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pikamatt Regular Visitor
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As Timeline x-axis help

I have been using (successfully) the custom visual "As Timeline" to represent start/stop intervals on a non-time based measurement (measuring a task from start to stop, every day, based on non-sequential linear length).  It's pretty good at working, however today an executive asked very specifically about adding a grid like one might see on a normal graph.  I haven't ever turned this on because when you turn on the x-axis, it shows linear distances as "time" because the visualization is programmed to, I'm guessing, only work with time scales.  Does anyone have any recommendations or replacement options?  The developer has turned off the ability to reach out for support so not sure what to do.

 

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v-evelk Member
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Re: As Timeline x-axis help

I am not sure that I clearly understand your issue but it looks like Gantt chart may be suitable for your aim.

There are two such visuals in the store:

- MS Gantt Chart

- Gantt Chart by MAQ Software

 

Kind Regards,

 

Evgenii Elkin,
Software Engineer
Microsoft Power BI Custom Visuals
pbicvsupport@microsoft.com

pikamatt Regular Visitor
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Re: As Timeline x-axis help

A Gantt chart won't work, because on a certain task (one band), it will only show one start & one end.  The kind of visualization I'm using/looking for will allow daily logs of start/stop (based on location) and group those together in one band, showing gaps.  So if a task was done from MP1 to MP5 on day one and on day two it was MP6 to MP8, then the band would show a gap from MP5 to MP6.

pikamatt Regular Visitor
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Re: As Timeline x-axis help

Okay, I am trying to use the "Gantt" custom visualization, but there's a lot of issues.  When in formatting, and I try to toggle on "Group Tasks", it immediately turns it off again without clicking.  Same with other things in the visualization.  Also the axis still shows as time/dates and not a simple 1, 2, 3, 4...

v-evelk Member
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Re: As Timeline x-axis help

Please clarify the issue with screens and detail description.

What type of Gantt do you try to use, MS Gant or MAQ Software Gantt?

 

If you need some specific functionality, you always can fork MS Gantt repository, modify it and adjust for your needs.

Also you can describe what features you need in detail and we will add them in our backlog to implement them later.

If you try to use MAQ Software Gantt it will be better to contact them directly to request some new features.

 

Evgenii Elkin,
Software Engineer
Microsoft Power BI Custom Visuals
pbicvsupport@microsoft.com

 

pikamatt Regular Visitor
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Re: As Timeline x-axis help

MS Gantt

 

Here are two GIFs.  The first one shows how the x-axis is a date, even though the values in the data are not.

X-axis is wrong.gif

 

And in this GIF you can see how the toggle "flips back" to the first setting even though I only click to turn it on.

Toggle doesn't stick.gif

v-evelk Member
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Re: As Timeline x-axis help

Ok, I see.

 

Could you please send me your report to pbicvsupport@microsoft.com to analyze it more deep?

It may be as like as a bug or just some restrictness.

If it is a bug I will add it into the backlog for the visual.

If it is a some restrictness I will add a new feature request into the backlog for the visual.

 

Thanks!

 

Evgenii Elkin,
Software Engineer
Microsoft Power BI Custom Visuals
pbicvsupport@microsoft.com

pikamatt Regular Visitor
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Re: As Timeline x-axis help

Sent.

v-evelk Member
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Re: As Timeline x-axis help

I received the report, thanks.

 

Looks like Gantt is not suitable for your case so it is definitely better to contact the author of "as Timeline" visual. I checked a support link from the app store and now it workы correctly. However, I haven't found any contacts on this page so, I will ask the author to provide some e-mail or will pass your request somehow else.

 

Evgenii Elkin,
Software Engineer
Microsoft Power BI Custom Visuals
pbicvsupport@microsoft.com