Let’s say we have the below dataset in the table. It contains the number of sales of the keyboard in 4 consecutive years in 2 metro cities in India.
Now to create the Clustered Bar Chart based on the above table please follow the below steps.
- Select the entire table(A1:C5)
- Click the insert tab in menu bar
- In the Chart group, click the ‘Insert Column or Bar Chart’ icon
4. Select the chart style as ‘Clustered Bar’ Under 2-D Bar.
5. The chart will look like below. The X-axis which is the horizontal axis shows the sale count and the Y-axis which is the vertical axis shows the year. You can edit the Chart Title on top of the chart as we edited the chart title as “Clustered Bar Chart”. In this example, the Clustered Bar Chart in Excel is useful to show the comparison of the sale count over the years in 2 cities.
6. The color codes for kolkata and Delhi sale count variations are mentioned just below the Clustered Bar Chart. If you change the order of the columns, the order of plotting colors in the Clustered Bar Chart will also change(see below).
- We must NOT provide any column header for the leftmost column of the table which we need to display as Y-axis in the Clustered Bar Chart.
- Click here to check the 3D form of Clustered Bar Chart.