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How do I sort the columns in an Excel chart ?

Posted on 2011-02-28
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Hi,
Is it possible to sort a simple vertical column chart so the columns appear in descending order of value from left to right ?
Or do I have to sort the source data first ?
Thanks
Toco
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The simplest way is to sort the source...
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Or you can create a second serie bound to the original serie and build the chart from there. Here's an example on how you could build a sorted list from your original data:

http://excel-user.blogspot.com/2011/02/large-functionget-top-n-values-from.html

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Hello,

Excel plots the data in the order that it appears on your sheet. You can not re-arrange the columns in the chart.

So, either sort your data or chart off a separate helper range where a sorted copy of your data lives. If you want the sort to be dynamic, Jppinto's suggestion will come in handy.

Cheers, teylyn
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Very good. That's really useful and easy to follow too.
many thanks
Toco
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