This post will guide you how to **make a cumulative sum chart** in Excel. How do I create a cumulative sum chart in Excel 2013/2016. How to add a cumulative total to a line chart in Excel.

## Create a Cumulative Chart

Assuming that you have a list of data in range B1:C5 that contain sales data. And you want to create a cumulative sum chart for these data. How to achieve it. You just need to do the following steps:

**#1** select one blank cell next to the Sales column, and type the name of column D header as “TOTAL”.

**#2** type the following formula based on the SUM function in the Cell D2. And press **Enter** key in your keyboard, and then drag the AutoFill Handle from Cell D2 to D5.

**=SUM(C$2:C2)**

**#3** select all data, and then go to **INSERT** tab, click **Insert Column Chart** command under **Charts** group. And select one **2-D Clustered Column**. And one Column Chart has been created based on the selected data.

**#4** click Total Data series in the chart, and right click on it and **select Change Series Chart Type** from the popup menu list. The **Change Chart Type** dialog will open.

**#5** change the Chart type for TOTAL data series to **Line**, click **OK** button.

**#6** select the line data series, and right click on it. And select **Add Data Labels**, then select **Add Data Labels** sub menu.

**#7** Let’s see the result.

### Related Functions

- Excel SUM function

The Excel SUM function will adds all numbers in a range of cells and returns the sum of these values. You can add individual values, cell references or ranges in excel.The syntax of the SUM function is as below:= SUM(number1,[number2],…)…

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