How to make a cumulative sum chart in Excel?

If there is a list of data about monthly sale volumes in a year, and now you want to make a cumulative sum chart about it for others to view the cumulative sum of the sale volumes in every month clearly as following screenshot shown, how could you do? Here, I will introduce some ways to make a cumulative sum chart in Excel.

Create an accumulative sum chart in Excel

Add accumulative sum for chart in Excel with a handy feature


Create an accumulative sum chart in Excel

1. Select a blank cell adjacent to the Target column, in this case, select Cell C2, and type this formula =SUM(B$2:B2), and then drag the fill handle down to the cells you want to apply this formula. See screenshot:

2. Then, select the Target and Total column ranges, and then click Insert > Column > Clustered Column, see screenshot:

3. In the inserted chart, click one total column and right click to select Change Series Chart Type… from the context menu. See screenshot:

4. In the Change Chart Type dialog, click Combo from the left pane, and then select Clustered Column-Line chart type in the right pane, see screenshot:

Note: If you are using Excel 2010 and earlier version, please select Line in the left pane, and then choose one line chart type from the right pane, see screenshot:

5. Click OK, and then right click the line in the chart, and select Add Data Labels > Add Data Labels from the context menu. See screenshot:

6. Then you can see the cumulative sum chart has been finished:


Add accumulative sum for chart in Excel with a handy feature

If you have Kutools for Excel, with its Add Cumulative Sum to Chart feature, you can insert the cumulative total sum for the chart with only several clicks.

Note: To apply this Add Cumulative Sum to Chart, firstly, you should download the Kutools for Excel, and then apply the feature quickly and easily.

After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as this:

1. First, please insert the chart based on your data, see screenshot:

2. Then, click to select the chart, and then click Kutools > Charts > Chart Tools > Add Cumulative Sum to Chart, see screenshot:

3. And then, click Yes in the popped out prompt box, and click OK in the following box, see screenshots:

4.Now, the cumulative sum value have been added to the chart, see screenshot:

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    Mostafiz, Dhaka, BD. · 4 years ago
    MS Excel calculation of horizontal cumulative sum problem.
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    Mostafiz, Dhaka, BD. · 4 years ago
    I need horizontal cumulative sum of a series of values of 12 months in a row and in side by side cell. how? is it possible? I could send you a work sheet but can't. there is no option in this page and i have no email address of you. pls solve my problem and provide me your e-mail as i can send you the excel work sheet.

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    Dada · 4 years ago
    How do you aggregate data in excel 2016
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    khalid · 5 years ago
    Great, Very helpful and easy to understad
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    MV · 5 years ago
    thank you very much! It saved my day.
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    Rin · 5 years ago
    very helpful and straighforward.
    Thank you.
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    harendra · 5 years ago
    i want to calculate a running sum.i dont know how to do it in excel.plzzz help me out!!!!!
    for eg:-
    no sum
    6 6
    then when i enter some other values in no column then it should be added to the current value of sum i.e

    no sum
    3 9 (as previous 6 + 3 =9 )
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    steve liu · 6 years ago
    sorry, I used b$2,b2 instead of b$2:b2
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    steve liu · 6 years ago
    I tried your example but it's working a bit strange. The first cell (c2) would add B2 to B2 (resulting in 6262 instead of 3131). All the other cells work right. Can you suggest what I can try to fix it? Thanks!