear what the yeses and nos refer to. It would be much better if I could rename the axis labels: "both"; "network only"; "terminal only"; or "neither".
Is this possible? And is there a solution that doesn't require me to change the source data? I'm happy to use a power pivot if that would make things easier.
Previous question regarding dynamic ranges within a table to create a dynamic chart.
I've now come across another issue regarding the same table but creating a new graph to display a new graph. This time, I need the graph to only include labels with data in them.
The data is based on months including achieved targets and forecasted targets. I need to show a graph for the achieved targets to date and exclude any future months from the graph. e.g. For this month, I would only want to show January to July values and not include August to December.
How easy is this to do? I don't know how to use the OFFSET function but think that this might be a possible solution.
I have a chart with 20 series labels that are series 1, series 2.... etc. I want to label them with 20 corresponding cells but can't find how to do this in Excel 2010 (I seem to remember this being easy to do in older versions). At the moment I am having to click on source data and edit each label individually... Is there a quicker way?
I have created a chart that provides a hisotry of events on a timeline. It relies on named ranges and allows me to change the upper and lower date ranges displayed on the x-axis of the chart by changing the date in cells that define the upper and lower dates. In order to display the events on the timeline I have a table that includes 3 columns... a date colmn, an event description column, and a event height column. To display the information I have used a line chart with data points that uses the "event height" data to determine how high up on the graph to display the event information. I have hidden the line, added a label for each event, and added an error bar that draws a line between each label and the bottom of the chart. By default the labels displayed the "event height" information (as expected), so I selected each label individually and added a formula that causes it to display information from the "event description" column instead of the default value. All of this works perfectly with no issues.
The problem comes when I change the date range displayed in the chart. Currently the chart displays event information for 1/1/2012 - 5/30/2012. I can modify 5/30/2012 to be any date I would like that is greater than 1/1/2012 with no problem. Everything displays correctly. However, if I modify the 1/1/2012 date the labels change to reflect the original value (event height data) instead of what I modified it to (event description).
This should be pretty simple but I don't know how to do it. When I run the macro recorder, it doesnt record the change. I just want to change the number format of the chart labels from currency to a normal number and visa-versa. Why doesnt this work?
Has anyone ever succeeded in offsetting category labels in a chart by surpressing the first category label. I am plotting monthly financial data over several years and want to show category labels for the month ends which coincide with quarterly month ends (i.e Mar-06, Jun-06, Sep-06, Dec-06). If I select 2 tick marks between categories I get Jan-06, Apr-06, Jul-06, Oct-6) because my first month and category label is Jan-06. Is there a way to offset displaying the first category label by two tick marks and start with Mar-06 and then go every two tick marks between category labels?
Is it possible to hide some of the number labels on an axis; e.g. in on the chart below to hide the X-axis label 96? Or only start numbering from 97 while the chart displays from 96. Auto Merged Post;Well I have a solution to hiding the first value on the excel X axis values labels just using a custom number format;
but is there anyway of formating more than a couple of the number labels individually?
I know from searching through the internet you can change the intervals by modifying the minimumScale, maximumScale and MajorUnit fields of TickLabels. What I want to do is change the period of the axis label to a comma. For example,