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Custom order for legend

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Krishna Sankar on 30 Jul 2015 05:43:14

I should be able to order the "legend" and the values for each legend category in a stacked bar chart. This is similar to "series order" feature in Excel

Administrator on 18 Oct 2022 00:54:14

Update 10/17: This is now in our upcoming roadmap and we will share more details in the coming months. Mo

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N1c0l3 on 16 Aug 2020 03:53:49

RE: Custom order for legend

Quick workaround: since it's sorted alphabetically, rename the data to have some number of spaces before it. "__legend1" "_legend2" "legend3" will sort as desired. Legend displayed at top of page strips preceding spaces, but the desired sort is achieved!

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DCS on 16 Aug 2020 03:53:48

RE: Custom order for legend

I tried to solve this issue by creating a table with Legend elements in a column and another column, and then ordering elements in Legend by other column, but I defined that column in terms of the Legend column (CALCULATE, ALLEXCEPT AND SUM), so Power BI refused to change the Sort (thus avoiding some sort of loop). Having this feature would definitely make it easier.

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ElliotP on 16 Aug 2020 03:53:31

RE: Custom order for legend

100% agreed. Allows you to avoid having to create a date workout for custom date hierarchy structures.

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James on 16 Aug 2020 03:53:28

RE: Custom order for legend

This is a must.

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Power BI User on 16 Aug 2020 03:53:09

RE: Custom order for legend

waterfall charts currently only sort by category. Need to have the ability to sort by the measure, as is present in column reports.

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M.R. on 16 Aug 2020 03:53:08

RE: Custom order for legend

Would be very useful, please add this feature!

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Robert.Grooters on 16 Aug 2020 03:53:03

RE: Custom order for legend

I have the same issue. The Power BI Team needs to provide some method to manually select the legend order.

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Colby on 16 Aug 2020 03:53:02

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Waterfalls only sort from increment to decrement for one measure (Variance to Budget) in my case, when switching to other measures (i.e. Variance to Forecast) the cart does not order by value and instead orders by the item names alphabetically in the x-axis. There is no sorting option to change this

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Woody Sellers on 16 Aug 2020 03:52:43

RE: Custom order for legend

Yes custom sort order is absolutely essential! For instance I have categories Research, Analyze, Develop which should display in that order.

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Power BI User on 16 Aug 2020 03:52:42

RE: Custom order for legend

Strongly agreed.