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Advocate I
Advocate I

sort a bar chart

I created a bar chart that is sorted largest to smallest. I tried to recreate another bar chart on another report, and can't figure out how I sorted the bar chart largest to smallest. There is probably a very simple explanation, but after 20 minutes of searching, I'm just a little frustrated. Thanks for your help!

Advocate I
Advocate I

Oh my goodness! Thank you! I knew it was something simple. And thank you for the quick responses! 🙂

Super User IV
Super User IV

Ellipses in visual, Sort By expand, pick what to sort by and it should go from largest to smallest.


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Advocate IV
Advocate IV

You can sort bar charts by clicking the elipse in the rop right corner of the visual and choosing the sort option.  The visual can be sorted by either the axis values or the numeric values.


Here is an article that explains it.

I tied searching for this feature, and couldn't find for 15 min. This post helped me in figuring out. Thanks.



Cannot figure why one of the bars is not sorting correctly from largest to smallest?


any ideas?


see images attached.A2Z.pngZ2A.png





I needed to click ON the sorting icon.

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