Create a Bar Chart With a Macro in Excel

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Create a bar chart in Excel with this macro. You will be able to quickly and easily turn any range of numbers and data into an Excel bar chart. This is a great macro because it is so simply and therefore easy to integrate into any existing projects of macros for Excel.

This macro has a hard-coded (static) range as the reference for the source data in Excel. This is the only part of the macro that you will need to modify to be able to use the macro in your workbook. To use this macro, simply replace 'Sheet1'!$A$1:$B$67 with the range and cell references of the source data in your Excel workbook.

Where to install the macro:  Module

Excel Macro to Create a Bar Chart

Sub Create_Bar_Chart()
'create a bar chart in excel with this macro

ActiveChart.SetSourceData Source:=Range("'Sheet1'!$A$1:$B$67")
ActiveChart.ChartType = xlBarClustered

End Sub

How to Install the Macro
  1. Select and copy the text from within the grey box above.

  2. Open the Microsoft Excel file in which you would like the Macro to function.

  3. Press "Alt + F11" - This will open the Visual Basic Editor - Works for all Excel Versions.  Or For other ways to get there, Click Here.

  4. On the new window that opens up, go to the left side where the vertical pane is located. Locate your Excel file; it will be called VBAProject (YOUR FILE'S NAME HERE) and click this.

  5. If the Macro goes in a Module, Click Here, otherwise continue to Step 8.

  6. If the Macro goes in the Workbook or ThisWorkbook, Click Here, otherwise continue to Step 8.

  7. If the Macro goes in the Worksheet Code, Click Here, otherwise continue to Step 8.

  8. Close the Microsoft Visual Basic Editor window and save the Excel file. When you close the Visual Basic Editor window, the regular Excel window will not close.

  9. You are now ready to run the macro.

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