Create an Excel chart with a Datasheet view

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When you create a Microsoft Excel chart with a Datasheet view, you first export and link the Datasheet view to Excel, and then create a chart in Excel based on the exported data.

  1. In the Datasheet view toolbar, click Task Pane to display the Task Pane for the Datasheet view.

  2. Click Chart with Excel .

Windows SharePoint Services exports the Datasheet view to Excel as a Web query file.

Excel then prompts you to open the Web query file. If Excel is already open, it allows you to choose to import the data in the Web query file into an existing worksheet, a new worksheet or a new workbook. Otherwise, Excel opens and imports the Datasheet into a new workbook. Excel displays the imported data as an Excel list in a worksheet, links the worksheet with the Datasheet view, and prompts you to create a chart using the Chart Wizard. For more information on Excel charts, see "About charts" in Excel help.