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Hi,

I have created a dynamic named-range that I use as the data source for my
scatter plot chart's x-axis. I only type in dates that are workdays in that
range.

When I graph my data the chart is still showing the weekends, just with no
data points in there. It is stretching my graph out and skewing the look.

Is there a way to set the graph to only show weekdays and just skip the
weekends?

Thanks!
-Dan
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Hi Dan,

Yes, there is a way to set the graph to only show weekdays and skip weekends. Here are the steps:
  1. Select the chart and right-click on the x-axis.
  2. Click on "Format Axis" in the drop-down menu.
  3. In the "Format Axis" pane that appears on the right-hand side of the screen, under "Axis Options", look for the "Axis Type" section.
  4. Click on the drop-down menu under "Axis Type" and select "Text axis".
  5. Under "Text axis", look for the "Date axis" section.
  6. Click on the drop-down menu under "Date axis" and select "Weekday".
  7. Click "Close" to close the "Format Axis" pane.

Your chart should now only show weekdays and skip weekends on the x-axis.
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I should add I have tried right-clicking on the chart - chart options -
axes - and trying to select the Category radio button but it is grayed out,
possibly because I am using a named field as the data source?


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Hi,

I have created a dynamic named-range that I use as the data source for my
scatter plot chart's x-axis. I only type in dates that are workdays in that
range.

When I graph my data the chart is still showing the weekends, just with no
data points in there. It is stretching my graph out and skewing the look.

Is there a way to set the graph to only show weekdays and just skip the
weekends?

Thanks!
-Dan

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Goto Chart OptionsAxes and change Category (X) Axis to Category

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I should add I have tried right-clicking on the chart - chart options -
axes - and trying to select the Category radio button but it is grayed
out,
possibly because I am using a named field as the data source?


"Dan" wrote:

Hi,

I have created a dynamic named-range that I use as the data source for my
scatter plot chart's x-axis. I only type in dates that are workdays in
that
range.

When I graph my data the chart is still showing the weekends, just with
no
data points in there. It is stretching my graph out and skewing the look.

Is there a way to set the graph to only show weekdays and just skip the
weekends?

Thanks!
-Dan



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Hi,

You need to change the chart type to Line rather than xy-scatter in order to
swap between Category and Time series axis.

Cheers
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I should add I have tried right-clicking on the chart - chart options -
axes - and trying to select the Category radio button but it is grayed
out,
possibly because I am using a named field as the data source?


"Dan" wrote:

Hi,

I have created a dynamic named-range that I use as the data source for my
scatter plot chart's x-axis. I only type in dates that are workdays in
that
range.

When I graph my data the chart is still showing the weekends, just with
no
data points in there. It is stretching my graph out and skewing the look.

Is there a way to set the graph to only show weekdays and just skip the
weekends?

Thanks!
-Dan




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Thanks Andy! That did it!
-Dan



"Andy Pope" wrote:

Hi,

You need to change the chart type to Line rather than xy-scatter in order to
swap between Category and Time series axis.

Cheers
Andy

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Andy Pope, Microsoft MVP - Excel
http://www.andypope.info
"Dan" wrote in message
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I should add I have tried right-clicking on the chart - chart options -
axes - and trying to select the Category radio button but it is grayed
out,
possibly because I am using a named field as the data source?


"Dan" wrote:

Hi,

I have created a dynamic named-range that I use as the data source for my
scatter plot chart's x-axis. I only type in dates that are workdays in
that
range.

When I graph my data the chart is still showing the weekends, just with
no
data points in there. It is stretching my graph out and skewing the look.

Is there a way to set the graph to only show weekdays and just skip the
weekends?

Thanks!
-Dan



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