How to stop updating chart in Excel?
As we know, when you insert a chart based on a range data, the chart will update automatically while you change the data in the range. In some cases, you just do not need the chart updating with the data. Now I will tell you how to stop updating chart in Excel.
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For stopping chart updating based on the data range, you can set the calculation to manual.
Click Formula > Calculation Options > Manual, then when you update the data in the range, the chart won’t update any more.
Note: This method cannot stop charts updating when the based data range in Excel 2007 changing.
If you do not want the formula be manual, you can insert a pivot table based the data range first, and then insert a chart based the pivot table, and when the data range change, the chart cannot update.
1. Select the data range you need, and click Insert > Pivot Table > Pivot Table. See screenshot:
2. Then in the Create Pivot Table dialog, you can choose whether the pivot table is placed in a new worksheet or in the existing worksheet, here I check New Worksheet. See screenshot:
3. Then click OK, and a pivot table will be inserted in a new sheet. And then set the labels and values you need in the pivot table. See screenshot:
4. Then select the pivot table, and click Insert tab and select a chart you need in the Chart group. See screenshot:
Now when you change the data in the original range, the chart won’t update with the data changing.