I track inventory/sales for a very small sole proprietorship. I'm looking to track the number of items that I sell based on the text that I enter in a certain column.

Specifically, I want to have a visual chart/graph to show the percentage of each size/color of an item that I sell, as I sell it. When I enter the words "3T pink" I want the chart/graph/whatever to show another quantity of this category. As I sell a new item, I want the chart to reflect it.

The problem I'm having, is that the graphs/charts require two data sets, but I want the graph to calculate it for me! All I want to do is enter the text for specific items, and when the text occurs subsequent times, I want this reflected in the graph/chart.

It seems so much more simple in my head....basically I want a dynamic chart, not based on a static data set.

Can I build/present a "Pie" chart DIRECTLY from a list of "ABC" letters WITHOUT counting the occurrence of each one of them and using the results [nor VBA / nor Pivot-Table] - which is the trivial way of building charts !?

An example of such a list will be: A A A B B C C C C C

I was asked to make a trend graph showing activation's and deactivation's over time. My boss wanted it to be done automatically when you placed values into a simple excel sheet like the attached image (the graph would be below this).

I have a chart with 3 data series. The series are located in columns A, B and C respectively. Series I is a general number anywhere from 0 to 100,000. Series 2 is also a number, but is is devided by series 1. So, if series 1 was 100,000 then series two would be 25,000/100,000 which is 0.25. Series three will always be numerator of series 2 or 25,000 in this example. The numerator, or the 25,000 will never change, so, in my example, series three will be a straight line across the chart because it is always 25,000.

In my example, the .25 is plotted on the left value axes, and series one is plotted on the right value acccess (secondary axis). Series three is just a line in the middle.

My problem is that sometimes the line, series 3, doesn't match the values in both the right and left values axes. So, if series one is 48,000, then series two would be 48,000/48,000 = 1, and series three would be 48000 - the straight line. The third series should be a line touching the 48,000 on the right and the number 1 on the left. It does touch the 48000 on the left, but is below the number 1 on the left.

i have some numbers as data, i want to find the function that generate thiese numbers and also i want to view the chart of it, its kind of sine wave graph.

I have a spreadsheet created in Excel 2003 (which is what we use at work, unfortunately).

My employees periodically take a test to ensure they have certain items memorized (or are making progress to that end). The spreadsheet rows show all 46 of my employees, and their test scores. The columns are the dates that the tests are administered. I can create a line graph based on the chart data, and interpolate these data with no problems.

The problem is that there are 46 employees! 46 lines on the same graph make for a very cluttered, hard to understand visual. I want to simplify the view by "filtering out" some of the data.

I have an additional column in my spreadsheet for each employee's work area (Area 1, Area 2, etc), and another column with data based on first letter of last name (the values here could be "A-G", "H-M", "N-S" and "T-Z", for example). I figure i could filter my line graph based on these two columns. For example, somehow select just Area 1, and reduce the number of lines on the graph to 16. Or better yet, Choose "Area 2" AND "A-M" and end up with 7 employees (and therefore 7 lines on the graph).

Here's what i have tried:

1) Select the work area column, and use the Filter, which created a drop-down list at the column heading. When i use this drop-down list, i can easily filter the data in the worksheet by Work Area, but this is not reflected in the line graph, which still shows all 46 lines. The problem was that i forgot that i had set the Calculation Options to "Manual". Setting this to "Automatic" (or leaving it on Manual and pressing F9) solved the problem, as the chart now updates when i use the filters. Calculation options are under the "Formula" tab in 2007, or in Tools -> Options -> [either calculation or formula, i forget what it's called] in 2003.

2) Create several separate line graphs in several separate sheets. I wouldn't want to assign someone else the task of maintaining a spreadsheet of such inefficient design.

I have a huge set of data values given per 0,5 hour. Now I want to make a chart which shows how many hours each value has taken place.

Here is what it looks like with the arranged data as y-values. Instead of the x-axis showing the number of values, I would like it to show the above mentioned.

Im trying to create a bar chart that contains required hours per week with a line of hours worked going across the bars, im struggling to make this work and have basically no experience of making any sort of charts or graphs.

I need to create this using vba but to begin with I cant even make the chart manually! Where its all going wrong is the column line for required hours is so thin it looks rubbish. Its a bar chart then I formatted the series of total hours to be a line chart.

I want to make a chart in Excel similar to a Stacked Horizontal Bar Chart, except I want to be able to have spaces in between the bars of each row. I want to be able to have the separate bars represent spans of time, and I don't want them all to have to necessarily connect to one another. I tried the Floating Bar Chart under the Custom Types tab, but that doesn't let me have more than one bar per line (as far as I can tell).

I am looking for a quick way to create a number charts using data from multiple sheets.

I have 12 sheets Apr - Mar that contain data in identical format. I also have sheets 12 sheets Apr Charts - Mar Charts, I need to create a number of charts on each sheet for the relevant month. To avoid having to create a ridiculous number of charts, I thought I would try to dynamically change the chart data series based on a value in say cell A1.

For example if cell A1 of the Apr Charts sheet = Apr, the chart will show the data for Apr.

The idea is that I can copy the Apr Charts sheet the required number of times and replace the value in A1, and my charts will update dynamically. I need to have seperate sheets for each of the monthly charts.

I'm trying to make a chart (which will also be on the UserForm) from data that a user will enter onto a UserForm. The problem is that I am trying to select a data range as one of the charts 'series' but I can't quite find the right code. At the moment it looks like this:

I am trying to graph the following data in an area chart with line charts superimposed on the area chart. I have a lot of data (and a lot going on) so I'm trying to figure out the best way to show this in excel from a functional standpoing (i can't get this to work in excel!!) to also an asthetic standpoint (dont want it to look terrible or illegible). This is what I'm trying to chart:

1) Weather data (temperature) by region: So one region, would be: Northwest I would like the "area" (so a shaded region) to be the min/max of the temperature data for each month.

2) I would like to show the temperature for each year as a line graph on the chart - so you can see if a year falls in or out of the shaded region.

3) I would like to show a company's sales increases across the same months per year as separate line charts. I may choose to just show the biggest outlier year in the end... or to show 2006 (the latest data).

What I am trying to convery with the chart is that the company's sales is or is not tied to weather deviations. I have attached an excel file with the data. I haven't been able to use the area chart or get a two axis chart to work or get it to look even remotely professional.

However, I am trying to use the same macro on several different tabs in the same EXCEL worksheet. Obviously, I can't have the tab name in the macro. But, I don't get a title at all when I try to remove it like this...

ActiveChart.ChartTitle.Select Selection.Caption = "=R2C1" or ActiveChart.ChartTitle.Select Selection.Caption = "=A2"

Is this possible? I am (kinda new at) using EXCEL2010.

I have a chart that shows up to a list of 28 people and the number of sales for that day. I'm try to make the chart only show the names and number of salesperson that are not = to null. This is what the chart has for values right now "=' Nest Average'!$C$6:$C$33". How can I make it so that it only shows those cells if not = to null.

I have created some charts for my work and one of them is a line chart that spreads across one year with values for each month. Well they want the graph to always show one month ahead of where we are out. So there is actuals in for Sep. but then the line graph drops all the way to 0 for Oct. I don't want to have the graph bottom out when there is a zero. Does anyone know how to fix this?

I was tracking down simple ways to generate ASCII character based bar charts and came across this stunningIncellBarChartExample where the author suggested this can be done using VBA code.

I am very new to Excel and EXCEL VBA. Can someone help me sketch how the coding for the above example (include mixed colors) might be done? Is there a special font that need to be used?

I need to plot percentages over time in a line graph in excel. I don't want to have to do a percentage equation in the spreadsheet, I just want excel to take two sets of values and display the percentage in the chart. For example, I need B1 as a percentage of B2 for week 1, C1 as a percentage of C2 for week 2, etc....

Is it possible to create a chart using spherical coordinates (radius, theta, phi) in Excel? I want to create something similar to this. I would even be willing to write add-in code to create the graph from scratch, but I don't know if that's possible. Is it possible to create a new chart type without using the other chart types as a base?

I would like to create a chart in vba which contains 2 sets of data, both using the same x axis. The first must be a line graph, the second a staggered bar chart. This must be represented on one chart with data labels. Also, how do I change the colour of the plots?

I am trying to figure out how to activate a macro from each item in a drop down list. I also need the macro to recognize which item is chosen and to use that items data (say cells C3:C11) to create its graph. I know how to create an individual macro that will create a graph for the item but not a general macro that can be used to graph all items just discerning the difference in where the data is (which item to graph). Is this possible????if so please include code (amatuer programmer).

I'm trying to graph a bell curve chart using the following data

Hotels per state Total

AK 4

NH 5

[Code] ......

As you can see I have states and the number of hotels per state what I need not for statistical purposes but more for "pretyness" is to sort this data in a way that what you get is a somewhat of a bell shape curve graph.

I've been working on this for a couple hours and I am close to getting it how I want. Basically I want to have a rolling 15 month graph that will change according to the month you choose in the drop down tab. Example: I choose july 2007, the graph will show data from july 2007 to September 2008. I have the graph functioning, however my formulas are off (collecting the wrong data). I've included a spread sheet

one of my excel reports, i am using a dsum formula and plotting a chart against it. i do not want to show the zeros on the graph, is there anyway i can do that, i could not find anything in the tools -> options.

I have a macro that extracts data from a source workbook. The data is owerwritten every time that I use the macro. Now I have a graph that everytime I use the macro does not update with the new data, Is there a clever way to do that? The code for extracting from the workbook is the following:

Sub Extract() Dim myFileName As Variant Dim SourceWkbk As Workbook Dim CurrentWkbk As Workbook Dim testWks As Worksheet ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("CURRENCIES").Select ActiveWindow.SelectedSheets.Delete myFileName = Application. GetOpenFilename("Excel files,*.xls") If myFileName = False Then Exit Sub 'user hit cancel End If................

I have a scatter graph that has over 100 curves that im need on one graph that at the moment i putting each x and y and name in by hand in series. I have been doing it for hours and have looked round the site to see if anything similar answer on ozgrid would help but im baffled

i was just wondering if there is an easier way of doing this

i havent really used macros but iv been reading up on it can i used it to do this?

I have added the table and graph and this is how i would like all the columns to look like its the table called graph that makes the curves that i would like to be able to add in quickly the rest im not too fussed about.

I need to plot a stacked chart. I have attached a sample of it. I need to plot, category As X and subcategory and and its percentage as Y (stacked chart). In the attached sample I plotted a chart. The problem is, the series name showing is not correct. It takes the series name from the top row.