How to Create Excel Radar Chart Max Value (With Easy Steps)

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The focus of this article is to specify the Maximum value in a Radar Chart. However, I have shown how to create a Radar Chart and add Chart Elements. Besides, you can learn how to make the chart attractive to the readers with the help of Formatting. So, let’s begin with what is a Radar Chart and how to create it and specify max value in Excel.

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What is a Radar Chart?

A Radar Chart is a type of chart that denotes multiple criteria in one single diagram. In case, you want to compare more than 1 feature you can use a Radar Chart. It is also known as Spider, Web, or Polar Chart.

For example, 3 students got the same marks on a test. But you have to compare them based on their Punctuality, Attendance, and Behavior. Now, the following are the ratings of these qualities.

Dataset of a Radar Chart

It is hard to analyze who is the best among the 3. But if you use a Radar Chart it will be easy to understand who is better in which criteria.

A Radar Chart

This is a Radar Chart that shows the criteria on the 3 edges and from this chart, you can easily compare each quality of the 3 students.

Step-by-step Procedures to Specify Maximum Value in a Radar Chart in Excel

To explain this article, I have taken the following dataset. This is a dataset of the Rating of the Annual Performance of 3 teams, Team A, Team B, and Team C.

Dataset to create an Excel Radar Chart

Step-01: Insert Radar Chart

First and foremost, you have to insert a Radar Chart.

  • Firstly, select the whole dataset.
  • Then, click on the Insert tab from the Ribbon.
  • Afterward, choose the Recommended Charts option.

Inserting Recommended Charts to a Dataset

  • Therefore, the Insert Chart dialog box will open.
  • Next, click on the All Charts option.

Insert Chart Dialog Box

  • Go for the Radar one among the All Charts list.
  • Later, choose the first one marked on the snapshot and hit OK.

Selecting the Radar Chart from All Charts

  • As a result, you got the Radar Chart for the dataset.

An excel Radar Chart to specify Maximum Value

Read More: How to Create Radar Chart with Radial Lines in Excel

Step-02: Add Chart Elements

You can add some Elements to the Radar Chart to make it more usable. In this step, we will add Chart Title and Legend to the Radar Chart.

  • Firstly, left- click on the chart.
  • Then, a “+” sign will appear at the top right corner of the chart.

Adding Chart Elements in a Radar Chart

  • Click on the “+” sign.
  • Later, put a tick on the Chart Title from Chart Elements.
  • Thus, Chart Title will appear above the Radar Chart.

Adding Chart Title in a Radar Chart

  • Now, edit the title. Give a relevant name according to your dataset.

Giving Rader Chart a Title

  • In addition, you can insert Legend into the chart.
  • Initially, select the Radar Chart.
  • Secondly, click on the “+” sign.
  • In conclusion, give a tick beside the Legend. Thus, you added the Legend Element on the chat.

Inserting Legend in a Radar Chart

Step-03: Format Radar Chart

Besides, you can modify the chart by adding some formatting. In this step, you can learn how to make the chart look attractive.

  • In the beginning, select the Chart Design tab.
  • After this, click on the Add Chart Element option.

Using Chart Design to Add chart Element

  • Hence, these options will appear.
  • From the options, choose Legend and select the Right option.

Changing the alignment of the Legend

  • As a consequence, the Legend is shifted to the Right side of the chart.

Legend on the Right side of a Radar Chart

Additionally, you can change the Style of the Radar Chart.

  • First, Left-click on the chart and select the marked symbol shown in the image.
  • This will take you to the Style option.

 Changing Chart Style

  • Scrolling down, you can select any Style according to your choice.
  • So, I have selected the style shown below.

Changing Style of a Radar Chart

  • Later, to add color, select the Color option.
  • Now, you can select the Colorful or Monochromatic option.
  • Firstly, I have selected the 3rd row as the Colorful option.

Changing Color of a Radar Chart

  • Later, I have shown how the Monochromatic Color option looks.

Selecting New Color for Radar Chart

Read More: Color Rings on Radar Chart in Excel (4 Suitable Examples)

Step-04: Filter Rader Chart

In order to analyze the dataset, you may need to filter the chart. Here, some Filter Radar Chart Options are shown.

  • To begin, select the Radar Chart.
  • Next, choose the Filter Icon marked on the picture.
  • From Values, you can filter either Series or Categories. Even you can filter both.

Filtering Series Values in a Radar Chart

  • For example, from Series, I have filtered only Team A.
  • Then, press Apply.

Filtering Values for Team A

  • This leads the chart to show only the values of Team A in different Categories.

Radar Chart with Values for Team A

  • Furthermore, you can turn off the Security option from the Categories.
  • Then, click on Apply.

Filtering Out Security Field

  • Ultimately, you filtered the other 4 categories by turning off Security.

Rader Chart After Filtering

  • In addition, you can filter the Names by clicking on the Names option.
  • Select None from Series and Categories.
  • Finally, click on Apply.

Filtering Names of Series and Categories in a Radar Chart

  • Clearly, the name of the Series and Categories is hidden.

Rader Chart After Filtering Names of Series and Categories

Step-05: Specify Max Value in Excel Radar Chart

To specify the Bound Maximum value, follow the steps carefully.

  • Early on, click on the values marked on the snapshot.

Selecting Axis of Rader Chart

  • Next, right-click on the values.
  • The options will show like the image given below.
  • Now, select Format Axis from the options.

Selecting Format Axis to specify Max Value for Excel Radar Chart

  • So, in Axis Options, under Bounds, the Maximum value is set as 10 and the Minimum value is 0.

Format Axis Task Pane

  • Reset the Maximum value to 11 and the Minimum value to 5.

Resetting Max value for Radar Chart in Excel

  • Consequently, the Maximum Value of the Radar Chart is specified.

Final Output after resetting max value for radar chart in Excel

How to Create Radar Chart with One Series

You can also create a Radar Chart with single series. Explore the steps to know how to do this.

  • In the first place, select the Criteria Column and any Team Column.
  • Here, I have selected Team B.

Dataset to create Radar Chart with One Series

  • Later, select Insert and click on the Recommended Charts.

Using Insert tab to create Radar Chart with One Series

  • Moreover, from the All Charts option select Radar.
  • Finally, select the Filled Radar marked in the image and hit OK.

Selecting Radar Chart option

  • As a result, Radar Chart with one Series is created.

Rader Chart for Team B

  • Interestingly, you have to only hover the mouse over the Selected Column and shift it to any other Column such as Team A or Team B to create the chart with that column.
  • In consequence, you can create Radar Chart with each Column of the dataset.

Rader Chart for Team A

Rader Chart for Team C

Read More: How to Create Excel Radar Chart with Different Scales

Things to Remember

  • Don’t use more than 2 It will make the chart complicated to understand.
  • Increase the size of the chart to make each line and value prominent to the reader.
  • Keep in mind that, axis ranges are consistent otherwise the chart will be ambiguous.

Practice Section

Here, we have provided a practice sheet for you to practice.

Practice Sheet


I have demonstrated how to create an ideal Radar Chart and specify the Maximum Value of the chart step by step. In every step, I have added a detailed snapshot of the step. I hope you can Create a Radar Chart with the help of this article very quickly. For more articles, stay connected with ExcelDemy. If you have any questions regarding this topic, please comment below. I will try to help as soon as possible.

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