ability to use unique dates in bar chart

Peter_R_Knight Registered Posts: 31 ✭✭✭✭

if you use a datetime as x-axis on a bar chart, it is treated as a date and so automatically chooses bins, you can also choose to bin by year/month etc but you can use the actual unique values - i.e. a 'treat as alphanumeric' option.

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  • AshleyW
    AshleyW Dataiker, Alpha Tester, Dataiku DSS Core Designer, Registered, Product Ideas Manager Posts: 161 Dataiker

    Hi @Peter_R_Knight

    Thanks for the idea! Can you give us some information on your use case and what type of visualization you're trying to build?



  • Peter_R_Knight
    Peter_R_Knight Registered Posts: 31 ✭✭✭✭

    I'm sorry I can't remember the exact use case. but I was trying to create a bar chart with dates on x axis, but didn't want them linear spaced. e.g. if my data had 1956, 1957, 2011,2012 you might want 4 bars rather than 1 per year. so was suggesting adding the 'treat as alphanumeric' (with a user entered format string like 'yyyy') as is the case for numeric fields.

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