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Quickly create a year over year comparison bar chart in Excel

In general, we can create a clustered bar chart to compare the series data of two years in Excel. However, the bar chart cannot show the exact differences between two years. Now, with the Comparison Bar Chart of Kutools of Excel, you can create a year over year comparison bar chart, which can calculate the differences between two years and only show the differences in the bar chart.

Create a year over year comparison bar chart in Excel

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 Create a year over year comparison bar chart in Excel

You can apply the Comparison Bar Chart feature of Kutools for Excel to create a year over year comparison bar chart easily as follows:

1. Prepare and select the sets of series values you will create the comparison bar chart based on.

2. Click Kutools > Charts > Comparison Bar Chart to enable this feature.

3. In the Comparison Bar Chart dialog, please specify the chart type, and the ranges of axis labels, data series 1, and data series 2 as you need, and click the Ok button.

Tips: The ranges of axis labels, data series 1, and data series are filled automatically based on the data source you selected in the Step 1. If they are not correct, you can change them manually.

4. In the popping out Kutools for Excel dialog, please click the Yes button to go ahead.

5. Now the comparison bar chart is created at once.

If you specified the chart type as Style 1, the comparison bar chart will look like below screenshot:

If you specified the chart style as Style 2, the comparison bar chart will show as below screenshot:


 Notes

1. When applying the Comparison Bar Chart to create a chart, it will generate a hidden sheet to store the intermediate data.

2. In the Comparison Bar Chart dialog, you can click the Example button to open the example sheet. However, this operation will close the current dialog.


 Demo: Create a year over year comparison bar chart in Excel


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