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Bar chart needs to ignore 0 values

Discussion in 'Discuss Data Visualizations and Charting' started by Nightlytic, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. Nightlytic

    Nightlytic Member

    Can I please ask for a little help? :)

    See attached,

    I need the 'Bakery' to not show at all on the bar chart, if the corresponding total is 0 (this number is returned by a formula)

    Essentially I have a challenge: can't use VBA, or pivot tables, allowed to create helper columns though.
    I recon I either need to:
    a. Automatically resize the chart selection area to exclude items that have a 0 (as result of formulae) and not therefore show them on the chart at all.
    b. Get the charts to skip these gaps.

    Maybe there's another solution. I researched this and can't see anything that gets rid of this empty space

    Attached Files:

  2. GraH - Guido

    GraH - Guido Well-Known Member

    You can use aggregate inside an index to build 2 helper columns.
    And then via the name manager build the dynamic ranges (I've used an offset formula).
    Some fine Mike Girvin/Bob Umlas tricks (and perhaps even some other dudes).

    Attached Files:

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  3. Nightlytic

    Nightlytic Member

    Hi GraH, thank you for this! I see how this works, and lovely seems I can adapt multiple series into it. Pretty flexible!

    Many thanks!
  4. NARAYANK991

    NARAYANK991 Excel Ninja

    Hi ,

    There seems to be a problem with the horizontal axis labels.

    Please look into it.

  5. GraH - Guido

    GraH - Guido Well-Known Member

    Indeed, I believe I did a screw up :oops: in the data series. Forgot to change the formula in Axis Label Reference. I did not refer to the name manager but to the original data series. Corrected it.

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