dinsdag 8 oktober 2013

Excel: Largest of Series First in Stacked Column Graph

It is a nice idea in my opinion: the largest value of each series first in the stacked column and so on. But my solution so far, is not a complete success yet, I think. Will keep working on it. Just saw Jon Peltier came up with a comparable idea http://peltiertech.com/WordPress/stack-columns-in-order-of-size/ but that one is not working with duplets or triplets.

Found a working one which I presented on sheet1. Look there for the formulas. This one is working fine with duplets and triplets.

The one on sheet2 has flaws: it is not working with duplets and triplets.


The orginal graph looks like this:


Here are my starting data, from A1:D15:

Year Apples Pears Bananas
2000 200 250 300
2001 100 431 250
2002 300 345 560
2003 200 531 345
2004 400 134 431
2005 600 200 569
2006 300 100 531
2007 250 300 134
2008 560 200 220
2009 345 400 100
2010 431 600 300
2011 569 300 200
2012 531 250 400
2013 134 560 600

Formulas:
E2 =IF(AND(B2>C2;B2>D2);B2;"")
F2 =IF(AND(C2>B2;C2>D2);C2;"")
G2: =IF(AND(D2>C2;D2>B2);D2;"")

K2: =IF(AND(C2>B2;D2>B2);B2;"")
L2: =IF(AND(D2>C2;B2>C2);C2;"")
M2: =IF(AND(B2>D2;C2>D2);D2;"")

And in the middle:

H2: = IF(AND(E2="";K2="");B2;"")
I2: =IF(AND(F2="";L2="");C2;"")
J2: =IF(AND(G2="";M2="");D2;"")

So actually, in the graph there are nine column series. The apples I all made red; the pears green and the bananas blue. When you add the data labels, you have to get rid of 0. Yuo can do so by using the format code:

#.##0;-#.##0;;

You can also download the file largestfirst.zip through this link:

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B7HgkOwFZtdZVmhRQUZFM28yc1U&usp=sharing
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