Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Advocate I
Advocate I

Charticulator - setting Y Axis maximum value using a measure?

I've recently started learning Charticulator, and except for a few niggles (like being unable to change a symbol color once created), I love the customisation possibilities.

One thing I'd need is the ability to set a custom max value for my Y axis based on a different measure.

My current chart includes several superposed line glyphs, including a scatter chart with all the data and a rolling average line chart:



Obviously my rolling average does not have the same max value than my "all data" line so when setting both glyphs on top of each other, the Y axis don't match. As a work around I've manually set a hard coded max value for my Y Axis on all glyphs but that obviously won't work once I start using slicers to filter the data.


Any advice on this please?


Community Support
Community Support

Hi @lolouk44 ,


Could you pls provide your sample .pbix file for test?Better show me your expected output.

Remember to remove the confidential information.


Best Regards,

Did I answer your question? Mark my reply as a solution!

Hi @v-kelly-msft 


Sorry for the late reply, I've been busy with work.

See  sample:

You will see I manually set the Y axis min and max values.

Hi @lolouk44 ,


Do you mean that you hope the max value changed dynamically according to the slicer?


Which filter are you using?The one inside charticulator?Or Slicer below?


I'm a little confused about your requested output..


Best Regards,

Did I answer your question? Mark my reply as a solution!

Hi @lolouk44 ,


Have you checked the max value for Y axis?


Best Regards,

Did I answer your question? Mark my reply as a solution!

Thanks. I'm still a noob with charticulator so I'm probably doing something wrong.


Power BI's built in charts automatically adjusts the Y axis when there are multiple values displayed.

I've not found out how to have multiple values on the same chart in charticulator, because as far as I understand you have to drag & drop a measure on the Y axis.

So my workaround is to have multiple charts on top of each other, but obviously I need to adjust the Y axis ranges so they match.


Maybe I should have asked my question differently if my approach isn't right: how do I share the Y axis with multiple measures/values? (the X axis remains the dates table)

Hi @lolouk44 ,


I didnt use a measure but click ... then choose edit:


Select "Plot Segment 1">Go to attributes>Find below information>check the selections:


Check the reference below:


Best Regards,

Did I answer your question? Mark my reply as a solution!




I'm sorry, I don't know if I can't explain what I'm after or if I'm missing something obvious.

If I set Auto Max value for both axis, my first chart (scatter plott) Y axis ranges from 0 to 6, so my chart is pretty much empty. (I have to manually set the range to 0-60 to see all bubbles)

So the auto-values don't work as they don't sync up with one another.


Hi  @lolouk44 ,


But from the test here,if you set auto for Y axis for each Plot(in your sample .pbix file,there are 2),they will all show in the visual,is below what you are after?Or you just wanna get one Y axis which contains the max value from 2 plots?



Best Regards,

Did I answer your question? Mark my reply as a solution!

Thanks for coming back to me.

Seeing as I have multiple plots on top of each other (I know only 2 in the file I sent), I need to find a way to align the Y axis. They're all set to manually start at 0, so this side is fine, but I also want to align the max. Not via a slicer, but via a measure that would calculate the max for the chart that would have the bigger fluctuation.

So in the screenshot you provided, how do I set the value 60 to be dynamic pls?

IfF this isn't possible, is there a way to use a generic Y axis that I could reuse for multiple charts?



Hey @lolouk44


Did you manage to find a solution? I want to do the same and have multiple series on the same Y-Axis - but can't find a way to make it work. 





Hi @sstockda 


I'm afraid no. Another project has taken priority so this has been left for now.

I'm thinking of whether I should create a measure that calculates axis elements up to the maxmum of all series and use this as a Y axis (pretty much the way the date axis is separate from each measure annd pulled from a separate Dates table) but not sure how to ensure each value exists in the Y Axis values table...

Do post an update here if you manage to achieve "our" goal 

I have the same question. I would assume it should be the first problem anyone would encounter when having more than one plot segments. I have two lines that are not categories (two distinct measures), and they need to be plotted on the same XY space, but inevitably the second plot segment will show a different Y range than the first one.

Any help would be valuable!

Helpful resources

Power BI Show Episode 10 Recap

The Power BI Community Show

Watch the playback when Amit Chandak, a Power BI Super User, demos how to use Field Parameters to make reports more dynamic.

Health and Life Sciences Power BI User Group

Health and Life Sciences Power BI User Group

Power BI specialists at Microsoft have created a community user group where customers in the provider, payor, pharma, health solutions, and life science industries can collaborate.

Ignite 2022

What's Next at Microsoft Ignite 2022

Explore the latest innovations, learn from product experts and partners, level up your skillset, and create connections from around the world.

Top Solution Authors