Create a Column Chart with a Macro in Excel

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This macro adds a column chart to Excel. This is an easy to use macro that allows you to quickly chart and graph a range of data in Excel. This is a small macro that will create the column chart from a range or set of data that you have in your worksheet. The ranges are hard-coded into the macro.

To use this macro, you only need to replace 'Sheet1'!$A$1:$B$67 with the range or cell references that contain your source data in Excel.

Where to install the macro:  Module

Excel Macro to Create a Column Chart

Sub Create_Column_Chart()

'create a column chart with this excel macro
ActiveChart.SetSourceData Source:=Range("'Sheet1'!$A$1:$B$67")
ActiveChart.ChartType = xlColumnClustered

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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