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Hawkeye Frequent Visitor
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Editing Axis Text

Hi all,

 

New to PowerBi, so apologies if a stupid question.

 

I've previously been using Tableau which offers the ability to 'Edit Alias' on the text displayed on the Axis (and change the names originally drawn from the spreadsheet) is there a similar function for Power Bi?

 

It's not a case of a mass renaming of everything, just the odd title here and there that needs shortening - would I have to change the data file to make these changes, or is there a way to do it via the Desktop app?

 

Thanks! 

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v-jiascu-msft Super Contributor
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Re: Editing Axis Text

Hi @Hawkeye,

  

As we can see from the picture, the blue square part is the title of the axis. Did you mean you want to change the name of the part in the red square? If so, more than one value (name) would be a group. So we can change its name into "group A" or something else.

Did you mean this?

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Best Regards!

Dale

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v-jiascu-msft Super Contributor
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Re: Editing Axis Text

Hi @Hawkeye,

 

You can do it in the "Format" of Power BI Desktop. I guess most of the visuals have such settings.

 

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Best Regards!

Dale

Community Support Team _ Dale
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Hawkeye Frequent Visitor
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Re: Editing Axis Text

Sorry! My fault for not explaining clearly. 

 

So, for example, my Axis is named sales, and the report that the data is drawn from has the text of (for example):

 

  • Sales Ashton, Burton, Colleridge
  • Sales Tusome, Stoke, Wigan

 

and I'd like to shorten these on the axis to read something like:

  • Sales A - C
  • Sales T - W

 

Edit Alias in Tableau allows you to do that for individual row items without further data editing; I was just wondering if there was similar for Power Bi, or if I'd need to use another column in the datasheet with tidied up names and use that as labels.

 

Thanks 

 

 

Hawkeye Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: Editing Axis Text

Sorry to bump this - just curious as to if it's possible, or if it's something I should address in the data before importing.

 

 

v-jiascu-msft Super Contributor
Super Contributor

Re: Editing Axis Text

Hi @Hawkeye,

  

As we can see from the picture, the blue square part is the title of the axis. Did you mean you want to change the name of the part in the red square? If so, more than one value (name) would be a group. So we can change its name into "group A" or something else.

Did you mean this?

Editing Axis Text .jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Best Regards!

Dale

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

View solution in original post

Hawkeye Frequent Visitor
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Re: Editing Axis Text

Thanks! Yes, that's what I wanted, a way to change the text in the red square - and using Groups seems like a pretty good way to manage this.

 

Thanks again

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