Excel Graph does not use Chronological order for Dates.

Excel doesn't plot the line graph i chronological order = order of the data

Pivot table used

Table shows correct order, line graph does not.

So frustrating.
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Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
I may be missing something but it looks OK to me. Specifically which graph point is out of order?
crystal (strive4peace) - Microsoft MVP, AccessRemote Training and ProgrammingCommented:
They look in order to me too ... but I do notice that the dates are not evenly spaced as the difference between Fiscal September, 2012 and Fiscal November, 2013 is the same as when they are just a few months apart.

This can be alleviated by pivoting actual dates and them formatting them to SHOW:
"Fiscal "mmmm, yyyy
cipriano555Author Commented:
January, March, May is in order???  No, should be January, February, March, etc.

The table is fine, the line graph is not.
crystal (strive4peace) - Microsoft MVP, AccessRemote Training and ProgrammingCommented:
> "January, March, May is in order???  "

yes, because not all the points are labeled.  There is not enough space to show all the months.  You could stretch it wider and use a smaller font to see more labels.

You could also display the legend at the top or bottom to have more horizontal space

You could also format numbers on the Y-axis in millions to have more horizontal space.
to do that, in a format code, enter 2 commas at the end (for the data that feeds the chart or for the format of the axis).  For instance --> $#,##0.00,,

then make the title --> Total in Millions

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