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Hi Tom,

I did not receive a confirmation of being received, so I am sending it again in case you did not get it. I have written a macro to create a bubble chart in Sheet2 from data that is in Sheet1. See pictures for better understanding.

In Sheet1 I have a lot of data that I want to use to create a Bubble Chart, but I don't want to use all the data in Sheet1. Specifically, I need rows 1,2,5, and 9 from columns E to the last column thatr is full. I am planning on adding more and more columns after the K (see picture), so I need something that is dynamic.

I currently select, copy and paste it onto Sheet2, and then from there I do the plotting. I want to avoid the copying and pasting altogether. Is there a way to select dynamically the data from Sheet1 to create the bubble chart in Sheet2?

Below is my VBA code.

Public Sub BubbleChart()
Dim BubbleChart As ChartObject, c As Long

   For Each BubbleChart In ActiveSheet.ChartObjects
       BubbleChart.Delete
   Next BubbleChart
   
   Sheets("Sheet1").Range("1:2,5:5,9:9").Copy
   Range("A1").PasteSpecial xlPasteValues
   Range("A:D").Delete
   Range("A1").CurrentRegion.Select

   If (Selection.Rows.Count <> 4 Or Selection.Columns.Count < 3) Then
       MsgBox "Please select your data. Selection must have 4 rows and at least 2 coloumns!"
       Exit Sub
   End If
   

   Set BubbleChart = ActiveSheet.ChartObjects.Add(Left:=50, Width:=1200, Top:=150, Height:=800)
   BubbleChart.Chart.ChartType = xlBubble
   d = Selection.Columns.Count
       With BubbleChart.Chart.SeriesCollection.NewSeries
       
         .Name = "Invisible1"
         .XValues = 4.5
         .Values = 6
         .BubbleSizes = 30
       End With
       
       
       With BubbleChart.Chart.SeriesCollection.NewSeries
         .Name = "Invisible2"
         .XValues = 4.5
         .Values = 6
         .BubbleSizes = 30
       End With
   'Dim c As Integer
   For c = 2 To Selection.Columns.Count
       With BubbleChart.Chart.SeriesCollection.NewSeries
       
         .Name = "=" & Selection.Cells(1, c).Address(External:=True)
         .XValues = Selection.Cells(2, c).Address(External:=True)
         .Values = Selection.Cells(3, c).Address(External:=True)
         .BubbleSizes = Selection.Cells(4, c).Address(External:=True)


       End With
       
   Next


Dim ser As Series

Set ser = BubbleChart.Chart.SeriesCollection(1)

 ser.ErrorBar Direction:=xlX, _
   Include:=xlErrorBarIncludeBoth, _
   Type:=xlErrorBarTypePercent, _
   Amount:=100
   ser.ErrorBars.Format.Line.ForeColor.RGB = RGB(7, 114, 255)
   ser.ErrorBars.Format.Line.Weight = 5
   ser.ErrorBars.Format.Line.DashStyle = msoLineSysDash
Set ser2 = BubbleChart.Chart.SeriesCollection(2)
 ser2.ErrorBar Direction:=xlY, _
   Include:=xlErrorBarIncludeBoth, _
   Type:=xlErrorBarTypePercent, _
   Amount:=100
   ser2.ErrorBars.Format.Line.ForeColor.RGB = RGB(7, 114, 255)
   ser2.ErrorBars.Format.Line.Weight = 5
   ser2.ErrorBars.Format.Line.DashStyle = msoLineSysDash

   BubbleChart.Chart.SetElement (msoElementPrimaryCategoryAxisTitleAdjacentToAxis)
   BubbleChart.Chart.Axes(xlCategory, xlPrimary).AxisTitle.Text = "=" & Selection.Cells(2, 1).Address(External:=True)
   
   BubbleChart.Chart.SetElement (msoElementPrimaryValueAxisTitleRotated)
   BubbleChart.Chart.Axes(xlValue, xlPrimary).AxisTitle.Text = "=" & Selection.Cells(3, 1).Address(External:=True)
   
   BubbleChart.Chart.SetElement (msoElementPrimaryCategoryGridLinesMajor)
   BubbleChart.Chart.Axes(xlCategory).MinimumScale = 2
   
   BubbleChart.Chart.Axes(xlCategory).Select
   BubbleChart.Chart.Axes(xlCategory).MinimumScale = 2.5
   BubbleChart.Chart.Axes(xlCategory).MaximumScale = 9
   BubbleChart.Chart.Axes(xlValue).Select
   BubbleChart.Chart.Axes(xlValue).MinimumScale = 3
   BubbleChart.Chart.Axes(xlValue).MaximumScale = 9
   BubbleChart.Chart.SeriesCollection(4).Select
   BubbleChart.Chart.ChartGroups(1).BubbleScale = 40
   BubbleChart.Chart.SetElement (msoElementChartTitleAboveChart)
   BubbleChart.Chart.ChartTitle.Text = "Projects"
       Selection.Format.TextFrame2.TextRange.Characters.Text = "Projects"
   With Selection.Format.TextFrame2.TextRange.Characters(1, 8).ParagraphFormat
       .TextDirection = msoTextDirectionLeftToRight
       .Alignment = msoAlignCenter
   End With
   With Selection.Format.TextFrame2.TextRange.Characters(1, 8).Font
       .BaselineOffset = 0
       .Bold = msoTrue
       .NameComplexScript = "+mn-cs"
       .NameFarEast = "+mn-ea"
       .Fill.Visible = msoTrue
       .Fill.ForeColor.RGB = RGB(0, 0, 0)
       .Fill.Transparency = 0
       .Fill.Solid
       .Size = 35
       .Italic = msoFalse
       .Kerning = 12
       .Name = "+mn-lt"
       .UnderlineStyle = msoNoUnderline
       .Strike = msoNoStrike
   End With
   


For Counter = 3 To (d + 1)
   ActiveChart.SeriesCollection(Counter).Points(1).Select
   ActiveChart.SeriesCollection(Counter).Points(1).ApplyDataLabels
   ActiveChart.SeriesCollection(Counter).DataLabels.Select
   Selection.ShowSeriesName = True
   Selection.ShowValue = False
   Selection.Format.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Size = 15
   Selection.Format.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Bold = msoTrue

   
Next Counter
   
   
For e = 1 To 2
   ActiveChart.SeriesCollection(e).Points(1).Select
   With Selection.Format.Fill
       .Visible = msoTrue
       .ForeColor.RGB = RGB(153, 204, 0)
       .Transparency = 1
       .Solid
   End With
Next e

For e = 3 To (d + 1)
   ActiveChart.SeriesCollection(e).Points(1).Select
   With Selection.Format.Fill
       .Visible = msoTrue
       .ForeColor.RGB = RGB(153, 204, 0)
       .Transparency = 0
       .Solid
   End With
Next e

   
   BubbleChart.Chart.Shapes.AddTextbox(msoTextOrientationHorizontal, 63, 77, 138, 60). _
       Select
   Selection.ShapeRange(1).TextFrame2.TextRange.Characters.Text = _
       "One"
   Selection.ShapeRange(1).TextFrame2.TextRange.Characters(1, 3).ParagraphFormat. _
       FirstLineIndent = 0
   Selection.ShapeRange.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Bold = msoTrue
   Selection.ShapeRange.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Size = 20
   Selection.ShapeRange.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Italic = msoTrue

   
   BubbleChart.Chart.Shapes.AddTextbox(msoTextOrientationHorizontal, 1100, 77, 80, 30). _
       Select
   Selection.ShapeRange(1).TextFrame2.TextRange.Characters.Text = _
       "Two"
   Selection.ShapeRange(1).TextFrame2.TextRange.Characters(1, 3).ParagraphFormat. _
       FirstLineIndent = 0
   Selection.ShapeRange.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Bold = msoTrue
   Selection.ShapeRange.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Size = 20
   Selection.ShapeRange.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Italic = msoTrue
   
   
   BubbleChart.Chart.Shapes.AddTextbox(msoTextOrientationHorizontal, 1100, 670, 80, 30). _
       Select
   Selection.ShapeRange(1).TextFrame2.TextRange.Characters.Text = _
       "Three"
   Selection.ShapeRange(1).TextFrame2.TextRange.Characters(1, 5).ParagraphFormat. _
       FirstLineIndent = 0
   Selection.ShapeRange.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Bold = msoTrue
   Selection.ShapeRange.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Size = 20
   Selection.ShapeRange.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Italic = msoTrue
   
   
   BubbleChart.Chart.Shapes.AddTextbox(msoTextOrientationHorizontal, 63, 660, 140, 60). _
       Select
   Selection.ShapeRange(1).TextFrame2.TextRange.Characters.Text = _
       "Four"
   Selection.ShapeRange(1).TextFrame2.TextRange.Characters(1, 4).ParagraphFormat. _
       FirstLineIndent = 0
   Selection.ShapeRange.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Bold = msoTrue
   Selection.ShapeRange.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Size = 20
   Selection.ShapeRange.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Italic = msoTrue
   
   
   ActiveChart.Legend.Select
   Selection.Delete
   ActiveChart.Axes(xlCategory).AxisTitle.Select
   Selection.Format.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Size = 18
   ActiveChart.Axes(xlValue).AxisTitle.Select
   Selection.Format.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Size = 18
   
   ActiveChart.Axes(xlCategory).Select
   With Selection.TickLabels.Font
       .Size = 13
     ' .Bold = True
   End With
   ActiveChart.Axes(xlValue).Select
   With Selection.TickLabels.Font
       .Size = 13
     ' .Bold = True
   End With
   
   
   
'ActiveChart.Shapes.AddConnector(msoConnectorStraight, 395, 58, 395, 748).Select
'  With Selection.ShapeRange.Line
 '      .Visible = msoTrue
 '    .DashStyle = msoLineDash
   '    .Weight = 2.75
   '  .ForeColor.RGB = RGB(7, 114, 255)
     '  .Transparency = 0
 ' End With

   'ActiveChart.Shapes.AddConnector(msoConnectorStraight, 45, 400, 1175, 400).Select
   'With Selection.ShapeRange.Line
   '  .Visible = msoTrue
     '  .DashStyle = msoLineDash
     ' .Weight = 2.75
       '.ForeColor.RGB = RGB(7, 114, 255)
     ' .Transparency = 0
 ' End With
   


End Sub

Answer
Felipe,

I answered you first question and the "database" indicates that I did.  

I will paste that answer here as well:

this worked for me (using your data)

Public Sub BubbleChart()
Dim BubbleChart As ChartObject, c As Long
Dim lastcolumn As Long

If ActiveSheet.Name <> Worksheets("Sheet2").Name Then
 MsgBox "Make Sheet2 the ActiveSheet, then run the macro"
 Exit Sub
End If

 For Each BubbleChart In ActiveSheet.ChartObjects
     BubbleChart.Delete
 Next BubbleChart
 
'   Sheets("Sheet1").Range("1:2,5:5,9:9").Copy
'   Range("A1").PasteSpecial xlPasteValues
'   Range("A:D").Delete
'   Range("A1").CurrentRegion.Select
 With Worksheets("Sheet1")
   lastcolumn = .Cells(1, .Columns.Count).End(xlToLeft).Column
 End With
'   If (Selection.Rows.Count <> 4 Or Selection.Columns.Count < 3) Then
'       MsgBox "Please select your data. Selection must have 4 rows and at least 2 coloumns!"
'       Exit Sub
'   End If
 

 Set BubbleChart = ActiveSheet.ChartObjects.Add(Left:=50, Width:=1200, Top:=150, Height:=800)
 BubbleChart.Chart.ChartType = xlBubble
 d = lastcolumn - 4
     With BubbleChart.Chart.SeriesCollection.NewSeries
     
       .Name = "Invisible1"
       .XValues = 4.5
       .Values = 6
       .BubbleSizes = 30
     End With
     
     
     With BubbleChart.Chart.SeriesCollection.NewSeries
       .Name = "Invisible2"
       .XValues = 4.5
       .Values = 6
       .BubbleSizes = 30
     End With
 'Dim c As Integer

 For c = 6 To lastcolumn
     With BubbleChart.Chart.SeriesCollection.NewSeries
     
       .Name = "=" & Worksheets("Sheet1").Cells(1, c).Address(External:=True)
       .XValues = "=" & Worksheets("Sheet1").Cells(2, c).Address(External:=True)
       .Values = "=" & Worksheets("Sheet1").Cells(5, c).Address(External:=True)
       .BubbleSizes = "=" & Worksheets("Sheet1").Cells(9, c).Address(External:=True)
     End With
     
 Next


Dim ser As Series

Set ser = BubbleChart.Chart.SeriesCollection(1)

ser.ErrorBar Direction:=xlX, _
 Include:=xlErrorBarIncludeBoth, _
  Type:=xlErrorBarTypePercent, _
  Amount:=100
 ser.ErrorBars.Format.Line.ForeColor.RGB = RGB(7, 114, 255)
 ser.ErrorBars.Format.Line.Weight = 5
 ser.ErrorBars.Format.Line.DashStyle = msoLineSysDash
Set ser2 = BubbleChart.Chart.SeriesCollection(2)
ser2.ErrorBar Direction:=xlY, _
 Include:=xlErrorBarIncludeBoth, _
  Type:=xlErrorBarTypePercent, _
  Amount:=100
 ser2.ErrorBars.Format.Line.ForeColor.RGB = RGB(7, 114, 255)
 ser2.ErrorBars.Format.Line.Weight = 5
 ser2.ErrorBars.Format.Line.DashStyle = msoLineSysDash

 BubbleChart.Chart.SetElement (msoElementPrimaryCategoryAxisTitleAdjacentToAxis)
 BubbleChart.Chart.Axes(xlCategory, xlPrimary).AxisTitle.Text = "=" & Selection.Cells(2, 1).Address(External:=True)
 
 BubbleChart.Chart.SetElement (msoElementPrimaryValueAxisTitleRotated)
 BubbleChart.Chart.Axes(xlValue, xlPrimary).AxisTitle.Text = "=" & Selection.Cells(3, 1).Address(External:=True)
 
 BubbleChart.Chart.SetElement (msoElementPrimaryCategoryGridLinesMajor)
 BubbleChart.Chart.Axes(xlCategory).MinimumScale = 2
 
 BubbleChart.Chart.Axes(xlCategory).Select
 BubbleChart.Chart.Axes(xlCategory).MinimumScale = 2.5
 BubbleChart.Chart.Axes(xlCategory).MaximumScale = 9
 BubbleChart.Chart.Axes(xlValue).Select
 BubbleChart.Chart.Axes(xlValue).MinimumScale = 3
 BubbleChart.Chart.Axes(xlValue).MaximumScale = 9
 BubbleChart.Chart.SeriesCollection(4).Select
 BubbleChart.Chart.ChartGroups(1).BubbleScale = 40
 BubbleChart.Chart.SetElement (msoElementChartTitleAboveChart)
 BubbleChart.Chart.ChartTitle.Text = "Projects"
     Selection.Format.TextFrame2.TextRange.Characters.Text = "Projects"
 With Selection.Format.TextFrame2.TextRange.Characters(1, 8).ParagraphFormat
     .TextDirection = msoTextDirectionLeftToRight
     .Alignment = msoAlignCenter
 End With
 With Selection.Format.TextFrame2.TextRange.Characters(1, 8).Font
     .BaselineOffset = 0
     .Bold = msoTrue
     .NameComplexScript = "+mn-cs"
     .NameFarEast = "+mn-ea"
     .Fill.Visible = msoTrue
     .Fill.ForeColor.RGB = RGB(0, 0, 0)
     .Fill.Transparency = 0
     .Fill.Solid
     .Size = 35
     .Italic = msoFalse
     .Kerning = 12
     .Name = "+mn-lt"
     .UnderlineStyle = msoNoUnderline
     .Strike = msoNoStrike
 End With
 


For Counter = 3 To (d + 1)
 ActiveChart.SeriesCollection(Counter).Points(1).Select
 ActiveChart.SeriesCollection(Counter).Points(1).ApplyDataLabels
 ActiveChart.SeriesCollection(Counter).DataLabels.Select
 Selection.ShowSeriesName = True
 Selection.ShowValue = False
 Selection.Format.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Size = 15
 Selection.Format.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Bold = msoTrue

 
Next Counter
 
 
For e = 1 To 2
 ActiveChart.SeriesCollection(e).Points(1).Select
 With Selection.Format.Fill
     .Visible = msoTrue
     .ForeColor.RGB = RGB(153, 204, 0)
     .Transparency = 1
     .Solid
 End With
Next e

For e = 3 To (d + 1)
 ActiveChart.SeriesCollection(e).Points(1).Select
 With Selection.Format.Fill
     .Visible = msoTrue
     .ForeColor.RGB = RGB(153, 204, 0)
     .Transparency = 0
     .Solid
 End With
Next e

 
 BubbleChart.Chart.Shapes.AddTextbox(msoTextOrientationHorizontal, 63, 77, 138, 60). _
     Select
 Selection.ShapeRange(1).TextFrame2.TextRange.Characters.Text = _
     "One"
 Selection.ShapeRange(1).TextFrame2.TextRange.Characters(1, 3).ParagraphFormat. _
     FirstLineIndent = 0
 Selection.ShapeRange.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Bold = msoTrue
 Selection.ShapeRange.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Size = 20
 Selection.ShapeRange.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Italic = msoTrue

 
 BubbleChart.Chart.Shapes.AddTextbox(msoTextOrientationHorizontal, 1100, 77, 80, 30). _
     Select
 Selection.ShapeRange(1).TextFrame2.TextRange.Characters.Text = _
     "Two"
 Selection.ShapeRange(1).TextFrame2.TextRange.Characters(1, 3).ParagraphFormat. _
     FirstLineIndent = 0
 Selection.ShapeRange.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Bold = msoTrue
 Selection.ShapeRange.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Size = 20
 Selection.ShapeRange.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Italic = msoTrue
 
 
 BubbleChart.Chart.Shapes.AddTextbox(msoTextOrientationHorizontal, 1100, 670, 80, 30). _
     Select
 Selection.ShapeRange(1).TextFrame2.TextRange.Characters.Text = _
     "Three"
 Selection.ShapeRange(1).TextFrame2.TextRange.Characters(1, 5).ParagraphFormat. _
     FirstLineIndent = 0
 Selection.ShapeRange.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Bold = msoTrue
 Selection.ShapeRange.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Size = 20
 Selection.ShapeRange.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Italic = msoTrue
 
 
 BubbleChart.Chart.Shapes.AddTextbox(msoTextOrientationHorizontal, 63, 660, 140, 60). _
     Select
 Selection.ShapeRange(1).TextFrame2.TextRange.Characters.Text = _
     "Four"
 Selection.ShapeRange(1).TextFrame2.TextRange.Characters(1, 4).ParagraphFormat. _
     FirstLineIndent = 0
 Selection.ShapeRange.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Bold = msoTrue
 Selection.ShapeRange.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Size = 20
 Selection.ShapeRange.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Italic = msoTrue
 
 
 ActiveChart.Legend.Select
 Selection.Delete
 ActiveChart.Axes(xlCategory).AxisTitle.Select
 Selection.Format.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Size = 18
 ActiveChart.Axes(xlValue).AxisTitle.Select
 Selection.Format.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Size = 18
 
 ActiveChart.Axes(xlCategory).Select
 With Selection.TickLabels.Font
     .Size = 13
    ' .Bold = True
 End With
 ActiveChart.Axes(xlValue).Select
 With Selection.TickLabels.Font
     .Size = 13
    ' .Bold = True
 End With
 
 
 
'ActiveChart.Shapes.AddConnector(msoConnectorStraight, 395, 58, 395, 748).Select
'   With Selection.ShapeRange.Line
'      .Visible = msoTrue
'     .DashStyle = msoLineDash
 '    .Weight = 2.75
  '   .ForeColor.RGB = RGB(7, 114, 255)
   '  .Transparency = 0
' End With

 'ActiveChart.Shapes.AddConnector(msoConnectorStraight, 45, 400, 1175, 400).Select
 'With Selection.ShapeRange.Line
  '   .Visible = msoTrue
   '  .DashStyle = msoLineDash
    ' .Weight = 2.75
     '.ForeColor.RGB = RGB(7, 114, 255)
    ' .Transparency = 0
' End With
 


End Sub

--
Regards,
Tom Ogilvy  
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