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I have to create a chart XY Scatter plot in excel. I have to differentiate the data points color based on the another column "category". Now I can change the data points color manually. Since the number of points is huge, is it possible to color the data points based on a column?
If you only need different colours simply use multiple series and formula to determine which series the data should appear in.
If you need more help post an example of your workbook and explain the rules for determining which points have which formatting
I have three columns. The first columns are data column and third column is category column, which should be used for coloring. For example, the first row and fourth row have the value "1". So, I want color of the data points of first row and fourth should be same. Similary for each category.Originally Posted by Andy Pope
x-value y-value Category
12 2 1
24 4 2
36 6 3
48 2 1
See the attached file. Create three new data series using IF formulas, one for each of your categories, plot them all against the x-axis data, and format each series appropriately.
Is this anything like what you wanted?
I am new to the forum. I have been trying with varying success to do something like this. However, my data varies a lot on both the x and the y axes.
Here is an example.
While I could probably categorize a bit, these data are actual values related to test scores and part of the reason I want to use such a plot is that I want to be able, visually, to determine which schools need help.
Thanks for any tips!
SORRY, LOOKED FURTHER AT EXAMPLE AND HAVE NOW RESOLVED ISSUE. THANKS!
Last edited by excbop; July 28th, 2010 at 03:02. Reason: figured out problem
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