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XY Scatter graph: xaxis picking up row numbers instead of values
When plotting an XY scatter graph, my xaxis values are picking up the row
numbers instead of the values which I've inlcuded in the range. Highlighting a data point shows the following [Series 1 Point "15.00" (67,18.75)]. The xvalue is showing 67, which is the row number where the data point is located. The xvalue should be the 15.00, which is what I have inlcuded in the xvalue range. I've checked that the X & Y ranges are pointing to the correct cell ranges and that I have a scatter graph & not a line graph. Any suggestions as how to fix this? I'm using excel 2003. 
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XY Scatter graph: xaxis picking up row numbers instead of values
Make sure the X values range contains only numerical values, no text.
Sometimes when data is imported from an external source, even the numbers are imported as text. You can select a column, and use Data menu Text to Columns to convert it to numbers.  Jon  Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP Tutorials and Custom Solutions Peltier Technical Services, Inc.  http://PeltierTech.com _______ "Darryl" wrote in message ... When plotting an XY scatter graph, my xaxis values are picking up the row numbers instead of the values which I've inlcuded in the range. Highlighting a data point shows the following [Series 1 Point "15.00" (67,18.75)]. The xvalue is showing 67, which is the row number where the data point is located. The xvalue should be the 15.00, which is what I have inlcuded in the xvalue range. I've checked that the X & Y ranges are pointing to the correct cell ranges and that I have a scatter graph & not a line graph. Any suggestions as how to fix this? I'm using excel 2003. 
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XY Scatter graph: xaxis picking up row numbers instead of val
Hi Jon,
Your fix works great (thank you) when the numbers in the range are hard coded. Trouble is that many of the cells in the xaxis range contain IF statements and these IF statements contain imbeded vlookups. Any work around for these? "Jon Peltier" wrote: Make sure the X values range contains only numerical values, no text. Sometimes when data is imported from an external source, even the numbers are imported as text. You can select a column, and use Data menu Text to Columns to convert it to numbers.  Jon  Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP Tutorials and Custom Solutions Peltier Technical Services, Inc.  http://PeltierTech.com _______ "Darryl" wrote in message ... When plotting an XY scatter graph, my xaxis values are picking up the row numbers instead of the values which I've inlcuded in the range. Highlighting a data point shows the following [Series 1 Point "15.00" (67,18.75)]. The xvalue is showing 67, which is the row number where the data point is located. The xvalue should be the 15.00, which is what I have inlcuded in the xvalue range. I've checked that the X & Y ranges are pointing to the correct cell ranges and that I have a scatter graph & not a line graph. Any suggestions as how to fix this? I'm using excel 2003. 
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XY Scatter graph: xaxis picking up row numbers instead of val
If the lookup returns nonnumeric values you get the same issue. If the table
being searched has nonnumeric values, convert these.  Jon  Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP Tutorials and Custom Solutions Peltier Technical Services, Inc.  http://PeltierTech.com _______ "Darryl" wrote in message ... Hi Jon, Your fix works great (thank you) when the numbers in the range are hard coded. Trouble is that many of the cells in the xaxis range contain IF statements and these IF statements contain imbeded vlookups. Any work around for these? "Jon Peltier" wrote: Make sure the X values range contains only numerical values, no text. Sometimes when data is imported from an external source, even the numbers are imported as text. You can select a column, and use Data menu Text to Columns to convert it to numbers.  Jon  Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP Tutorials and Custom Solutions Peltier Technical Services, Inc.  http://PeltierTech.com _______ "Darryl" wrote in message ... When plotting an XY scatter graph, my xaxis values are picking up the row numbers instead of the values which I've inlcuded in the range. Highlighting a data point shows the following [Series 1 Point "15.00" (67,18.75)]. The xvalue is showing 67, which is the row number where the data point is located. The xvalue should be the 15.00, which is what I have inlcuded in the xvalue range. I've checked that the X & Y ranges are pointing to the correct cell ranges and that I have a scatter graph & not a line graph. Any suggestions as how to fix this? I'm using excel 2003. 
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