How to Add Markers to Sparklines in Excel (with Easy Steps)

The Sparklines feature in Excel is helpful for those who evaluate and analyze data. One can add markers to sparklines in Excel for better visualization. The main objective of this article is to explain how to add markers to sparklines in Excel.


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What Is a Sparkline in Excel?

A sparkline in Excel is a short chart that displays trends, seasonal ups and downs, economic cycles, and other phenomena. It makes an interpreter’s job easier by providing a brief summary of the data’s trends. Sparklines has the capability to insert data into a single cell without affecting the sheet’s formatting or values.


3 Easy Steps to Add Markers to Sparklines in Excel

Here, I have taken the following dataset to explain this article. The dataset contains a Sales Overview.

3 Easy Steps to Add Markers to Sparklines in Excel


Step-01: Inserting Sparklines in Excel

In this first step, I will explain how you can insert sparklines in Excel. Let’s see the steps.

  • Firstly, select the cell range where you want your sparklines.
  • Secondly, go to the Insert tab from the Ribbon.
  • Thirdly, select Sparklines.

Now, you will see a drop-down menu will appear.

  • After that, select Lines.

Here, a dialog box named Create Sparklines will appear.

  • Now, select the marked button to choose your Data Range.

Inserting Sparklines in Excel

  • After that, select the cell range you want as your Data Range.
  • Next, select the marked button to add the Data Range.

  • Finally, select OK.

Inserting Sparklines in Excel

Now, you will see the sparklines are inserted into your Excel sheet.

Inserting Sparklines in Excel


Step-02: Formatting Sparklines in Excel

In this second step, I will explain how you can format sparklines in Excel. Let’s see the steps.

  • Firstly, select the sparklines.
  • Secondly, go to the Sparklines tab.
  • Thirdly, select the Type you want for your sparklines. Here, I selected Column Sparklines.

Formatting Sparklines in Excel

Now, you can see that I have converted the sparkline Type to Column Sparklines.

Here, I will change the color of the Sparklines.

  • Firstly, select the sparklines.
  • Secondly, go to the Sparklines tab.
  • Thirdly, click on the drop-down option for Sparkline Color.

Formatting Sparklines in Excel

Now, you will see a drop-down menu will appear.

  • After that, select the color you want for your sparklines. Here, I selected Blue, Accent 5.

Formatting Sparklines in Excel

Here, you can see that I have formatted my sparkline.


Step-03: Adding Markers to Sparklines in Excel

In this step, I will show you how to add markers to sparkline in Excel. Let’s see the steps.

  • Firstly, select the inserted sparklines.
  • Secondly, go to the Sparkline tab.
  • Thirdly, click on the drop-down option for Marker Color.

Adding Markers to Sparklines in Excel

Now, a drop-down menu will appear.

Adding Markers to Sparklines in Excel

  • Firstly, click on High Point.

Here, a drop-down menu for colors will appear.

  • Secondly, select the color you want for your High Point. Here, I selected Green.

Adding Markers to Sparklines in Excel

Now, you will see the High Points are marked in the Sparklines with your selected color.

Adding Markers to Sparklines in Excel

After that, I will add markers for Low Point.

  • Firstly, select the sparklines.
  • Secondly, go to the Sparklines tab.
  • Thirdly, click on the drop-down option for Marker Color.

Adding Markers to Sparklines in Excel

Now, a drop-down menu will appear.

  • Firstly, click on Low Point.

Here, a drop-down menu for colors will appear.

  • Secondly, select the color you want for your Low Point. Here, I selected Red.

Adding Markers to Sparklines in Excel

Finally, you can see that I have added markers to sparklines in Excel for High Point and Low Point.


How to Delete Sparklines in Excel

In this section, I will explain how to delete inserted Sparklines in Excel. Let’s see the steps.

Steps:

  • Firstly, select the sparklines that you inserted.
  • Secondly, go to the Sparklines tab.
  • Thirdly, select Group.

Now, a drop-down menu will appear.

  • After that, select Clear.

How to Delete Sparklines in Excel

Finally, you can see that I have deleted sparklines in Excel.


Practice Section

Here, I have provided a practice sheet for you to practice how to add markers to sparkline in Excel.


Conclusion

In this article, I tried to cover how to add markers to sparklines in Excel. Here, I explained how you can do it in 3 easy steps. I hope, this article was helpful for you. To get more articles like this visit ExcelDemy. Lastly, if you have any questions, feel free to let me know in the comment section below.

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Hey! Welcome to my profile. Right now, I am doing research on Microsoft Excel. I will be posting articles related to this here. My last educational degree was B.Sc in Industrial and Production Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. I like to explore new things and find the best and most innovative solutions in every situation.

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