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How to add secondary axis to pivot chart in Excel?

A pivot chart can help us to quickly analyze base data, but sometimes, if there is a great values’ difference between the series, the chart will be shown not beautiful and exact enough as below screenshot shown. Now I am talking about adding a secondary axis to a pivot chart in Excel to solve this problem.
Add a secondary axis to pivot chart

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For instance, I want to add a secondary axis to show Legend series of Sum of Profit.

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1. Right click at the Sum of Profit series, and select Format Data Series from the context menu. See screenshot:


2. In the Format Data Series dialog, check Secondary Axis option in the Series Options section. See screenshot:


In Excel 2013, check the Secondary Axis option under the Series Options in the Format Data Series pane.

3. Now close the dialog/pane, you can see the secondary axis has been added to the pivot chart.


4. You can right click at the Sum of Profit series (the secondary series), and select Change Series Chart Type from the context menu.


5. Then in Change Chart Type dialog, select a Line chart and click OK to close the dialog.


Now, the pivot chart as below screenshot shown.


In Excel 2013, in the Change Chart Type dialog, click Combo section, and go to the series with secondary axis in the Choose the chart type and axis for your data series section, click the following Chart type box and select Line chart from the drop down list.


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    Paul Jones · 1 years ago
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    John · 2 years ago
    Just wanted to say after a long amount of searching online this has been the best guide I have found, including youtube videos! Thank you so much!