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Draw Chart Analyse With Too Large Data

hi
i have data of sales of my restaurant as per the attached excell sheet ,
i divided the year into 12 seasons as per the national events
i have to study the sales like this way
5 profit cenetrs : delivery - drive thru - family - single - take away
4 periods : breaekfast - laucn - early bird - dinner
then i have 3 figures for each of the above :
sales amount - cutsomer count and check average
now i confused on how to draw all of those data in one chart
any one have an idea on how to draw it to fit all those figures in one chart
Chart.xlsx
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Phillip BurtonDirector, Practice Manager and Computing ConsultantCommented:
I would do it as a PivotChart and, if you are using Excel 2010 or later, use Slicers.

so you could have the 5 profit centers on a slicer, and then the user (or you) can see everything, or focus on one center.

The same for periods, and the same for the figures.
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NiceMan331Author Commented:
Sorry I don't have excel 2010 , I have 2007 only , second I want to print the chart not just view it because it required to be hard copy , thanx
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Phillip BurtonDirector, Practice Manager and Computing ConsultantCommented:
Then you have to ask yourself - what do I want to convey to the reader?

1. I have a lot of data, or
2. I have a particular message.

And create your graph(s) accordingy.

Either that, or

3. You need a very large piece of paper.

You cannot fit unlimited data onto one page, and make it readable. Either you need a single (or two) messages, or you need multiple pages.

So, what message do you want to convey? Think whether pie charts, or stacked charts might help bring your message across.
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NiceMan331Author Commented:
ok
can you help me do one sample only on my file , then i will try to use multiple pages
thanx
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Phillip BurtonDirector, Practice Manager and Computing ConsultantCommented:
Well, I'm assuming you know how to create a graph - if not, please let us know.

THe question for you remains: what message do you want to convey? What is your graph of?
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NiceMan331Author Commented:
actually i know very little about graph
my message is to display
the 5 profit center with the 4 parts of the day  , all along the 12 seasons
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Phillip BurtonDirector, Practice Manager and Computing ConsultantCommented:
That's not a message. A Message would be - dinner is more profitable than lunch, or we get more revenue in month 6 than month 1.

If you don't know what t he message is going to be, then you need to start creating graphs, and see if you can work it out.

And if you need to learn how to create a chart, then I would suggest reading something like http://www.amazon.com/Excel-Charts-Graphs-MrExcel-Library/dp/0789748622/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1419772430&sr=8-1&keywords=Excel+chart

However, other than that, teaching how to create interesting graphs is far too big a topic to deal with here.

Good luck.
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NiceMan331Author Commented:
thanx philip
actually the message is
in each season , unit one has more profitable than unit 2
also , for each unit : Dinner in sector A is more profitable than Launch in Sector B
and so on
i know it is too large , but i really interested in your idea about the message
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