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josiahfaas Frequent Visitor
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date grouping for x-axis

I have a data set with a date field that I wish to use for the x-axis. The date field includes timestamp.

 

When I move this field to 'Axis' and include 'Number of Records' on 'Value' there is a bar for every value. I'd like to group these by either year, quarter, or month, depending on the required presentation.

 

Is creating a date table and adding a relationship to it the only way to accomplish this? Coming from Tableau where there are approx a dozen preset options that can be utilized, it just seems silly that there is not more built-in functionality here.

 

Am I missing something?

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Super User
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Re: date grouping for x-axis

No, you could also create some calculated fields for this, use FORMAT:

 

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Custom-Date-and-Time-formats-for-the-FORMAT-Function-DAX-dc...

 

You can get quarter by creating a "m" FORMAT column and then using a nested IF statement or other means to separate out the values into quarters.


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Super User
Super User

Re: date grouping for x-axis

No, you could also create some calculated fields for this, use FORMAT:

 

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Custom-Date-and-Time-formats-for-the-FORMAT-Function-DAX-dc...

 

You can get quarter by creating a "m" FORMAT column and then using a nested IF statement or other means to separate out the values into quarters.


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josiahfaas Frequent Visitor
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Re: date grouping for x-axis

Thanks smoupre!