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#1 MikeyMike

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 02:18 PM

How can I create a stacked bar chart with a line for another type of data?



#2 Jonathan

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 08:17 PM

Hi MikeyMike,

 

You should be able to create a combination Stacked Column/Line chart in exactly the same way as you'd create any other combination chart.

 

You can see a walkthrough of creating a combination chart in the video lesson: Essential Skills Lesson 5-24 Create a combination chart containing different chart types.

 

I have attached an example chart:

 

Attached File  combochart.xlsx   13.93KB   188 downloads

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Please feel free to reply if you're still having trouble creating the chart you need after watching the video.


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#3 MikeyMike

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 09:31 PM

I'm looking to do a cluster chart (side by side) with the last bar stacked.



#4 Jonathan

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 11:35 AM

You can't select a different chart type for the last bar, but you can achieve the result you need by using an ordinary Stacked Column chart and manipulating the data so that it looks the way you want it to.

 

To do this, you'll just need to sum together the values for the bars that you want to appear as ordinary columns, but leave the bars that you want to appear 'stacked' as separate values.

 

You can see how I've done this in my attached example that uses exactly the same data as the example above:

 

Attached File  combochart2.xlsx   14.9KB   129 downloads

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In this example the chart is generated from columns E, F and G instead of B, C and D.

Column E adds together the values from the other columns in order to produce solid bars, except in May and December, where the values are left as-is to produce clustered bars.

 

I've used the SUM function to add the values together.

You can find more about SUM in the video lesson: Expert Skills Lesson 3-2 Create an Excel SUM function using Formula AutoComplete.

 

I hope you're now able to create the chart you need, but if you still need help you can attach a copy of your workbook and I will take a look at it.  You can find instructions on attaching workbooks by clicking here.


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