January 24, 2022

How to create Stacked Bar Chart in Excel

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 Stacked Bar 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 Column or Bar Chart’ icon

4. Select the chart style as ‘Stacked 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 “Stacked Bar Chart”. In this example, the Stacked Bar Chart in Excel is useful to show the proportion of the sale count in Kolkata and Delhi of the whole keyboard sale count over the 4 consecutive years.

6. The color codes for Kolkata and Delhi sale count variations are mentioned just below the Stacked Bar Chart. If you change the order of the columns, the order of plotting colors in the Stacked Bar Chart will also change(see below).

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