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Data Series

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Excel Data Series

Excel Data Series

© Ted French
Definition:

Data series are related data points that are plotted in charts and graphs.

When multiple data series are plotted in a chart each data series is identified by a unique color or pattern.

For example, in a column chart or bar graph the individual colored or patterned bars in the graph each represent a data series. In a line graph, each line shows the data from an individual data series.

Pie charts have only one data series. Each colored or patterned section of the pie represents an individual data point in the series.

Each data series relates to a column or row of data entries in a worksheet under a common heading.

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