# Modify graph data in Pages on iPad

You can modify a graph’s data (numbers, dates, or durations) at any time. You can add and remove an entire data series or edit a data series, by adding or deleting specific data from it.

## Add or delete a data series

Tap the graph, then tap Edit Data.

Do any of the following:

*Add a data series:*Tap cells, then enter the data for your new data series.*Remove a data series:*Tap the bar for the row or column you want to delete, then tap Delete.*Reorder data series:*Touch and hold a bar for a row or column, then drag to re-order the data series.*Enter dates, times and durations:*Tap , turn on Full Keyboard, then enter your data.

Tap Done to return to the graph.

## Switch rows and columns as data series

When you add a graph, Pages defines the default data series for it. In most cases, if a table is square or if it’s wider than it is tall, the table rows are the default series. Otherwise, the columns are the default series. You can change whether rows or columns are the data series.

Tap the graph, then tap Edit Data.

Tap , then tap Plot Rows as Series or Plot Columns as Series.

Tap Done to return to the graph.

## Share the x-axis for multiple values along the y-axis for scatter and bubble charts

Sharing the x-axis means plotting a single kind of value along the x-axis, while allowing for multiple kinds of values plotted along the y-axis. By default, the x-axis values are shared among multiple sets of y-axis values in some types of graphs.

Tap the graph to select it, then tap Edit Data.

Tap , then tap Share X Values.

Tap Done to return to the graph.

## About graph downsampling

If a column, bar, line or area graph references a table with a large number of data points, the graph automatically shows a representative sample of each series to improve the performance of Pages. Downsampling doesn’t change or remove the data in your table, and only changes the visible data points in the graph.

If your Graph data is being downsampled, a message appears when you tap Large Data Set in the Graph tab of the Format menu.

If you want to see certain data points in your graph, you need to create the graph from a smaller table or a smaller selection of data from a large table.