Graph data series from several different sheets

llama24601

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Joined
Jun 23, 2020
Messages
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Office Version
  1. 2013
Platform
  1. Windows
Hi! I'm in the process of creating a macro which creates an xy graph from data chosen using input boxes. I've run into two problems (one major and one minor).
1. I am given an error message whenever I try to select data from a different worksheet. How can I make the macro able to use data from several different worksheets? (! suspect that the problem is under the comment, "Set additional y values with input box", but I'm not sure)
2. No matter what I set as the name for series 1, the legend always says Series 1. How can i make it correspond to myYTitle?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

VBA Code:
[B]Sub InProgress()[/B]
With ActiveSheet
‘
‘
‘ Does correct graphing for MANY PAIRS of data columns! Hooray!
‘ Also includes input box for chart title!
‘
‘
‘ Set x values with input box
Dim myXCell As Range
Dim myXSeries As Range
Dim myXTitle As Range
Set myXTitle = Application.InputBox(“Please select the heading of the column which contains your desired X values:”, “Select title cell”, Type:=8)
myXTitle.Offset(1, 0).Select
Set myXCell = Selection
Range(myXCell, myXCell.End(xlDown)).Select
Set myXSeries = Selection
‘
‘
‘ Set y values with input box
Dim myYCell As Range
Dim myYSeries As Range
Dim myYTitle As Range
Set myYTitle = Application.InputBox(“Please select the heading of the column which contains your desired Y values:”, “Select title cell”, Type:=8)
myYTitle.Offset(1, 0).Select
Set myYCell = Selection
Range(myYCell, myYCell.End(xlDown)).Select
Set myYSeries = Selection
‘
‘
‘ Create Blank Graph
Dim chartObj As ChartObject
Dim DataChart As Chart
Set chartObj = ActiveSheet.ChartObjects.Add(Top:=10, Left:=325, Width:=600, Height:=300)
Set DataChart = chartObj.Chart
DataChart.ChartType = xlXYScatterSmooth
‘
‘
‘ Remove auto-plotted data
Do While DataChart.Seriescollection.count > 0
DataChart.Seriescollection(1).Delete
Loop
‘
‘
‘ Add first data series
With DataChart.SeriesCollection.NewSeries
.Name = myYTitle
.XValues = myXSeries
.Values = myYSeries
End With
‘
‘
'
‘ Formatting
DataChart.ChartTitle.Select
DataChart.ChartTitle.Text = “Title”
Selection.Format.TextFrame2.TextRange.Characters.Text = “Title”
With Selection.Format.TextFrame2.TextRange.Characters(1, 5).ParagraphFormat
.TextDirection = msoTextDirectionLeftToRight
.Alignment = msoAlignCenter
End With
With Selection.Format.TextFrame2.TextRange.Characters(1, 5).Font
.BaselineOffset = 0
.Bold = msoFalse
.NameComplexScript = “Arial”
.NameFarEast = “+mn-ea”
.Fill.Visible = msoTrue
.Fill.ForeColor.RGB = RGB(89, 89, 89)
.Fill.Transparency = 0
.Fill.Solid
.Size = 16
.Italic = msoFalse
.Kerning = 12
.Name = “Arial”
.UnderlineStyle = msoNoUnderline
.Spacing = 0
.Strike = msoNoStrike
End With
‘
‘
‘
‘
‘ Display a message box with yes/no and question icon – want to continue?
If MsgBox(“Would you like to add another Y data series to your graph?”, vbQuestion + vbYesNo + vbDefaultButton2, “Continue?”) = vbYes Then
MsgBox “The user clicked Yes”
‘
‘
‘
‘ BEGIN THE LOOP of selecting additional Y values until user selects NO
Do Until answer = vbNo
‘
‘ Set additional y values with input box
Dim myAddCell As Range
Dim myAddSeries As Range
Dim myAddTitle As Range
Set myAddTitle = Application.InputBox(“Please select the heading of the column which contains the Y values you want to add:”, “Select title cell”, Type:=8)
myAddTitle.Offset(1, 0).Select
Set myAddCell = Selection
Range(myAddCell, myAddCell.End(xlDown)).Select
Set myAddSeries = Selection
‘
‘
‘ Add the new data to graph
With DataChart.SeriesCollection.NewSeries
.Name = myAddTitle
.Xvalues = myXSeries
.Values = myAddSeries
End With
‘
‘
‘ Display message box with yes/no and question icon
answer = MsgBox(“Would you like to continue and select another Y data series?”, vbQuestion + vbYesNo + vbDefaultButton2, “Continue?”)
‘ END OF LOOP
Loop
Else
MsgBox “The user clicked No”
End If
‘
‘
‘
‘ Add a chart title and axis labels with input box
With DataChart
.HasTitle = True
.ChartTitle.Text = Application.InputBox(“Please enter a chart title”, “Chart Title Name”, Type:=2)
‘ Add X Axis title
.Axes(xlCategory, xlPrimary).HasTitle = True
.Axes(xlCategory, xlPrimary).AxisTitle.Characters.Text = myXTitle
‘ Add Y Axis title with input box?
.Axes(xlValue, xlPrimary).HasTitle = True
.Axes(xlValue, xlPrimary).AxisTitle.Characters.Text = Application.InputBox(“Please enter the Y axis title”, “Y axis Name”, Type:=2)
End With
‘
‘
End With
End Sub
 

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pgc01

MrExcel MVP
Joined
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Messages
19,884
Hi llama
Welcome to the board

You don't usually use Select or Selection in vba. It's inefficient and sometimes will not work directly like in your case.

I copied the first part of your code and changed the part where you select.

Please try.

VBA Code:
Sub InProgress()

With ActiveSheet
'
'
' Does correct graphing for MANY PAIRS of data columns! Hooray!
' Also includes input box for chart title!
'
'
' Set x values with input box
Dim myXCell As Range
Dim myXSeries As Range
Dim myXTitle As Range

Set myXTitle = Application.InputBox("Please select the heading of the column which contains your desired X values:", "Select title cell", Type:=8)
Set myXCell = myXTitle.Offset(1, 0)
Set myXSeries = Range(myXCell, myXCell.End(xlDown))
'
'
' Set y values with input box
Dim myYCell As Range
Dim myYSeries As Range
Dim myYTitle As Range

Set myYTitle = Application.InputBox("Please select the heading of the column which contains your desired Y values:", "Select title cell", Type:=8)
Set myYCell = myYTitle.Offset(1, 0)
Set myYSeries = Range(myYCell, myYCell.End(xlDown))
'
'
' Create Blank Graph
Dim chartObj As ChartObject
Dim DataChart As Chart

Set chartObj = ActiveSheet.ChartObjects.Add(Top:=10, Left:=325, Width:=600, Height:=300)
Set DataChart = chartObj.Chart
DataChart.ChartType = xlXYScatterSmooth
'
'
' Remove auto-plotted data
Do While DataChart.SeriesCollection.Count > 0
DataChart.SeriesCollection(1).Delete
Loop
'
'
' Add first data series
With DataChart.SeriesCollection.NewSeries
    .Name = myYTitle
    .XValues = myXSeries
    .Values = myYSeries
End With

End With ' with ActiveSheet
End Sub
 

llama24601

New Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2020
Messages
4
Office Version
  1. 2013
Platform
  1. Windows
Hi llama
Welcome to the board

You don't usually use Select or Selection in vba. It's inefficient and sometimes will not work directly like in your case.

I copied the first part of your code and changed the part where you select.

Please try.

VBA Code:
Sub InProgress()

With ActiveSheet
'
'
' Does correct graphing for MANY PAIRS of data columns! Hooray!
' Also includes input box for chart title!
'
'
' Set x values with input box
Dim myXCell As Range
Dim myXSeries As Range
Dim myXTitle As Range

Set myXTitle = Application.InputBox("Please select the heading of the column which contains your desired X values:", "Select title cell", Type:=8)
Set myXCell = myXTitle.Offset(1, 0)
Set myXSeries = Range(myXCell, myXCell.End(xlDown))
'
'
' Set y values with input box
Dim myYCell As Range
Dim myYSeries As Range
Dim myYTitle As Range

Set myYTitle = Application.InputBox("Please select the heading of the column which contains your desired Y values:", "Select title cell", Type:=8)
Set myYCell = myYTitle.Offset(1, 0)
Set myYSeries = Range(myYCell, myYCell.End(xlDown))
'
'
' Create Blank Graph
Dim chartObj As ChartObject
Dim DataChart As Chart

Set chartObj = ActiveSheet.ChartObjects.Add(Top:=10, Left:=325, Width:=600, Height:=300)
Set DataChart = chartObj.Chart
DataChart.ChartType = xlXYScatterSmooth
'
'
' Remove auto-plotted data
Do While DataChart.SeriesCollection.Count > 0
DataChart.SeriesCollection(1).Delete
Loop
'
'
' Add first data series
With DataChart.SeriesCollection.NewSeries
    .Name = myYTitle
    .XValues = myXSeries
    .Values = myYSeries
End With

End With ' with ActiveSheet
End Sub
Thank you so much! The new code worked perfectly! :)
 

llama24601

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Joined
Jun 23, 2020
Messages
4
Office Version
  1. 2013
Platform
  1. Windows
The graphing worked PERFECTLY (Although the series 1 name in the legend still refuses to change, but that's a much more minor detail!)
 

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