how to create an bar chart with rept function step by stepIn-cell charts are awesome.

And today, I’ll show you how to create an in-cell bar chart with rept function.

But, do they really worth your time?

Yes.

Here is the single important reason.

They are easy to create and simple to use.

Ahead, in this post, I’ll show a step by step process to create a decent bar chart with rept function.

how to create an bar chart with rept function

But Do You Know About REPT Function?

Here is a simple definition.

You can use REPT Function to repeat a specific text for a specific number of times.

Syntax

REPT(text, number_times)

The main use of REPT function is for creating in-cell charts.

Steps To Create Bar Chart With REPT Function

I have a mark sheet of students & I want to add a bar in the performance cell next to the marks.

how to create an bar chart with rept function marks table

Here are the steps.

how to create an bar chart with rept function insert option buttons

  • Name both of the buttons “Only Percentage” & “Bars”. And, link then to a cell. (I have linked then to cell A1)

how to create an bar chart with rept function link option buttons

  • Now, come back to your data table & insert the following formula into the cell.
    • =IF(A$1=1,REPT(“|”,B3)&” “&TEXT(B3/100,”0%”),B3/100)
    • Make sure to change font style to “PlayBill”.
  • Drag the formula to the entire table & your bar chart is ready.

how to create an bar chart with rept function ready table

I have used conditional formatting to highlight bar for the student whose marks are below 40.

How This Formulas Work?

In this formula, I have used IF function for a conditional formula.

When you select option button “Bars” you’ll get 1 in cell A1 then rept function will show you a bar & percentage in the cell.

And, when you select “Only Percentage” it will show just percentage.

Sample File

Last Words

By using this technique you can fire up your boring data.

If you compare both of the tables (with or without bars), you’ll notice that by using bars you can present your data in an understandable way.

Over To You

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What’s Next

You can also try following things with rept function.