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Excel XY Scatter plot - secondary vertical axis

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Is there a way to add a secondary vertical axis to an XY (Scatter) graph?

This would be extremely useful for plotting 2 sets of y-values (with different ranges of values) for the same set of x-values on the same graph.

You would have 1 graph with a different y-axis on the left & right side of the graph.

All the examples seem to be for Combo - Clustered Column - Line, but not the XY Scatter.

Is this possible?

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best response confirmed by allyreckerman (Microsoft)
Solution

@JohnV2021 

Click on the chart.

Click on the second series, or select it from the Chart Elements dropdown on the Format tab of the ribbon (under Chart Tools).

Click 'Format Selection' on the Format tab.

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Select 'Secondary axis' on the 'Format Data Series' task pane.

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That's all!

Example, before and after changing the axis:

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Awesome! I got it to work with your help. Thanks so much!
I do not get XY Chart
I get I straight line from just First and last item
do not get scater chart for the entire month

@jon123 

Please provide more detailed information. Could you attach a sample workbook (without sensitive data), or if that is not possible, make it available through OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox or similar? Thanks in advance.

@Hans Vogelaar 

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notice first day is the lowest and goes straight across to highest date

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here is the data

@jon123 

Has the header row containing the word Date been included in the range for the x-axis labels? I notice that the dates along the x-axis start in 1900...

Yes, I highlighed A4 to C38

@jon123 

Change it to A5:C38

@jon123 

Could you attach a sample workbook (without sensitive data), or if that is not possible, make it available through OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox or similar? Thanks in advance.

That was a sample of data & sample chart

@jon123 

I'd still like to see a copy of the workbook itself.

@Hans Vogelaar 

 

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@jon123 

Thanks. I should have seen it in your screenshots, but having the workbook made it easier. Cell A13 contains an incorrect date:

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Once you correct that, the chart will look as intended,