Using two axes in the one chart

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Sometimes you want to show several axes in one chart to demonstrate each data series with different formatting and with different axis in one chart.
Chart with several axis in Excel 365
Chart with several axis in Excel 365

For example, if you have two too different data (e.g., sales in Unit A and in Unit B), which you want to see in one chart:

Data range in Excel 365

To create one chart for this data, follow these steps:

   1.   Create the chart with that data range:

For example, on the Insert tab, in the Charts group, click the Insert Bar or Column Chart button:

Charts in Excel 365

Choose Clustered Column:

Clustered Column chart in Excel 365

You can see not informative chart because of too different amounts:

Simple column chart in Excel 365

   2.   Right-click in the second (Unit B) data series, in the popup menu select Change Series Chart Type...:

Change Series Chart Type in popup menu Excel 365

   3.   In the Change Chart Type dialog box, in the Combo group of charts, choose the secondary axis for second data series:

Secondary Axis in Excel 365

Note: In this dialog box, you can change the chart type for each data series.

Change other parameters for the secondary axis.

How to add next data series with another axis, see Combining several charts into one chart.

See also this tip in French: Comment utiliser deux axes dans un graphique.

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