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I have an excel sheet that has these kind of values in one of the columns:

Very Good
Very Good
Very Good


I am trying to insert a pie chart which shows how many times very good is repeated and so on. How can I do this?


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A pivot table would let you this quickly and without formulas.

  • Select your table (in your example, just this one column), including the header name
  • Click "Insert PivotTable"
  • Click OK.

An empty PivotTable is created. On the field list on the right, you see one field which has your column's name.

  • Drag and drop the field to the Row Labels section below.
  • Drag it once more to the Values section below. It should show "Count of column name". (If not, you must set it to count).

You should now have a table with the number of occurences for each item.

  • Insert Chart.
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Thank you very much, works perfectly!! – iamserious Jan 25 '11 at 16:56
I Wanted to vote up your answer as well but I dont have enough points sorry! – iamserious Jan 25 '11 at 16:56

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