Learn How to Plot Bar Graphs in Excel with easy steps and a simple example. A bar graph is a diagram with rectangular bars. The graph usually compares or shows the relationship between two different categories.

### Microsoft Excel – Plotting Bar Graphs

A graph is a diagram that shows the relationships between two or more things. Bar graphs, pie charts, linear graphs, etc are some examples of a graph. Graphs are very useful tools to present the data in a meaningful way.

Let us take an easy example to see how can we plot a bar graph. I am using Excel 365 application but the same steps can be followed in other excel versions too.

**Step 1: Make the Data Table**

Our requirement is the data where 2 Categories are related. We have taken some random data as shown below i.e prices of the various articles.

**Step 2: Select the table and Go to the Insert option in the Menu**

**Step 3: Go to Charts where all the graph options are available. Select the ‘Bar Graph’ option.**

**Step 4: Choose the bar graph style as per your requirements or choice. You will see your bar graph ready on the same sheet at the center.**