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How to extract data from chart or graph in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2022-05-10
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

arrow blue right bubble Extract data from chart with VBA

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


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
    On Error Resume Next
    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.


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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Very helpful! Thanks a lot!
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giving error and tell to set block variables and object variables
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Hi, I have updated the VBA, you can try it again.
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i tried above & it says "Compile error: Method or Data Member not found"
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mong mọi người giúp đỡ làm cách nào để lấy số liệu từ biểu đồ này với ạ!
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i m getting below error while running that command.
this error comes in that command which starts from xnum = UBound(......) etc

Run-Time error '91'
object variable or with block variable not set
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Hi, tarshul, you need to create a new worksheet named ChartData before you running the code, the data will be place in the new worksheet ChartData.
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Hi sunny,
I already create new worksheet as u told but still getting same error.
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