In this Excel charting tutorial lesson, I will show you how to add a target line in an Excel chart.
First, we will create a simple chart showing the daily sales of a company, and then we will create a simple bar graph for the same.
This is the daily sales data for a company. As shown in the Excel file:
Creating a simple bar chart from the Actual sale data:
Clicking on the 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 on the cell with the name target sale and select series values from the column with target sales data:
And clicking ok:
Now the target sales are added as columns, but we can change the same to a target line by right clicking the target series and changing the chart type:
Change option for Target sale to Line:
You can add legends if not shown.
This is how to add a target line in an Excel graph trick in just a few steps.
Please find attached the Excel file or chart with the target line.