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Hi,

I've plotted a simple column chart containing one data series, which dictates the lenght of the bars.

I want to use to additional data series as labels, which are automatically updated and are placed at a location of my choosing - placing should not be dependent on the values in the series. See attached pic for a mock-up.

It seems to be possible using two series and then showing both series values and value from cells in the second series, formatting the columns of this series to be transparent and then manually rearranging the position of the labels one-by-one (see attached excel-file).

This, however, seems to be an extremely combersome way of doing it. Any solution that would accomplish this more neatly and efficiently is greatly appreciated
MPK-Rapport-mock-up-0.4.xlsx
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Ejgil Hedegaard earned 2000 total points
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Using a second dataset, plotted on a secondary axis is an ok solution.
In attached file the values are in column J, and the categories for series 2 in column K.
The categories are used to display the additional information.
Nothing is manually rearranged.
I moved the categories for series 1 to display left, because used in the datalabels the text wraps to 3 rows. I use Excel 2007, perhaps it works in 2010 or 13.

Another point is getting the data from sheet Data Input.
Formulas for each row varies, and is difficult to maintain.
See the copy of the sheet "Afvigelser ressourcer rød (2)" where one Index/Match formula is made in B2, and then copied to B2:I25 (could also be used in remaining columns).
Then only the Project name in column A, and the headers in row 1 need to be set.
MPK-Rapport-mock-up-0.4-1.xlsx
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