This type of chart has stumped Google searches and some of the Excel gurus that I know… How on earth do you compare daily, monthly, or quarterly data by year using stacked bar charts? The catch: the bar charts need to be next to each other. Example: Q1 of 2009 data should be represented next Q1 of 2008 data.
- Each month, quarter, or day needs to have it’s own row. (X-Axis Label)
- The data for each month, quarter, or day needs to be staggered year by year.
- When all the data is entered, select your data, insert chart (stacked bar). Note: If you’re using a Mac you might have to change the format of the data.