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donaldm Regular Visitor
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How to arrange the date chronological order on Scatter graph

I have a scatter graph visualization with the following:

- X-axis: Date of Event

- Y-axis: Abs Gains/Losses

- Size: Abs Gains/Losses

- Legend (Color): Business Group

 

If I DO NOT add the Business Group field to Legend, I am able to get the x-axis to sort chronologically.  Not sure why the sorting changes as soon as I pull in Business Group.

 

Please help!!

 

Before adding to Legend2019-01-16_14-05-28.png

 

 

 

 

After adding to Legend

2019-01-16_13-58-03.png

 

 

 

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Community Support Team
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Re: How to arrange the date chronological order on Scatter graph

Hi @donaldm,

 

I have made a test to reproduce your scenario.

 

We could find that the sort will be affected by the lagend if you add the legend field. 

 

bubble chart.PNG

 

Here is a workaround which may help you.

 

You could try this custom visual Dot Plot by MAQ Software which could achieve your expected output by my test.

 

dot polt.PNG

 

More details, please refer to this attachment.

 

Best Regards,

Cherry

Community Support Team _ Cherry Gao
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sturlaws Established Member
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Re: How to arrange the date chronological order on Scatter graph

Hi @donaldm,

 

difficult to troubleshoot without knowing your data, but is the value you put on the x-axis formatted as date datatype?

 

regards,

Sturla

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: How to arrange the date chronological order on Scatter graph

Hi @donaldm,

 

I have made a test to reproduce your scenario.

 

We could find that the sort will be affected by the lagend if you add the legend field. 

 

bubble chart.PNG

 

Here is a workaround which may help you.

 

You could try this custom visual Dot Plot by MAQ Software which could achieve your expected output by my test.

 

dot polt.PNG

 

More details, please refer to this attachment.

 

Best Regards,

Cherry

Community Support Team _ Cherry Gao
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
donaldm Regular Visitor
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Re: How to arrange the date chronological order on Scatter graph

correct - the x-axis is formatted as date type (with removed date hirearchy).

donaldm Regular Visitor
Regular Visitor

Re: How to arrange the date chronological order on Scatter graph

Hi Sherry,

 

Could you advise why this issue occurred? I was using a default MS PowerBI visualisation!

 

The visualisation you recommended has some issues with the sizing.  It seems the bubbles are smaller than the default visualisation...

Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: How to arrange the date chronological order on Scatter graph

Hi @donaldm,

 

You could go to formatting —— Bubbles, then you could set the bubble size like below.

 

bubble size.PNG

 

Best Regards,

Cherry

Community Support Team _ Cherry Gao
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