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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 the way to make a cumulative sum chart in Excel.

Create an accumulative sum chart in Excel

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Create an accumulative sum chart in Excel


1. Select a blank cell adjacent to the Sale 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 data range and 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 from the context menu. See screenshot:

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


Save and reuse the chart anywhere next time with Kutools for Excel

If you want to save this chart and reuse it next time anywhere of a workbook, you can apply the Auto Text tool of Kutools for Excel, it can help you save the chart quickly and reuse it as soon as possible.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as follows:

1. Select the created chart, and then click Kutools > Navigation > Auto Text, see screenshot:

2. Then click button, in the New Auto Text box, please enter the name and choose the group to your need, and then click Add button. See screenshot:

3. And the chart has been inserted into the Auto Text pane, when you want to insert it to anywhere, please click Insert to insert the chart, see screenshot:

4. Then you should apply the new data into the chart as you need, please selec the chart, and then click Design > Select Data, see screenshot:

5. In the Select Data Source dialog box, please click button to select the new data you want to applied to the chart, see screenshot:

6. Then click OK button, the new data will be applied to the cumulative sum chart, see screesnhot:

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    Mostafiz, Dhaka, BD. · 2 years ago
    MS Excel calculation of horizontal cumulative sum problem.
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    Mostafiz, Dhaka, BD. · 2 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 · 3 years ago
    How do you aggregate data in excel 2016
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    khalid · 3 years ago
    Great, Very helpful and easy to understad
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    MV · 3 years ago
    thank you very much! It saved my day.