I am having problems creating either a stacked bar or a stacked column chart using Harvard ChartXL vers. 3.02. I need to stack 3 different series/bars/columns. The software works fine if all 3 contain all positive or all negative values. However, when one or more of the series have opposite signs, the software automatically subtracts these values. Worst case scenario is if one series drops out completely after the calculations have been made. In Excel, a stacked column or bar will only stack same-signed series. Any series with an opposite sign from the rest will simply be plotted as is. So say in 1995, consumption = 5, investment = 3, but net trade = -2. In Excel you would see a bar up to 5 to represent consumption, then on top of that investment with a length of 3 for the total of two bars as 8. Trade will simply be plotted below the zero line showing a value of -2. In Harvard, it will stack consumption and investment and then subtract Trade. The whole bar will move two places down and only show consumption and investment to give a total of 6. We use these charts to specifically show the breakdown of components. Although the total may not be accurate if you have series with opposite signs, you can always add another series that shows simply the net impact of all three components. Easy fix! How can I get the same result in Excel with Harvard? I don't want to lose any components because it will give the impression that say trade did not have any impact at all when in fact it pulled the entire series down two places. The support team at Harvard gave me a very short answer of "not possible". This is such a basic chart that I am suspicious if there really is no way to produce such chart. HELP!

Re: Stacked Bar/Column chart with Negative Values - Harvard ChartXL 3.0 (163103) Business & Productivity Software

Use a line chart instead with up/down bars

Posted on Oct 16, 2007

Average is total divided by count. So add up all the values for the two years and divide by 24 months. You could also just select the entire column of values and Excel will show the average in the status bar at the very bottom. If not, right click the status bar and select Average.

Sep 16, 2015 | Microsoft Office Excel 2007

Yes,

That is Select the Cells which you want to SUM and Press**Alt+=**

This will bring the total just below the selected cells.

Thanks

Iqbal

- Select the column. (click on top of the column it will select)
- Right Click and select Format Cells.
- Select
**Currency**in**Category**then press**OK**

That is Select the Cells which you want to SUM and Press

This will bring the total just below the selected cells.

Thanks

Iqbal

Apr 02, 2008 | Business & Productivity Software

When you are creating charts in Excel a data series refers to the sets of values that are going to be on the chart, be it a line chart, a bar chart, a pie chart etc. Different types of charts can work with different kinds of series. If you select the data you want to chart, and use the Chart Wizard, it will detect what data you have chosen and define it into series for the purposes of being on the chart. You can do things like give names to the series or set colours for them or put titles and legends on the charts for them, and lots of other things. When you are working with a chart, a Chart menu will appear on the menu bar and there are options in it to do things with the different series that are in it.

Mar 12, 2010 | Dell Business & Productivity Software

try left clicking on the bar where it says __ out of ___ students. you should be able to add a new column. then left clicking on that column you can change it to overall grade in the main grade menu option.

Sep 20, 2009 | Orbis Software Easy Grade Pro (EGPSING-W)...

Subtraction can be done in two ways in Office using the following formulas in the formula (fx) bar:

The SUM formula subtracts by changing the sign of the reference. Remember the sign rules, and thus - -x is in effect +x.

- =A1-A2
- =SUM(A1,-A2)

The SUM formula subtracts by changing the sign of the reference. Remember the sign rules, and thus - -x is in effect +x.

Jul 08, 2009 | Microsoft Office Excel 2003 for PC

vlookup can only locate values within the lookup range and to the right of the lookup column. to address your concern, i'd advise you to create a dummy column within the lookup range (and hide it) and link it to the lookup column. this way, we won't need a (-) column index number.

Oct 31, 2008 | Microsoft Excel for PC

Hi Griffnz,

Your "known Y's" or 'values' are in Column B. This is the first array in the Trend formula.

Your "known X's" or 'months' are in Column A. This is the second array in the trend formula.

The trend formula is supposed to give you a projection of what the rest of the values in Column B will be over the next few months (usually continuing cells in Column A). The cells you want these values to show up in represent the third array in the formula.

Thus, your formula should look more like: '=trend(B3:B14,A3:A14,A15:A18)'

However, your formula is leaving out The values in B and adding values from C - -- but there ARE no values in C. Apparently, C is where you want the values to appear. In that case, the C array would be the third array in your formula. This would look more like '=trend(B3:B14,A3:A14,C3:C14)

If this doesn't make sense, let me know.

Your "known Y's" or 'values' are in Column B. This is the first array in the Trend formula.

Your "known X's" or 'months' are in Column A. This is the second array in the trend formula.

The trend formula is supposed to give you a projection of what the rest of the values in Column B will be over the next few months (usually continuing cells in Column A). The cells you want these values to show up in represent the third array in the formula.

Thus, your formula should look more like: '=trend(B3:B14,A3:A14,A15:A18)'

However, your formula is leaving out The values in B and adding values from C - -- but there ARE no values in C. Apparently, C is where you want the values to appear. In that case, the C array would be the third array in your formula. This would look more like '=trend(B3:B14,A3:A14,C3:C14)

If this doesn't make sense, let me know.

Sep 30, 2008 | Microsoft Excel for PC

If you can move your name column (C) to the first column, you could leverage the VLOOKUP formula pretty easily.

To do this, do the following:

1) Move the C Column to be the A Column, shifting all other columns to the right.

2) (optional) Insert a new row at the top of the sheet (to hold the formula & seach value)

3) Use A1 as your search field.

4) In A2, enter the following formula:

=VLOOKUP($A$1,$A$2:$C$6,3,)

Describing above parameters, in the formula:

$A$1 -> the search field (name your looking for).

$A$2:$C$6 -> The table/grid you wish to search and return values from. The left most column (A) must contain the values to be searched.

3 -> is the column number (A=1,B=2,C=3, etc) within the table/grid to return.

If you cannot make the name column your first (A) column, there are more complex ways to do this. For instance, create a new sheet which redisplays the info in the structure easier for this method, and perform the VLOOKUP on that data. Other options might exist in creating a complex formula that would get you what you want.

Also, if you can sort column A (names) it would find results faster, if your data set is large.

To do this, do the following:

1) Move the C Column to be the A Column, shifting all other columns to the right.

2) (optional) Insert a new row at the top of the sheet (to hold the formula & seach value)

3) Use A1 as your search field.

4) In A2, enter the following formula:

=VLOOKUP($A$1,$A$2:$C$6,3,)

Describing above parameters, in the formula:

$A$1 -> the search field (name your looking for).

$A$2:$C$6 -> The table/grid you wish to search and return values from. The left most column (A) must contain the values to be searched.

3 -> is the column number (A=1,B=2,C=3, etc) within the table/grid to return.

If you cannot make the name column your first (A) column, there are more complex ways to do this. For instance, create a new sheet which redisplays the info in the structure easier for this method, and perform the VLOOKUP on that data. Other options might exist in creating a complex formula that would get you what you want.

Also, if you can sort column A (names) it would find results faster, if your data set is large.

Feb 03, 2008 | Microsoft Excel for PC

Check the source data that it is using to create your chart (right-click choose SOURCE DATA). The result you're getting sounds as if it may not include all the data you want to chart. Generally should include at least two rows AND at least two columns.

Nov 16, 2007 | Business & Productivity Software

i have 2 columns in an excel. One column has data like a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,j,k,l and the other column has values like 0,1,2,3,0,0,0,0,0,5,8,0 respectively. Now i have to generate a graph(pie chart and column chart). But the graphs should not have data and values that have 0 values. i.e, the graph should contain these data and values respectively. data: b,c,d,j,k values: 1,2,3,5,8.

Sep 23, 2007 | Microsoft Office Standard for PC

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