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Alex_Rns Frequent Visitor
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How to show Name of Day on X-Axis

Newbie here, so excuse me if the question is stupid. I import an Excel file that contais a date column in a 'long date' format, meaning that the name of the day is already there.

When making a simple visualization of 'Sales by Day', the date on the X-Axis is in the format 'Date-Month'. I can't seem to find a way to show the name of day which is important to me.

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Community Support Team
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Re: How to show Name of Day on X-Axis

Hi @Alex_Rns 

Open Edit queries, select the "Date" column, then select "Add column"->add year, add month name, add day, add day name

then close&&apply, create a calcuated column

format date = FORMAT([date],"ddd mmm dd")

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Then you could create two kinds of visuals

1.png2.png

 

Best Regards

Maggie

 

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

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: How to show Name of Day on X-Axis

Hi @Alex_Rns 

I make a simple test.

Please find which is different from yours.

data in excel  
date sales
Monday, January 1, 2018 1
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 2
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 3
Thursday, January 4, 2018 4
Friday, January 5, 2018 5
Saturday, January 6, 2018 6

When importing to Power BI Desktop, if the date format isn't as you expected, you could change the date type as below.

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Then in the visual

Keep the "date" hierarchy (or no "date" hierarchy is also ok)  and click on the icon circled by me.

5.png

 

Please look at my demo.

If you have any problem, please let me know.

 

Best Reagrds

Maggie

 

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

Alex_Rns Frequent Visitor
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Re: How to show Name of Day on X-Axis

Hi Maggie,

 

Thanks for your answer.

What I need to do is have the name of each day shown on X-Axis like marked below:

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: How to show Name of Day on X-Axis

Hi @Alex_Rns 

You could work with a workaround using DAX function "FORMAT".

 

Create columns with this funnction and add them to the Axis.

 

 

Best Regards

Maggie

Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: How to show Name of Day on X-Axis

Hi @Alex_Rns 

Open Edit queries, select the "Date" column, then select "Add column"->add year, add month name, add day, add day name

then close&&apply, create a calcuated column

format date = FORMAT([date],"ddd mmm dd")

3.png

Then you could create two kinds of visuals

1.png2.png

 

Best Regards

Maggie

 

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