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Chart.SetSourceData Method (PowerPoint)

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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Sets the source data range for the chart.


expression. SetSourceData( Source, PlotBy )

expression A variable that represents a Chart object.


NameRequired/OptionalData TypeDescription
SourceRequiredStringThe address of the chart data range that contains the source data.
PlotByOptionalVariantSpecifies the way the data will be plotted. Can be either of the following XlRowCol constants: xlColumns or xlRows.


Note Although the following code applies to Microsoft Word, you can readily modify it to apply to PowerPoint.

The following example sets the source data range for the first chart in the active document.

With ActiveDocument.InlineShapes(1)
    If .HasChart Then
        .Chart.SetSourceData _
            Source:="='Sheet1'!$A$1:$D$5", _
    End If
End With

See also


Chart Object

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