How to Remove Weekends in Chart Date Axis in Excel

Sometimes when creating a chart with date as axis, weekends are always included in date axis automatically. As there is no data in weekends, so if they are removed from data axis, the chart looks more clearly. This article will help you to fix this issue. We will provide you one method and one trick to remove weekends from your chart.

Precondition:

Create a table with only two columns. In date column we only list weekdays.

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Insert a chart based on the table.

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You may notice that no matter in which type of chart, weekends are displayed in date axis improperly.

Method 1: Remove Weekends by Change Axis Type to Text Axis


Step 1: Right click on date axis, select Format Axis.

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Step 2: In Format Axis window, under Axis Options, you may find that ‘Automatically select based on data’ is checked by default.

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Check on Text axis. As the three options are mutually exclusive, so if Text axis is checked, the default checked option is unchecked.

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Step 3: As soon as you check on Text axis option, your chart is updated automatically, weekends are removed from date axis.

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Method 2: Remove Weekends by Adding Week Number


This is a trick that to prevent weekends from displaying in date axis.

Step 1: Insert a new column before date column. Add week number before date. Example please see below screenshot.

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Step 2: Select the whole table, then insert a chart.

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Verify that due to add a new column, this time weekends are not displayed.

 

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