In this charting tutorial, you learn to create Excel chart with single x axis but two different ranges.
Let us create a simple chart having 2 types of data like day density (range 0 to 20) and percentages (0 to 100%) like below:
Changing x axis range
Create a simple graph. A simple 2d column chart will look like this:
The issue with this chart is that the percentages are treated as decimals and have very low values r columns displayed which are not visible at all.
Let us handle it by creating the secondary axis as follows. Right click on the graph and click change chart type:
Adding secondary axis range
Select “Combo” chart type. Check secondary axis for percentages:
Right click the axis on the right and click format axis:
In the axis options change the min and max to 0 to 1.0
And then change the number format to percentages as follows:
Finally we will have 2 types of axis and the graph looks readable for both Density and percentages:
You now have a chart in Microsoft Excel with a single x-axis but two different ranges.