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Hi,

I have some data from 5 regions on a bar graph, it shows average values of deals for each region

I would like to somehow show the median values on the same graph to visually show the difference between Average deal size and median deal size

I have attached the file - its chart Avg vs Median and the data for median is in tab "Data" N16 - We are only interested in Totals for each region "ASP, EU, LA, ME, NA"

Many thanks
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by:Glenn Ray
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The total median deal size is actually in cell O14 on the "Data" sheet.  Do you want to see a horizontal line showing that value on the Avg. vs. Median chart?

-Glenn
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Yep, exactly....thanks Glenn
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Here's my first attempt.  I have a gut feeling that there's a better method, but I was trying avoid modifying your original data set if at all possible.

It wasn't possible to create a line over the original chart because you used separate series.  So I created a new chart, first as a line chart for the regional data, then added a second series for the median.  I changed the chart type to column for the regional averages and changed the fill for each bar.   I had to manually create the "Median - 16.1" label, but I think there's a trick to getting that value added there.
line and column chart-Glenn
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by:Seamus2626
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Thats brilliant Glenn! Please though, if there is a better method re-arranging my raw data, i would love to see it!
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I did make a couple of modifications.  First, I added a series label cell for the Median Line above the series (Data sheet, G14).  Second, I created a standardized formula to pick up the median value on for those region-categories NOT "CMB", "FI", or "GBM".  These are in cells G16:G35 on the Data sheet.  

-Glenn
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Thats very kind of you Glenn!
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