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Range.DataSeries Method (Excel)

Creates a data series in the specified range. Variant.

expression .DataSeries(Rowcol, Type, Date, Step, Stop, Trend)

expression A variable that represents a Range object.

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

Rowcol

Optional

Variant

Can be the xlRows or xlColumns constant to have the data series entered in rows or columns, respectively. If this argument is omitted, the size and shape of the range is used.

Type

Optional

XlDataSeriesType

The type for the data series.

Date

Optional

XlDataSeriesDate

If the Type argument is xlChronological, the Date argument indicates the step date unit.

Step

Optional

Variant

The step value for the series. The default value is 1.

Stop

Optional

Variant

The stop value for the series. If this argument is omitted, Microsoft Excel fills to the end of the range.

Trend

Optional

Variant

True to create a linear trend or growth trend. False to create a standard data series. The default value is False.

Return Value

Variant

This example creates a series of 12 dates. The series contains the last day of every month in 1996 and is created in the range A1:A12 on Sheet1.

Set dateRange = Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("A1:A12") 
Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("A1").Formula = "31-JAN-1996" 
dateRange.DataSeries Type:=xlChronological, Date:=xlMonth

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