December 4, 2020

How to create Stacked AREA chart in Excel

Let’s say we have the below dataset in the table. It contains number of sales of the keyboard in 4 consecutive years in 2 metro cities in India.

Now to create the Stacked Area Chart based on the above table please follow the below steps.

  1. Select the entire table(A1:C5)
  2. Click the insert tab in menu bar
  3. In the Chart group, click the ‘Insert Line or Area Chart’ icon

4. Select the chart style as ‘Stacked Area’ Under 2-D Area.

5. The Stacked Area Chart will look like below. You can edit the Chart Title on top of the chart as we edited the chart title as “Stacked Area Chart”. This is the visual representation of the proportion of the keyboard sales in each cities to the overall sales. Here we can see the overall sale for any given year. For example 510(210 in Delhi + 300 in Kolkata) is the total sale for the year of 2017.

6. The color codes for Kolkata and Delhi keyboard price variations are mentioned just below the Stacked Area Chart. If you change the order of the columns, the order of plotting colors in the Stacked Area Chart will also change(See below).

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