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Dead Charts in Excel

Posted on 2011-03-17
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After making the chart in Excel, it updates automatically as we change the data. But sometimes this does not happen, while our chart is still there where it was. Reason??
Plus, what should we do, and not do, to keep the chart live??
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How are you updating when it dies?  Do you extend the data range?

If so, try making the data range for the chart refer to an entire column.

See:Create an Excel chart that updates automatically
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You more than likely have the exact cell range referenced by your chart.

If you insert a row in the middle of the data and key new values, those will show on the chart as the range should automatically expand.

If you key an extra row at the bottom (without inserting), you'll need to reset your data source to pick up those new values or use the formulas posted in gmartinnc's link to avoid resetting that source each time.

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Thanks greatly.
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You're welcome, Sanjay.

Thanks for the grade.

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