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Hello I need to make a comparison bar graph dependent on year, building, building condition,and building rating and building type.  

The building type is either permanent or temporary.  If the building is temp I need the color of the bar to be red, if it is perm, I need the bar color to be blue.  


I'm not quite sure how to do this with a conditional statement.  I can only have two bars per building.

I've attached an excel file.  

bldgCondition.xls
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Check the attached file. The format of the data has been modified a little to make it Pivot compliant.
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messed up the colors
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I don't think that there's a way to do this automatically with the tools that Excel provides (short of scripting). Also, I'm not sure how you would differntiate the two series of data from each other, apart from knowing that one data set is on top of the other.

However, you could always manually set the colors on each data point in the graph. If there's not many more than what you have in the sample sheet, this wouldn't be too much trouble. (see attachment)
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Hello mhening,

just a tip for using Gbanik's suggestion: Format the data series and on the Options tab set the Overlap to 100. This will center the columns in their spaces and get rid of the uneven distribution of columns.

cheers, teylyn
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This is how I solved the dilemma, I made new columns using  the orignal columns using =IF(C2="temp",B2," ").  Then I made the chart and used the overlap setting at 50%.  

I attached a revised file.  Thank you for helping bldg summaryBuilding-ConditionRevised.xls
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Hi mhening,

In my file, I have used pivot tables that allowed you to slice-n-dice the data as you want. The key is to convert the data in a way that Pivot understands. The output (as suggested by you), I think, is very similar to what you have obtained.

ps. I see some differences between your graph and mine especially around "I". Please confirm.
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I solved the problem
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