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ability to use unique dates in bar chart

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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
Dataiker
Status changed to: Needs Info

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?

Cheers,

Ashley

Peter_R_Knight
Level 2

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.

MichaelG
Community Manager
Community Manager
Status changed to: Gathering Input