 # Creating multiple series chart without hand selecting each dataset

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I've been working in Excel for awhile, but not with such large datasets. I'm starting to learn VBA also, but was looking to do this without it, if possible. After searching google, I don't think it's possible, but maybe you all can help me.

Is there an easy way to create a chart with multiple series, but not actually put each of the series in manually?

The problem is that I have 2 columns that I want to plot, but each series could be 1 point or many points. Each series is represented in the example workbook by a letter (j,k,m,n) and then I'd like to plot (3,9) as if it were an (x,y) pair.

The reason I would like to not select all these by hand is that there are about 100 different series (which I would not put all on the same graph) and I'm going to have to do this on multiple spreadsheets for different data sets.

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• Book.xlsx

• Re: Creating multiple series chart without hand selecting each dataset

How do you want to you select the series to put in the same chart?
What means "I'd like to plot (3,9) "

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• Re: Creating multiple series chart without hand selecting each dataset

Quote from PCI;681223

How do you want to you select the series to put in the same chart?
What means "I'd like to plot (3,9) "

I'd like to have the chart be a regular graph of x vs y, where the x point is 3 and the y point is 9 (as is displayed in the first row of the attached workbook).

Does that help?

• Re: Creating multiple series chart without hand selecting each dataset

I also thought there was a "series" function, but I'm having trouble finding clear documentation on it. I thought maybe I could use this to select the data?

• Re: Creating multiple series chart without hand selecting each dataset

I suppose the first chart "j" is for
j 3 9
j 4 4
j 45 2

---> (which I would not put all on the same graph)
How do you want to make the selection of the series in the chart, are all series in your example to present?

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• Re: Creating multiple series chart without hand selecting each dataset

I would like all 4 series (j,k,l,m) on the same chart. The line for series "j" would have three points (3,9), (4,4), and (45,2).

This is just a made-up sample, as I can't upload the actual data.

I was hoping there was a way to select the series by using a function rather than using the mouse to select the cells on the worksheet by hand.

• Re: Creating multiple series chart without hand selecting each dataset

As far I know there is no fucntion, then after macros can be used to help: Assuming every time data is in the place

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• Re: Creating multiple series chart without hand selecting each dataset

I've written some rough pseudo code, maybe someone can help me turn this into a macro?

I'm trying to capture x data and y data for each series in an array, so that I can use the SERIES function to graph them.

Here's the code:

Code
1. for each row in column A <> empty
2. for i=1 to 100
3. if (row in column A) = i
4. xsubi=xsubi+B(row) (this needs to be an array that can grow. Do I need to know how big it can possibly get, or is it possible to create this dynamically?)
5. ysubi=ysubi+C(row) (same as above)
6. go to next row
7. end if
8. end for i
9. go to next row
10. end for