Line Graph Help

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I am new to Excel and having trouble making a line graph with this dataset. I have the correct data on each axis but it’s not showing up. Am I doing something wrong? 

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The values in your Ridership column are left-aligned, suggesting that Excel sees them as text values.

Make sure that the cells are not formatted as Text. General or Number are both fine.

Try one of the following:

  • Select the cells, and replace comma with nothing using the Replace dialog (Ctrl+H), or
  • Select the cells, click Text to Columns on the Data tab of the ribbon, then click Finish.
Hello thank for your response. I tried that and changed the Ridership column to Number. I also removed the commas but still no line graph is showing up.


If you just apply Number format to Ridership it didn't change the values from texts to numbers. You need to re-enter values. Simplest way is to copy any empty cell, select Ridership, Paste->Paste Special->Add.


If @Sergei Baklan's suggestion doesn't help:

Could you attach a small sample workbook demonstrating the problem (without sensitive data), or if that is not possible, make it available through OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox or similar?