Excel: Graphing Count per day

I have a Win event log and I would like to graph how many of these events occur day by day.  What do I need to get such a graph?

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amigan_99Network EngineerAsked:
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Depends on what kind of graph do you prefer.
You can create a support table counting the days, and use a simple line chart. Could be a pivot chart too, depending on your data structure.

Or you can choose a heatmap-kind-of thing, something like:
Day/Hour heatmap

amigan_99Network EngineerAuthor Commented:
A basic bar or line graph X-8/27 Y=15, X=8/28 Y=13, X=8/29 Y=18 etc..
I think the easiest solution would be a quick pivot table and chart.

1 - Title the date and time columns
2 - Highlighting those columns and click on the 'insert tab' and select 'PivotTable'
3 - In the 'PivotTable Field List' check the box for the date column [should automatically add it to the axis fields; if that doesn't work, simply drag it]
4 - Right click on the time column and select 'Add to Values', or drag it to the Values section, on the bottom right
5 - Select the 'PivotTable Tools' tab, and click on 'PivotChart'

This should graph the number of times for each day.
Format the chart using the 'PivotChart Tools' tab.

This solution also allows for an easy update; simply refresh the pivot table when you add new data and the chart will also update.

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amigan_99Network EngineerAuthor Commented:
Great - thank you.
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