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jtgriffith
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Bar chart log scale

I created a horizontal bar chart with a drill down feature. The visualization shows the quantity of products sold at different levels of classification hierarchies. 

 

I need to use a logarithmic scale on the x-axis, but that doesn't appear to be an option (the only option is "linear" for "Scale Type").

 

If I change the visualization type to "Line Chart", then I have the option of a Log Scale. 

 

Is this feature just not implemented yet?

 

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v-qiuyu-msft
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Community Support

Hi @jtgriffith,

 

Based on my research, Log scale type is not available in bar charts and column charts currently.

 

Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu

 

 

Community Support Team _ Qiuyun Yu
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cyclist007
Resolver III
Resolver III

The log axis option in bar charts is available after you enter 1 for the minimum value. See image below:

 

Log Scale in column chart.PNG

 

Credit to this post: http://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/Is-logarithmic-scale-in-power-BI-possible/m-p/134138/highlig...

 

This should have been automatic, not required manual entry for minimum value!

Hikmer
Microsoft
Microsoft

Unreal this isn't implemented....beyond disappointing.  Everything needs to be voted on when somethign so obvious should be done???

v-qiuyu-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @jtgriffith,

 

Based on my research, Log scale type is not available in bar charts and column charts currently.

 

Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu

 

 

Community Support Team _ Qiuyun Yu
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
dedelman_clng
Community Champion
Community Champion

Try a column chart and see if that gives you the log option on Y-axis.

bidgeir
MVP

I don't work for Microsoft so I don't know if it not implemented yet or deliberatly left out but generally speaking all types of visuals have or can have different attributes. An attribute on one type of visual does not have to be on other type of visuals. So even though there is log scale on the line graph there might never be one on the bar chart. 

 

If you need it and think it makes sense you should submit it as an idea at ideas.powerbi.com and try to get people to vote it up.

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