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Productivity Activities
Last updated Feb 27, 2024

Get Excel Chart


Copies an Excel chart to the clipboard for use in other activities. You can paste a chart later in the automation in a Word document using the Paste Chart/Picture into Document activity or in a PowerPoint slide using the Paste Item into Slide activity.

The activity can be used with an Excel file selected for a parent Use Excel File activity or with the Project Notebook.

Configuring the Activity

In the Body of the Activity
  • Chart - Click Plus docs image on the right side of the field, then, from the menu, select the file, sheet, and then a chart, or select Indicate in Excel to indicate a chart directly from the file. Alternatively, you can select Custom Input to enter a chart name manually, or Open in Advanced Editor to enter a VB expression.
  • Action - The action to be applied to the selected chart:

    • Copy to clipboard - Copies the selected chart to clipboard.
    • Save as picture - Saves the selected chart as a picture.
  • File name - The name of the file where the chart is saved as a picture. Click Browse docs image next to the field, browse to a location, and then choose a name for the file and click Save.
Properties Panel


  • DisplayName - The name displayed for the activity in the Designer panel.


  • Action - See Action in the body of the activity.
  • Chart - See Chart in the body of the activity.
  • File name - See File name in the body of the activity.
  • Replace existing file - Replaces an existing file with the same name when saving the chart as a picture.


  • Private - If selected, the values of variables and arguments are no longer logged at Verbose level.
  • Configuring the Activity

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