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## Change number formatting

Good day,

How can I change the percentage on my stacked column chart into values(billions)?

Please see the image highlighted in yellow:

'Thank you

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Hi @Jedahn
In this kind of graph, you can't, because its purpose is to show percent, this is why it's name is "100% stacked ..."

If you need absolute values you can use a regular stacked graph

OR

Use text boxes and group them with the graph

PBIX is attached
P.S

It is important to note that from a data visualization perspective, there is a serious ambiguity problem in the graph in the image because the shape does not speak to the content.

For example, the percentage of presence of the choice in the first two columns, its dominance decreased in the second compared to the first.

But its absolute value increased.

The image captures much more attention than the numbers you put, so there is a risk of drawing the wrong conclusion.

A strong recommendation if you are going for a stacked graph of any type, to display the values only in percentages, each column is like a pie chart instead of round, its shape is square. Therefore, it can only display a part of total, which should be measured in percent

If absolute values are important as supporting data, they should be transferred to tooltips, if you are checking what happened with each category over time, you must separate them into separate graphs.

From here to your discretion 🙂

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Super User

Hi @Jedahn
In this kind of graph, you can't, because its purpose is to show percent, this is why it's name is "100% stacked ..."

If you need absolute values you can use a regular stacked graph

OR

Use text boxes and group them with the graph

PBIX is attached
P.S

It is important to note that from a data visualization perspective, there is a serious ambiguity problem in the graph in the image because the shape does not speak to the content.

For example, the percentage of presence of the choice in the first two columns, its dominance decreased in the second compared to the first.

But its absolute value increased.

The image captures much more attention than the numbers you put, so there is a risk of drawing the wrong conclusion.

A strong recommendation if you are going for a stacked graph of any type, to display the values only in percentages, each column is like a pie chart instead of round, its shape is square. Therefore, it can only display a part of total, which should be measured in percent

If absolute values are important as supporting data, they should be transferred to tooltips, if you are checking what happened with each category over time, you must separate them into separate graphs.

From here to your discretion 🙂

If this post helps, then please consider Accepting it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly

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