Aug 22 2023 06:17 AM
Aug 22 2023 06:17 AM
I am facing the issue of overlapping data labels visible for illustrations. I want to avoid doing a manual solution since I wont be the only user of this spreadsheet.
I have been trying different VBA codes to get around the problem, but often run into the "438 overflow" error.
Does anyone have any advice on how to write a VBA code which automatically separates overlapping data labels when using the "Refresh data" function?
All help is appreciated!
Sep 02 2023 02:58 AM
To automatically avoid overlapping data labels in stacked bar charts in Excel using VBA, you can create a macro that adjusts the label positions.
Here is an example of a VBA code that does this:
Sub AdjustDataLabels() 'This code is only an example, you may have to adapt it to your needs. Dim cht As Chart Dim ser As Series Dim i As Long Dim rng As Range ' Set the chart object Set cht = ActiveSheet.ChartObjects(1).Chart ' Loop through all series in the chart For Each ser In cht.SeriesCollection ' Check if the series has data labels If ser.HasDataLabels Then ' Loop through each point in the series For i = 1 To ser.Points.Count ' Set the range for the data label Set rng = ser.Points(i).DataLabel ' Check if the data label is visible If rng.Visible Then ' Check for overlap with other data labels Do While CheckOverlap(ser, i, rng) ' Adjust the position of the data label rng.Left = rng.Left + 5 ' You can adjust this value as needed Loop End If Next i End If Next ser End Sub Function CheckOverlap(ser As Series, index As Long, rng As Range) As Boolean Dim i As Long Dim otherRng As Range ' Loop through other points in the series For i = 1 To ser.Points.Count If i <> index Then ' Get the data label of the other point Set otherRng = ser.Points(i).DataLabel ' Check if the data labels overlap If Not (rng.Left + rng.Width < otherRng.Left Or _ rng.Left > otherRng.Left + otherRng.Width Or _ rng.Top + rng.Height < otherRng.Top Or _ rng.Top > otherRng.Top + otherRng.Height) Then ' Overlap detected CheckOverlap = True Exit Function End If End If Next i ' No overlap detected CheckOverlap = False End Function
This VBA code iterates through each series in the chart, then through each data point in each series. For each data point, it checks if the data label is visible and if it overlaps with other data labels. If an overlap is detected, it adjusts the position of the data label to the right (you can adjust the value rng.Left + 5 to control the adjustment).
To use this code:
This code should help automatically adjust data labels to avoid overlap when refreshing data in your stacked bar chart.The text, steps and the code were created with the help of AI.
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Hope this will help you.