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TarcMaylor
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Advocate I

Resizing Bar Width in Clustered Column Chart

I'm building a clustered column chart (photo below), and would like to resize the width of the bars in that chart if possible, but I am not having any luck finding a way to do this.  I know that other version of this has been asked and answered already (http://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/chart-column-width/m-p/17749#M5116), but the answer to those questions was "you are missing a field for your Axis", meanwhile I already have an axis value.  

 

Any help?  Thanks!

 

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@TarcMaylor,

There is no method that could be used to change width of column unless we resize the whole chart to make the column wider. There is also an idea about adjusting blank space, you can vote it up.

Regards,

Community Support Team _ Lydia Zhang
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KiranBeethoju
Regular Visitor

Step - 1

Select Clustered Column Chart from Visualizations, drag your data columns into visual

 

Step - 2

Click on your visual, goto Format and enable X-axis, 

 

Step - 3

 

In X axis settings you can see Minimum Category width and inner padding tweak them as your wish

 

Problem solved 😊

 

 

jeffmjohnson330
Frequent Visitor

You have to make sure under X axis that the Type is "Categorical" and not "Continuous" otherwise it won't let you adjust the category width.

aswinrhs
Advocate I
Advocate I

Go to Format option and type Padding. In X-axis, you will find inner padding %. Now, change the % and you can see the width of the column altered. Changing the width of a columnChanging the width of a column

Also under X-axis adjusting "Minimum Category Width" helps better than reducing the padding I found.

 

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Has anyone found a better solution or workaround to this? Adjusting the inner padding or column width made very little change for me. Another chart type that can support field based target with conditional coloring on the bars (below or above target) would be fine.

Trying to get this right as well. I find the parameters of X axis are not doing anything. All I get is this silly looking chart:

 

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v-yuezhe-msft
Microsoft
Microsoft

@TarcMaylor,

You are able to change width of the whole chart as shown in screenshot below. However, it is not possible to resize bar width of a single bar, an idea about this issue has been submitted in this link, please vote it up.

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Regards,
Lydia

Community Support Team _ Lydia Zhang
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Thanks for the reply. I was looking for any option *except* for resizing the entire chart though... I'm not looking to change the size of one of the bars, but actually all of them. There is so much wasted, blank space on that chart that it seems like it would make it easier to see the data if all of the columns could be wider. Does it make it any more possible if I'm wanting to change the width of every column and not just one of them?

@TarcMaylor,

There is no method that could be used to change width of column unless we resize the whole chart to make the column wider. There is also an idea about adjusting blank space, you can vote it up.

Regards,

Community Support Team _ Lydia Zhang
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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What everyone that is asking for this wants to do is to control the use of white space around a chart _and_ the width of the bars. This is a very reasonable thing to ask because without it the charts are not balanced in the amount of space they use -- for example, a chart with only 5 bars, if displayed in a larger width area, will be centered and have an unusual amount of white space around it, yes the bars will be bigger, but I want them over to the left, not centered, and I want them much wider than they will be if I shrink the width of the whole chart.

"No Method to change the width of the bar chart"  This is NOT a solution.

 

I too am in the same situation - would like to increase the width of the bar charts since there is so much white space.

 

Jose

Source: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_excel-mso_mac-mso_mac2011/how-do-you-cha...

 

A:

 

The usual way to change the width of the vertical bars in a Column chart type is to change the gap width (in all versions of Excel, Windows and Mac).

Select the data series by clicking on one of the bars (just to be sure the data series is selected). 

Right-click or control-click, and choose Format Data Series from the context menu. 

In the Format Data Series dialog box, select Options. 

Then change the Gap width.

For wider bars, make the gap width smaller. 

For narrower bars, make the gap width larger.

-  Mike Middleton, www.TreePlan.com

A:

 

The usual way to change the width of the vertical bars in a Column chart type is to change the gap width (in all versions of Excel, Windows and Mac).

Select the data series by clicking on one of the bars (just to be sure the data series is selected). 

Right-click or control-click, and choose Format Data Series from the context menu. 

In the Format Data Series dialog box, select Options. 

Then change the Gap width.

For wider bars, make the gap width smaller. 

For narrower bars, make the gap width larger.

-  Mike Middleton, www.TreePlan.com

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