In this Article I will guide you to add a target line in an Excel chart.
First we will create a simple chart showing the daily sales of a company and we will create a simple bar graph for the same.
This is the daily sales data for a company. As shown in Excel file:
Creating a simple bar chart from the Actual sales data:
Clicking 2D clustered column chart:
Now Adding target sales data for the target line creation. Right click the chart Area and click select Data:
Click Add for the legend entries:
After clicking Add, select the series name by clicking cell with name target sale and select series values from column with target sales data:
And clicking ok:
Now the target sales are added as columns but we can change the same to target line by right clicking the target series and changing chart type:
Change option for Target sale to Line:
You can add legends if not shown. Please find attached the Excel file or chart with target line.