[Last Call] Learn about multicloud storage options and how to improve your company's cloud strategy. Register Now

x
Solved

# Displaying Data on an Excel Table without Representing in Graph

Posted on 2014-03-03
Medium Priority
254 Views
I have always run into this problem but never found a solution, or known if a solution even exists. Is there a way to display data on, for example, a bar graph in Excel without having the representation in the graph?

I would like to display a total alongside percentages, but the total always skews the graph since it is so much higher than the percentage numbers.

0
Question by:Jacqueline Gragnola
[X]
###### Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

• Help others & share knowledge
• Earn cash & points

LVL 41

Assisted Solution

Kyle Abrahams earned 300 total points
ID: 39901374

You can use a custom data label . . . just concatenate the percentage and the total.
0

LVL 33

Accepted Solution

Rob Henson earned 1200 total points
ID: 39903208
You can set the additional series to a secondary axis and then the non-comparitive sizes won't be an issue.

If you don't want the series actually on the graph, format the series so that it is invisible against the background of the graph.

Thanks
Rob H
0

LVL 2

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39903743
Thank you both. I determined a solution myslef because I had to get it done before a meeting, but appreciate your input. So many ways to solve the same problem!

I followed somewhat what you suggested, Rob, but didn't use a secondary axis since I just didn't want to series on the graph. Simply made the graphical element of the data "invisible" and then formatted the primary axis to include only up to 100% so that the graph didn't look skewed.
0

## Featured Post

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Excel can be a tricky bit of software to get your head around. Whilst you’ll be able to eventually get to grips with the basic understanding of how to get by, there are a few Excel tips that not everybody will even know about let alone know how to d…
Access developers frequently have requirements to interact with Excel (import from or output to) in their applications.  You might be able to accomplish this with the TransferSpreadsheet and OutputTo methods, but in this series of articles I will di…
This Micro Tutorial demonstrate the bugs in Microsoft Excel for Mac with Pivot Charts.
Although Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) has been credited as the creator of "Binomial Distribution Table", Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716) did his dissertation on the subject in 1666; Leibniz you may recall is the co-inventor of "Calculus" and beat Isaac…
###### Suggested Courses
Course of the Month12 days, 17 hours left to enroll