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January 4th 10, 08:33 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.charting
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Chart showing different data than listed

I'm doing an energy chart for 3 different buildings. Column 1 has the
months, column 2 has the dollar amount is for Bldg 1. Column 3 is for the
dollar amount for Bldg 2 and column 4 ist the dollar amount for Bldg 3.

On the chart, Bldg 1's data shows correctly @ 2300. But Bldg 2's data is
showing 2900 when it should show 530. Bldg 3's data is showing 3500 when it
should show 620. It is the same problem (figures different) for the rest of
the year.

I've gone in and made sure that it is pulling data from the correct areas
and it is. It's just not reflecting accurately in the chart.

I can't find the corresponding figures for what the chart shows for Bldgs 2
and 3. It looks like the figures are just a repeat of Bldg 1's data, upped a
bit. And that's not what has been entered on my spreadsheet.

I know it's hard to figure out from just my description, but I'd appreciate
any help.

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January 4th 10, 08:42 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.charting
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Chart showing different data than listed

Try and break down the chart into its constituent parts.

Where is it first going wrong?

Change the underlying range at that point and see the impact of doing that
in the chart.

Basically, change the range to as small as possible but then keep adding to
the range and see the effect of doing that on the chart. Hopefully, that way,
you will be able to pin-point where it's going wrong.

Thanks.

"GoBonnieGo" wrote:

I'm doing an energy chart for 3 different buildings. Column 1 has the
months, column 2 has the dollar amount is for Bldg 1. Column 3 is for the
dollar amount for Bldg 2 and column 4 ist the dollar amount for Bldg 3.

On the chart, Bldg 1's data shows correctly @ 2300. But Bldg 2's data is
showing 2900 when it should show 530. Bldg 3's data is showing 3500 when it
should show 620. It is the same problem (figures different) for the rest of
the year.

I've gone in and made sure that it is pulling data from the correct areas
and it is. It's just not reflecting accurately in the chart.

I can't find the corresponding figures for what the chart shows for Bldgs 2
and 3. It looks like the figures are just a repeat of Bldg 1's data, upped a
bit. And that's not what has been entered on my spreadsheet.

I know it's hard to figure out from just my description, but I'd appreciate
any help.

#3
January 4th 10, 08:43 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.charting
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Chart showing different data than listed

Check what type of chart you are using. Playing around with some sample data
similar to your example, it sounds like you created a stacked column chart,
when you are really wanting a clustered chart. A stacked chart adds on each
series's value to the previous series value(s).
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"GoBonnieGo" wrote:

I'm doing an energy chart for 3 different buildings. Column 1 has the
months, column 2 has the dollar amount is for Bldg 1. Column 3 is for the
dollar amount for Bldg 2 and column 4 ist the dollar amount for Bldg 3.

On the chart, Bldg 1's data shows correctly @ 2300. But Bldg 2's data is
showing 2900 when it should show 530. Bldg 3's data is showing 3500 when it
should show 620. It is the same problem (figures different) for the rest of
the year.

I've gone in and made sure that it is pulling data from the correct areas
and it is. It's just not reflecting accurately in the chart.

I can't find the corresponding figures for what the chart shows for Bldgs 2
and 3. It looks like the figures are just a repeat of Bldg 1's data, upped a
bit. And that's not what has been entered on my spreadsheet.

I know it's hard to figure out from just my description, but I'd appreciate
any help.

#4
January 5th 10, 05:32 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.charting
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Chart showing different data than listed

Or stacked line, which is harder to distinguish from a regular line than
a stacked column is from a regular column.

- Jon
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Jon Peltier
Peltier Technical Services, Inc.
http://peltiertech.com/

Luke M wrote:
Check what type of chart you are using. Playing around with some sample data
similar to your example, it sounds like you created a stacked column chart,
when you are really wanting a clustered chart. A stacked chart adds on each
series's value to the previous series value(s).

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