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Excel: How to ignore error values when create a chart

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2022-07-01

Generally, when you create an Excel line/scatter/radar chart, the #N/A errors in the original chart data will be displayed as gaps as below screenshot shown which may be not artistic, even leading to showing data in the chart incompletely.
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Ignore error values when create a chart

Ignore error values when create a chart

In fact, you can set to display the #N/A errors as empty cells, then set how to display the empty cells.

1. Right-click on the chart that you want to operate the #N/A error values, and click Select Data from the context menu.
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2. In the Select Data Source dialog, click the Hidden and Empty Cells button.
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3. Then in Hidden and Empty Cells Settings dialog, keep Show #N/A as an empty cell checkbox ticked, and choose Zero or Connect data points with line options as you need.
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4. Click OK > OK to close dialogs.

Show empty cells as Zero (equal to show #N/A error as zeros)
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Show empty cells by connecting data points with line (equal to show #N/A by connecting data points with line)
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