How to extract data from chart or graph in Excel?

In Excel, we usually use chart to show data and trend for more clearly viewing, but in sometimes, maybe the chart is a copy and you haven’t the original data of the chart as below screenshot shown. In this case, you may want to extract the data from this chart. Now this tutorial is talking about data extracting from a chart or graph.
Extract data from chart with VBA

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1. You need to create a new worksheet and rename it as ChartData. See screenshot:

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2. Then select the chart you want to extract data from and press Alt + F11 keys simultaneously, and a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window pops.

3. Click Insert > Module, then paste below VBA code to the popping Module window.

VBA: Extract data from chart.

Sub GetChartValues()
	Dim xNum As Integer
	Dim xSeries As Object
	xCount = 2
	xNum   = UBound(Application.ActiveChart.SeriesCollection(1).Values)
	Application.Worksheets("ChartData").Cells(1, 1) = "X Values"
	With Application.Worksheets("ChartData")
		.Range(.Cells(2, 1), _
		.Cells(xNum + 1, 1)) = _
	End With
	For Each xSeries In Application.ActiveChart.SeriesCollection
		Application.Worksheets("ChartData").Cells(1, xCount) = xSeries.Name
		With Application.Worksheets("ChartData")
			.Range(.Cells(2, xCount), _
			.Cells(xNum + 1, xCount)) = _
		End With
		xCount = xCount + 1
End Sub

4. Then click Run button to run the VBA. See screenshot:


Then you can see the data is extracted to ChartData sheet.


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1. You can format the cells as you need.


2. The data of the selected chart is extracted to the first cell of the ChartData sheet in default.

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Permalink 0 Henning
Good day, i seem to run into a Run-tome error '-2147467259 (80004005)'
Method 'XValues' of object 'series failed'
2015-07-04 09:59 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Alex
Thank you. This was really helpful!
2016-12-20 15:26 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Leo
Amazing command, thanks a lot!

I used it with a pivot chart and it works!
2017-01-18 14:12 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Berk
gives me values that i created chart with not all the values in range
2017-04-05 20:46 Reply Reply with quote Quote

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