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Vertical column labels in table and matrix

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on 03 May 2017 05:20:56

I have many column headings which are quite long. In Excel I can change the text alignment so the column heading runs vertically rather than horizontally. By using a smaller font it can display a lot more information this way. Now that you have added vertical data labelling to charts can we have similar functionality in the tables and matrices?

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:44:16

RE: Vertical column labels in table and matrix

Push, push, push. This is really important. I have 30+ columns with just a YES/NO value. Vertical column labels is the only way to make it work on a 4:3 page size.

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Tomi on 05 Jul 2020 23:41:28

RE: Vertical column labels in table and matrix

Is this really that difficult to implement? NOone had the idea to implement this functionality? There were no demand for this feature? An visual with X axis can do this in certain situations, please implement this for matrixes too.

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Toto on 05 Jul 2020 23:39:09

RE: Vertical column labels in table and matrix

It's a must have. It has been two months that I work with Power BI and I cannot understand that there are a lot of functions / possibilities from Excel and not developped in it... A lot of people "sell" me Power Bi as the replacant of Excel but actually, it's not the case....

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barbara david on 05 Jul 2020 23:38:26

RE: Vertical column labels in table and matrix

Hi Mathijs, I tried your tip but it does not work?

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barbara david on 05 Jul 2020 23:38:25

RE: Vertical column labels in table and matrix

Hi mathis, I tried your input but this deos not work

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Paul Hofmann on 05 Jul 2020 23:37:43

RE: Vertical column labels in table and matrix

I need this for a matric heatmap, where the idea is to show lots of cells in a small space (narrow columns). Headers with horizontal text makes the cells too wide.

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mathijs hendriks on 05 Jul 2020 23:36:56

RE: Vertical column labels in table and matrix

Hi All,



If you go to Format / Values turn on "Show on rows". and you'll have it.



Best regards,

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:33:59

RE: Vertical column labels in table and matrix

This is a must have

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Keith on 05 Jul 2020 23:32:57

RE: Vertical column labels in table and matrix

Essential. Otherwise Matrix is pretty much useless

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Mark Lewis on 05 Jul 2020 23:32:37

RE: Vertical column labels in table and matrix

Another vote, I could really do with this for reporting on AD group membership

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