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Range.DataSeries Method

Office 2007
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.


NameRequired/OptionalData TypeDescription
RowcolOptionalVariantCan 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.
TypeOptionalXlDataSeriesTypeThe type for the data series.
DateOptionalXlDataSeriesDateIf the Type argument is xlChronological, the Date argument indicates the step date unit.
StepOptionalVariantThe step value for the series. The default value is 1.
StopOptionalVariantThe stop value for the series. If this argument is omitted, Microsoft Excel fills to the end of the range.
TrendOptionalVariantTrue to create a linear trend or growth trend. False to create a standard data series. The default value is False.

Return Value


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.

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