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Change Chart Type Using Macros In Excel

Macros encompass a lot of functionalities, and one of them is changing the properties of Charts! Let... read more

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Macros encompass a lot of functionalities, and one of them is changing the properties of Charts! Let us try to change the chart type using Excel Macros!

Make sure your Excel has the Developer Tab enabled following this tutorial.

I explain how you can do this below step by step!

What does it do?

Change the chart type to your specified type

Copy Source Code:


'Select your chart first before running this
Sub ChangeChartType()

'This is the clustered column chart, you can change the type
'Other chart types are listed at: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office/vba/api/Excel.XlChartType
ActiveChart.ChartType = xlColumnClustered

End Sub

Final Result: 

Change Chart Type Using Macros In Excel

Exercise Workbook:

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Download excel workbookChange-Chart-Type.xlsm


This is our original bar chart. Let us change it to a Clustered Column Chart:

Change Chart Type Using Macros In Excel

STEP 1: Go to Developer > Code > Visual Basic

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STEP 2: Paste in your code and Select Save.

You can change the chart type in the code to the type you prefer. The list of chart types are listed here.

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Close the window afterwards.

Change Chart Type Using Macros In Excel

 

STEP 3: Let us test it out!

Open the sheet containing the chart. Go to Developer > Code > Macros

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Make sure your chart and macro are selected. Click Run.

Change Chart Type Using Macros In Excel

 

With just one click, your chart type is now changed!Change Chart Type Using Macros In Excel

 

How to Change Chart Type Using Macros In Excel

 

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