Change the data series in a chart

After you create your chart, you can change the data series in two ways:

  • Use chart filters to show or hide data in your chart.

  • Use the Select Data Source dialog box to edit the data in your series or rearrange them on your chart.

Let’s start with chart filters.

  1. Click anywhere in your chart.

  2. Click the Chart Filters button Chart Filters button next to the chart.

  3. On the Values tab, check or uncheck the series or categories you want to show or hide.

    Values tab in the Chart Filters gallery
  4. Click Apply.

  5. If you want to edit or rearrange the data in your series, click Select Data, and then follow steps 2-4 in the next section.

Use the Select Data Source dialog box

  1. Right-click your chart, and then choose Select Data.

    You can also get to this dialog box from the Value tab in the Chart Filters gallery.

    Select Data Source dialog box
  2. In the Legend Entries (Series) box, click the series you want to change.

  3. Click Edit, make your changes, and click OK.

    Changes you make may break links to the source data on the worksheet.

  4. To rearrange a series, select it, and then click Move Up Move Up button or Move Down Move Down button .

Note: You can also add a data series or remove them in this dialog box by clicking Add or Remove. Removing a data series deletes it from the chart—you can’t use chart filters to show it again.

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