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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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Carl Pearson on 16 Aug 2020 04:19:11

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Sheesh this would be really useful

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Dee on 16 Aug 2020 04:19:04

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please make this happen! i am getting this request for my dashboard by all the engineers who are ready to push management to switch out of PBI!

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Jonathan Watters on 16 Aug 2020 04:19:00

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why doesn't powerbi come with a host of features that were basic and completely necessary in excel 20 years ago? something something modern data vizualization, AI quantum teleportation hurr hurr hurr

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Harish on 16 Aug 2020 04:19:00

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Seriously this is still not out yet!! How do you expect end users to understand when I export the dashboard as pdf and send it over??

How will they understand what is impacting the most, when its not sort by values?

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Power BI User on 16 Aug 2020 04:18:17

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please make this happen

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Nina Petchprapa on 16 Aug 2020 04:18:16

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Really need this.

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Jean-Francois Monfette on 16 Aug 2020 04:18:15

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Please make this happen. I can't believe we need build custom measures as workarounds.

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Karol on 16 Aug 2020 04:17:54

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This is crazy that there is even no workaround for this...
If user wants to have legend on right side or left side it is doable only in reverted order!

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Michelle Merchak on 16 Aug 2020 04:17:24

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I've been able to do this with a stacked bar chart by making a sort column for the category column.

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Cyril Gagnaire on 16 Aug 2020 04:17:24

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I am aware that this is currently possible by creating measures for each legend item and creating a stacked column chart instead, and it works a treat.

But this is too much work for most of our users who wants fast, intuitive charts from their data.