Adding PatternsΒΆ

Whole data series and individual data points can be extensively styled through the graphicalProperties. Getting things just right may take some time.

from openpyxl import Workbook
from openpyxl.chart import BarChart, Reference
from openpyxl.chart.marker import DataPoint

from openpyxl.drawing.fill import PatternFillProperties, ColorChoice

wb = Workbook()
ws =

rows = [

for r in rows:

c = BarChart()
data = Reference(ws, min_col=1, min_row=1, max_row=8)
c.add_data(data, titles_from_data=True)
c.title = "Chart with patterns"

# set a pattern for the whole series
series = c.series[0]
fill =  PatternFillProperties(prst="pct5")
fill.foreground = ColorChoice(prstClr="red")
fill.background = ColorChoice(prstClr="blue")
series.graphicalProperties.pattFill = fill

# set a pattern for a 6th data point (0-indexed)
pt = DataPoint(idx=5)
pt.graphicalProperties.pattFill = PatternFillProperties(prst="ltHorz")

ws.add_chart(c, "C1")"pattern.xlsx")
"Sample bar chart with patterned columns"