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hi tom - i'm using excel 2010, and i'm looking to create a dynamic chart which shows data based on a picklist selection. context:
i have three columns - (a) Question Group, (b) Question, (c) Score. in the attached image you can see that column (a) has repeat values.

what i would like to have happen is that a user has a picklist containing the six items in column (a), and upon doing so, the singular chart updates to show that group's values from columns (b) and (c).

is this possible?

thanks for your insight!



Just build a chart from you existing data table using only columns B and C

So you chart will look like one of your examples, but will have all six items in column A.

Now select your table and apply a filter.  Filter on column A to select one of the items and your chart should be dynamic and show only values for that item.

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