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Easily create a dynamic column chart in Excel

Normally, when using Excel built-in feature to create a column chart for multiple series, all series are displayed in the chart at the same time (see the screenshot below).

If you want to display only one series at a time and dynamically change the series as needed, here highly recommends the Dynamic Column Chart feature of Kutools for Excel. This feature helps to create a dynamic column chart with a drop-down list to display data for one series at a time by selecting the series from the drop-down list.


Create dynamic column chart in Excel

Suppose you have an annual sales table of different companies as shown in the screenshot below, to create a dynamic column chart based on the annual sales, please do as follows.

1. Click Kutools > Charts > Difference Comparison > Dynamic Column Chart to enable this feature.

Or you can select the table range beforehand and then enable this feature.

2. In the Dynamic Column Chart dialog box, you need to do the following settings.

2.1) In the Data range box, select the range of data you want to show as columns;
2.2) In the Axis Labels box, select the cells containing the column headers;
2.3) In the Legend Entries (Series) box, select the cells containing the row headers (series names);
2.4) Click OK. See screenshot:

Tips:

1) If you select the whole range beforehand and then enable this feature, the corresponding fields will be filled with correct data range automatically.
2) You can click the Example button to open the sample file to learn more.

Then a dynamic column chart is created. You can decide which series to be displayed in the chart by selecting the series name from the drop-down list.


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