How to Make a Double Bar Graph in Excel (with Easy Steps)

If you are looking for how to make a double bar graph in Excel, then you are in the right place. In practical life, we often need to make double bar graphs to make comparisons. Excel has made it easy to solve this issue. In this article, we’ll try to discuss how to make a double bar graph in Excel.


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2 Steps to Make a Double Bar Graph in Excel

Making a double bar graph in Excel is quite easy. We need to follow some simple steps to do this. Firstly, we made a dataset named Temperature Dataset in 2021 to show these steps. The dataset has data of Temp in London and Temp in Newyork in the year 2021 in Columns C and D respectively. The dataset is like this.

how to make a double bar graph in excel

Let’s see the steps to make a double bar graph.


1. Insertion of Chart Using Dataset to Make a Double Bar Graph

Simply, we need to make the double bar graph of the following dataset.

how to make a double bar graph in excel

To do this, firstly, select the whole dataset depending on which parts need to be included in the bar.
Secondly, go to the Insert tab > choose the option Insert Column or Bar Chart from the Charts group.

how to make a double bar graph in excel

Fourthly, select the option 2-D Clustered Column shown in the picture below.

how to make a double bar graph in excel

Eventually, we’ll get the double bar graph as output like this.
Consequently, the orange color legend is Temp in New York ( deg C) and the blue color legend is Temp In London ( deg C).

how to make a double bar graph in excel

Lastly, change the chart title according to the requirement. Eventually, there is Temperature Difference between London and Newyork.

how to make a double bar graph in excel


2. Switch Row/Column

We can also change the double bar column in a way where we need to show the two different temperature data differently but not stuck together. We need to apply that in the following dataset.

Switching row/column

Firstly, select the chart > click on the Chart Design tab > choose the option Switch Row/Column.

Switching row/column

As a result, we’ll get the double bar chart like this. Here, Temp in London ( deg C) and Temp in Newyork ( deg C) are shown differently.
Additionally, here legends are mainly the month’s name.

Switching row/column


Things to Remember

When we need to compare data within the same type we need to switch row/column. Here, by switching row/column we have mainly made a bar graph where temperatures in different months in London or Newyork are compared individually.


Conclusion

We can make any kind of double bar graph if we study this article properly. Additionally, please feel free to visit our official Excel learning platform ExcelDemy for further queries.

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