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How to create stacked bar/column chart in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2022-01-05

In Excel, the Stacked Bar/Column chart is usually used when the base data including totality. Now this tutorial is talking about creating a stacked bar/column chart in Excel.

Create a stacked bar/column chart

Clicks to create a stacked column with percentage chart by a handy tool

arrow blue right bubble Create a stacked bar/column chart

Here I take a stacked bar chart for instance.

1. Select the data including total data, and click Insert > Bar > Stacked Bar. See screenshot:


2. Then click Design > Switch Row/Column. See screenshot:


Now a stacked bar chart is created.


If you want to insert a stacked column chart, also click Insert > Column > Stacked Column, then click Design > Switch Row/Column. And the stacked column chart is shown as below screenshot:


Tip: If you need, you can add the totality labels by right clicking at the Total series, and selecting Add Data Labels from context menu, then the total labels are added.


arrow blue right bubble Clicks to create a stacked column with percentage chart by a handy tool

If you want to crate a stacked columns and display the series in percentage in the chart as below screenshot shown, you can try the Stacked Chart with Percentage of Kutools for Excel.

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1. Select the data you use, click Kutools > Charts > Category Comparison > Stacked Chart with Percentage.

2. In the Stacked column chart with percentage dialog, the data has been auto filled into the section, after checking the selections if right, click OK, then a dialog pops out to tell you a hidden sheet created to place data, click Yes to continue creating chart.

Now the stacked column chart with percentage has been created.

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