# graph totals

1. ## graph totals

How do I display totals within the graph data table without those figures
showing up in the graph

2. ## Re: graph totals

The data table won't display totals. However, you could show the totals
with the X axis label:

In the data source table, insert a row between the X Axis labels, and
the first row of data.
In the cell below the first label, enter a formula that refers to the
cell with the label, and the cell with the total, e.g.:

=B1 & CHAR(10) & B8

Copy this formula across to the last column of data.

Select the chart
Choose Chart>Source Data
On the Series tab, for Category (X) axis labels, select the cells that
contain the above formula
Click OK

Mike wrote:
> How do I display totals within the graph data table without those figures
> showing up in the graph

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Debra Dalgleish
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http://www.contextures.com/tiptech.html

3. ## Re: graph totals

Well, a series can be added plotting the totals. Then the series can be
formatted to be hidden (no lines, no markers, no border or fill or
whatever. The numbers will still appear in the data table.

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Peltier Technical Services
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com/
_______

Debra Dalgleish wrote:

> The data table won't display totals. However, you could show the totals
> with the X axis label:
>
> In the data source table, insert a row between the X Axis labels, and
> the first row of data.
> In the cell below the first label, enter a formula that refers to the
> cell with the label, and the cell with the total, e.g.:
>
> =B1 & CHAR(10) & B8
>
> Copy this formula across to the last column of data.
>
> Select the chart
> Choose Chart>Source Data
> On the Series tab, for Category (X) axis labels, select the cells that
> contain the above formula
> Click OK
>
> Mike wrote:
>
>> How do I display totals within the graph data table without those
>> figures showing up in the graph

>
>
>

4. ## Re: graph totals

True, and with your technique you'd probably want to reset the maximum
for the y-axis too.

Jon Peltier wrote:
> Well, a series can be added plotting the totals. Then the series can be
> formatted to be hidden (no lines, no markers, no border or fill or
> whatever. The numbers will still appear in the data table.
>
> - Jon
> -------
> Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
> Peltier Technical Services
> Tutorials and Custom Solutions
> http://PeltierTech.com/
> _______
>
> Debra Dalgleish wrote:
>
>> The data table won't display totals. However, you could show the
>> totals with the X axis label:
>>
>> In the data source table, insert a row between the X Axis labels, and
>> the first row of data.
>> In the cell below the first label, enter a formula that refers to the
>> cell with the label, and the cell with the total, e.g.:
>>
>> =B1 & CHAR(10) & B8
>>
>> Copy this formula across to the last column of data.
>>
>> Select the chart
>> Choose Chart>Source Data
>> On the Series tab, for Category (X) axis labels, select the cells that
>> contain the above formula
>> Click OK
>>
>> Mike wrote:
>>
>>> How do I display totals within the graph data table without those
>>> figures showing up in the graph

>>
>>
>>
>>

--
Debra Dalgleish
Excel FAQ, Tips & Book List
http://www.contextures.com/tiptech.html

5. ## Re: graph totals

That depends. If the main chart is stacked column, I'd make the total
series a line series before I hid it. If they're all lines then the Y
max would be overstated by the totals (unless the hidden series were
also plotted on the secondary axis, and this axis were hidden).

- Jon
-------
Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Peltier Technical Services
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
http://PeltierTech.com/
_______

Debra Dalgleish wrote:
> True, and with your technique you'd probably want to reset the maximum
> for the y-axis too.
>
> Jon Peltier wrote:
>
>> Well, a series can be added plotting the totals. Then the series can
>> be formatted to be hidden (no lines, no markers, no border or fill or
>> whatever. The numbers will still appear in the data table.
>>
>> - Jon
>> -------
>> Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
>> Peltier Technical Services
>> Tutorials and Custom Solutions
>> http://PeltierTech.com/
>> _______
>>
>> Debra Dalgleish wrote:
>>
>>> The data table won't display totals. However, you could show the
>>> totals with the X axis label:
>>>
>>> In the data source table, insert a row between the X Axis labels, and
>>> the first row of data.
>>> In the cell below the first label, enter a formula that refers to the
>>> cell with the label, and the cell with the total, e.g.:
>>>
>>> =B1 & CHAR(10) & B8
>>>
>>> Copy this formula across to the last column of data.
>>>
>>> Select the chart
>>> Choose Chart>Source Data
>>> On the Series tab, for Category (X) axis labels, select the cells
>>> that contain the above formula
>>> Click OK
>>>
>>> Mike wrote:
>>>
>>>> How do I display totals within the graph data table without those
>>>> figures showing up in the graph
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>

>
>

6. ## Re: graph totals

Or, Mike could try one of your usual suggestions, and avoid the built-in
data table:

For an embedded chart:

for a chart sheet:

Jon Peltier wrote:
> That depends. If the main chart is stacked column, I'd make the total
> series a line series before I hid it. If they're all lines then the Y
> max would be overstated by the totals (unless the hidden series were
> also plotted on the secondary axis, and this axis were hidden).
>
> - Jon
> -------
> Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
> Peltier Technical Services
> Tutorials and Custom Solutions
> http://PeltierTech.com/
> _______
>
> Debra Dalgleish wrote:
>
>> True, and with your technique you'd probably want to reset the maximum
>> for the y-axis too.
>>
>> Jon Peltier wrote:
>>
>>> Well, a series can be added plotting the totals. Then the series can
>>> be formatted to be hidden (no lines, no markers, no border or fill or
>>> whatever. The numbers will still appear in the data table.
>>>
>>> - Jon
>>> -------
>>> Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
>>> Peltier Technical Services
>>> Tutorials and Custom Solutions
>>> http://PeltierTech.com/
>>> _______
>>>
>>> Debra Dalgleish wrote:
>>>
>>>> The data table won't display totals. However, you could show the
>>>> totals with the X axis label:
>>>>
>>>> In the data source table, insert a row between the X Axis labels,
>>>> and the first row of data.
>>>> In the cell below the first label, enter a formula that refers to
>>>> the cell with the label, and the cell with the total, e.g.:
>>>>
>>>> =B1 & CHAR(10) & B8
>>>>
>>>> Copy this formula across to the last column of data.
>>>>
>>>> Select the chart
>>>> Choose Chart>Source Data
>>>> On the Series tab, for Category (X) axis labels, select the cells
>>>> that contain the above formula
>>>> Click OK
>>>>
>>>> Mike wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> How do I display totals within the graph data table without those
>>>>> figures showing up in the graph
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>

>>
>>

--
Debra Dalgleish
Excel FAQ, Tips & Book List
http://www.contextures.com/tiptech.html

7. ## Re: graph totals

If you avoid the default data table, you can simulate a much better
effect. See Custom Chart Table
http://www.tushar-mehta.com/excel/ne...able/index.htm

--
Regards,

Tushar Mehta
www.tushar-mehta.com
Excel, PowerPoint, and VBA add-ins, tutorials
Custom MS Office productivity solutions

Mike@discussions.microsoft.com says...
> How do I display totals within the graph data table without those figures
> showing up in the graph
>

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