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Axis with configurable units (/Interval)

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Benny van Heugten on 20 Jul 2016 19:33:24

Configurable option of Units (Interval) for the axis in a graph. Now PowerBI automatically choices to units between values on the size of the graph and the data. As an example with a small graph and values ranging from minus -200 and +400 the unit PowerBI choices to use is 200. In this example data becomes hard to understand. If there is an option to set a unit on the axis, we could improve visibility if the automatic one doesn’t fill the needs. In the example we could set the unit of the y-axis to 50, this will increase the number of values on the y-axis.

Maybe the number of labels will increase on the y-axis and not enough space to put them. So I can imagine design team wants to make the label part dynamic? But the graph axis lines based on the value put.

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Katlego Maponyane on 13 Sep 2023 12:29:47

RE: Axis with configurable units (/Interval)

I keep having to go back to Excel in order to use this very important function for viewing. This was requested in 2016, please can we get this function. If Excel can do it then so should PowerBI

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on 16 Aug 2023 03:49:15

RE: Axis with configurable units (/Interval)

It is imperative that intervals be customized. Would it be possible to include this feature in the next update?

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James Kennedy on 09 Aug 2023 15:50:46

RE: Axis with configurable units (/Interval)

How does Excel have this feature but PowerBI does not?

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Chris Edmonson on 01 Aug 2023 02:10:07

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Control over charts in Power BI should be at least as comprehensive as it is in Excel. Basic line charts in PBI are terrible - you can't display the axis lines, change scaling, and many other things. They look like charts in the DOS version of Lotus 123. Please consider improving chart capabilities to the level Excel has had for decades.

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Colin DELFAURE on 05 Jul 2023 18:58:48

RE: Axis with configurable units (/Interval)

Please we need it

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Dang Dang on 31 May 2023 15:04:24

RE: Axis with configurable units (/Interval)

can't believe this request has been here since 7/20/2016 ...

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Brittany Segura on 11 Apr 2023 19:37:12

RE: Axis with configurable units (/Interval)

Please implement this - upper management laughs when told it is not possible - especially considering it is in both Excel /PPT

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Ross Holmberg on 29 Mar 2023 22:31:30

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This is such a fundamental feature for a plotting tool. Power BI really letting us down here.

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Kyle Durand on 28 Mar 2023 20:28:52

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Our director knows the importance of how graphs should convey a story and being able to set the line intervals is a huge part of that, please make this ability possible!!

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Nidhi Sagar on 16 Feb 2023 05:32:27

RE: Axis with configurable units (/Interval)

Please! get this done already!