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Make a Plot from Excel in Plotly 2.0

How to make a plot from Excel in Plotly 2.0

Step 1

Supported Files in Plotly

Maybe you're more comfortable organizing, editing, and saving your data in an Excel spreadsheet or worksheet.

If that's the case, Plotly has made it convenient for you to upload your own data files by accepting them in .xls, .xlsx, and .csv formats.

Step 2

Import Your Data File

Head to Plotly’s new online workspace to upload your data's Excel file. You do this by clicking the IMPORT DATA tab.

Import data second shot

You have the option to drag and drop your file, or select “click to upload”.

Upload files

Step 3

Create Your Chart

After adding your own data, go to 'Create' under the GRAPH section on the left-hand side of your workspace, then select the 'Chart Type' of your choice. If you have a plot in mind but need help getting started, visit our 'Help' page for great tutorials.

Choose chart main

Step 4

Save and Share

Once your chart is done, click SAVE on the left-hand side. To learn more about saving, sharing, and exporting your work, visit this page.

Uploading your Excel file is just one way of adding your data to Plotly. For more information, including working with multiple data sets, see this tutorial!

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