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Resolver II

Likert scale graphs

Hi all, 


I have a data base from a survey with more than 100 columns with Strongly disagree, agree, neutral, agree, strongly agree data for each column. 


I need transport this result into graph on our powerBI dashboard. Everything is fine except for the ordering of the axis X of the graph. Is there any easy way to sort the axis X to display as Strongly disagree, agree, neutral, agree, strongly agree without creating a sorting column for each column of the table ?

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Hi @Rich_coutinho ,

In power bi desktop visual, the default is to sort by first letter for using text as legend. So creating a sorting column is a relatively straightforward way to achieve the requirements.


Best Regards,
Yingjie Li

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@v-yingjl i was trying to find a solution as i have more than 200 columns to sort, and wont be feasible to create one sort column for each one. 

It's a while since I've attempted one of these Likert questions.  I think I remember that unpivotting the question columns is the way to go.

You should then be able to create a sorting dimension to customise the sort order.


Can you give a screenshot of the sample data and the chart that you have built?

That's the graph, and i want to sort it by:  Strongly disagree, Disagree, Neither Agree or Disagree, Agree, Strongly agree 

Power BI Sort.jpg


That's the data 



I am trying to figure out a way to sort it without create a extra column qwith sorting index for each column. 

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