vba set source data in Excel

Q178. In Excel, how can I set the Source Data of charts using VBA?

For example, I want to dynamically specify the data range for my chart using VBA.

To do it in Excel, here is the answer:

  1. Option Explicit
  2. Sub SetChartSourceData()
  3. ActiveSheet.ChartObjects("Chart1").Chart.SetSourceData Source:=ActiveSheet.Range("$A$1:$B$10")
  4. End Sub

Description:

a) Line 3 - Sets the source data range for "Chart1" to "$A$1:$B$10".

b) If the data is non-contiguous (say X-Axis labels are in column A and Y-Axis values to be plotted are in column D), the 2 ranges have to be specified separately seperated by a comma as in "$A$1:$A$10,$D$1:$D$10".

 

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