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Time Chart - Display Time in Y-axis

Hello, I have this dataset:









And I am trying to create this in Power BI:




The excel chart is using the Time Elapsed since OBL to first/last button columns (last 2 columns on the table).


My issue is that I can not illustrate time values on the y axis. I can only reproduce the chart by converting time into numbers with decimals.


Can you please advice if there is a way to do this?


Thank you very much in advance


Hi @airportplanner,


As of now, there is no way.


Prateek Raina

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Sitck with your original solution (convert to number) and add a tooltip which displays date value was best I could come up with. 

Helper III
Helper III

How (or Why!) is this marked as solved? Shouldn't this remain open for MS to revert with some option? Just wondering!

Regular Visitor


did you found a solution for your issue

No, unfortunately, Power BI does not support this function.


You can not have hh:mm:ss on Y axis

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Memorable Member

Hi @airportplanner,


There is no Power BI visual which directly supports this.

You can however check out this thread and may find a solution based on R based Chart.


Also, kindly vote up this idea.


Prateek Raina

@prateekrainaunfortunately the R based chart does not work for me.


So are we saying that there is literally no way that a chart can contain time values at the y-axis in Power Bi?

I am in the same boat. Did you able to resolve this issue ?




Hi @airportplanner,


As of now, there is no way.


Prateek Raina

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