The **confidence interval** is one kind of add-on to a graph. When there is some uncertainty factor that exists in a dataset, we use this confidence interval in a graph. Here, a **95%** confidence rate is mostly used in graphs. In this section, we will discuss how to make a confidence interval graph in Excel.

**What Is Confidence Interval?**

The Confidence Interval is an estimated amount that can vary from the standard value. Widely, a 95% confidence level is expected used. In some situations, the confidence level may increase up to **99%**. Also, need to mention that confidence may be both-sided or one-sided.

**How to Make a Confidence Interval Graph in Excel: 3 Easy Methods**

Usually, we need two columns to make a graph. But to add confidence interval in a graph, we need more columns in the dataset. Have a look at the below dataset.

There is an error value section in the dataset, that is the confidence interval of the graph. More than one column can exist in the data to present a confidence interval.

**1. Make Both Sided Confidence Interval Graph Using Margin Value**

In this section, we will first create a column chart and introduce the confidence interval amount with the existing graph.

**📌 ****Steps:**

- First, choose the
**Category**and**Value**columns. - Go to the
**Insert**tab. - Choose
**Insert Column or Bar Chart**from the**Charts**group. - Select
**Clustered Column**from the list of charts.

- Look at the graph.

This is the **Category** **Vs Value **graph.

- Click on the graph.
- We will see an extension section on the right side of the graph.
- Click on the
**Plus**button. - We choose the
**Error Bars**option from the**Chart Elements**section. - Select the
**More Options**from**Error Bars**.

- We can see the
**Format Error Bars**appear on the right side of the sheet. - Mark
**Both**as**Direction**and**Cap**from the**End Style**section. - Finally, go to the
**Custom**option of the**Error Amount**section. - Click on the
**Specify Value**tab.

- We can see the
**Custom Error Bars**window appears. - Now, put the
**Range D5:D9**on both of the boxes.

- Finally, press the
**OK**

We can see a line on each of the columns. Those indicating the confidence interval amount.

**2. Use Both Upper and Lower Limits to Create a Confidence Graph**

In this section, we will use the lower and upper limits of values that will indicate the confidence interval area using a line chart. We will calculate the upper and lower limits and then create the chart based on those two columns.

**📌 ****Steps:**

- First, add two columns to the dataset.

- Go to
**Cell E5**and sum the value and error columns. - Put the following formula on that cell.

`=C5+D5`

- Pull the
**Fill Handle**icon downwards.

- Then, we will calculate the lower limit at
**Cell F5**. Put the following formula.

`=C5-D5`

- Again, drag the
**Fill Handle**icon.

- Now, choose the
**Category**,**Upper Limit**, and**Lower Limit**columns.

- Then, go to the
**Insert**tab. - Choose
**Insert Line or Area Chart**from the**Charts**group. - Select the
**Line**graph from the list.

- Now, look at the graph.

The area between the two lines is the area of concentration. Our desire will be between that range.

**3. Make a One-Sided Confidence Interval Graph for Error**

In this section, we will discuss how to make a one-sided confidence interval graph by calculating error values.

In our data, we have two values for each category. **Value-1** is our standard value and **Value-2** is the temporary value. Our main graph will be based on **Value-1** and the difference between **Value-1** and **Value-2** is the confidence interval.

**📌 ****Steps:**

- We will add a new column on the right side to calculate the difference indicating the error.

- Go to
**Cell E5**and put the following formula.

`=D5-C5`

- Drag the
**Fill Handle**icon downwards.

- Now, select the
**Category**and**Value-1**Press the**Insert**tab. - Choose
**Insert Line or Area Chart**from the**Charts**group. - Select the
**Stacked Line****with Markers**chart from the list.

- Look at the graph.

This is the graph of **Category Vs. Value**.

- Click on the graph.
- Then, press the
**Plus**button from the right side of the graph. - Proceed to
**Chart Elements****>>****Error Bars****>>****More Options**.

- The
**Format Error Bars**window appears. - Choose
**Plus**as**Direction**,**Cap**as**End Style**, and click on the**Custom**option from the**Error Amount**section. - Click on the
**Specify Value**option.

- The
**Custom Error Value**window appears. - Input the range from the
**Error**column on both boxes.

- Finally, press
**OK**.

We can see bars on both sides of the line. Esteemed values may be lower or upper that the standard value.

**Read More: **How to Calculate 99 Confidence Interval in Excel

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**Conclusion**

In this article, we described how to make a confidence interval graph in Excel. We showed one-sided, two-sided, and areas between lines with confidence intervals. I hope this will satisfy your needs. Please, give your suggestions in the comment box.

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