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Range.DataSeries method

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.


Name Required/Optional Data type Description
Rowcol Optional Variant Can 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.
Type Optional XlDataSeriesType The type for the data series.
Date Optional XlDataSeriesDate If the Type argument is xlChronological, the Date argument indicates the step date unit.
Step Optional Variant The step value for the series. The default value is 1.
Stop Optional Variant The stop value for the series. If this argument is omitted, Microsoft Excel fills to the end of the range.
Trend Optional Variant True 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.

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

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