I'm wanting to use Power BI for Google Analytics and website ranking reports.
One of the crucial parts that I'm struggling with is the Rankings line graph. Basically, in order to make the graph look positive, I need to invert the Y axis so that 0 is at the top and 100 is at the bottom. (A position of 1 is the best)
I can't seem to find any way of doing this.. In Excel you would simply reverse the axis but this option doesn't seem to be available in PowerBi.
Could anyone advise on how this could be achieved?
Thanks in advance.
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There is currently no option to invert the Y axis in your chart. Best workaround would be to multiply your values by -1.
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I am using a stacked bar chart.
This was working before (I believe), however got blown out due to some assistance from a coworker.
I figured out an oddity (at least to me) in that when I rearrange the X axis order in Visualizations, THAT rearranges the listing. So it doesen't seem that it's pulling from the data table. Like I said, I'm just starting to learn PBI, so bear with me if you would :), esp when/if I get terminology mixed up.
Thanks for following on with this, and yes, I see them. However... for Descending order:
For Ascending order:
I'm just baffled...
Again, thanks for the assist on this. It just doesn't make any sense
In that case, establish the order in the (dimension?) table using a sorting column ("order"), sorting the column by the order you have established,
and the order integrity will be maintained in the visual:
Are you talking in the table view? if so...
So that's already established there. I don't know what a dimension table is... and so now to add more to what I need to know more about 🙂 Is what I referenced is a 'Fact' table? I'm not sure how to add a dimension table... more youtube videos I guess...
Ideally you should be working with dimension tables (Best practices). The problem is that this field is a text field, so regardless of the apparent order you see, it may not actually be the order sorted as a text column.
Having said that, check that when you are sorting you have selected the actual field and not the value.
To get an order column, go into Power Query and add an index column (it take it the Audit/project field contains unique values?) under Add Column > Index. Use the index column to sort the field by in the table view (as per my first gif in my previous reply)
I found a solution to this problem.
To make the graph look positive , we can make a measure for the values and then multiply it with -1.
Then download a "multiple axis chart - XViz" and drag your measure into the values section. This will display an inverted chart but will show the data as negative values.
To change this go to number format and turn on semantic formatting.
Change the negative value format and positive value format to (X). You can change their colours as well. This will now show the values without the negative sign.
Thanks for your solution @Anonymous,
Now it's even easier using Multiple Axis Chart- xViz, as they added a new function to 'Reverse Axis', please see the screenshot below for navigation:
Edit: Darn, the visual is paid
Thank you. the -1 multiplication was normal but changing the representation was clever. Thanks. Its not a solution but its good enough while we wait ( somewhat impatiently ) for a product fix. Thanks
I had a similar requirement a few months ago and have recently pushlished the R-Script visual that I developed. Hopefully if can help you guys
I have the same problem and, although it is not the ideal solution, I added to the chart two lines, one as a Maximum Value and the other with the minimum Value and I called them as "WORST" and BEST". The Visual looks like the image. Hope it will help you. Regards, Josep
There is no solution as of now but you can do it by multiplying your Y-axis dimension with -1 and call it [dimension name (inv)] or something like this.
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