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niccolo_guazz
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Plot dataset with x-axis dates

Dear all.

I am working with a dataset with which I am creating a dashboard. My dataset is very simple, a first column of [yyyy-mm-dd-hh-mm], and a second column with many values.

I read in many threads and forum about the difficulty to plot dates on x-axis (including hours and minuts).

As reference I am using this dashboard built in PowerBi https://www.terna.it/it/sistema-elettrico/transparency-report/total-load .(Public data of Italian electric energy generation)

This is exactly the outcome I would like to obtain, but by now I cannot display the hours and minuts. I used their data to reproduce the dashboard.

I tried to switch from a "dates" x-axis to a "text" x-axis, but the result is not the same, and furthermore the plot does not occupy the whole page but I have to move to the right.

niccolo_guazz_0-1670078623424.png

I really cannot understand how the linked dashboard was built.

Any idea?

Thanks.

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MFelix
Super User
Super User

Hi @niccolo_guazz ,

 

To get this visualization working properly you need to extract the time to another column making your table look like this:

MFelix_0-1670081862331.png

 

Then use the Time column on your axis and filter for the last relative day

MFelix_1-1670081896304.png

This should give expected result.

 

If you want to keep the datetime stamp when you donwload it you need to do a different option:

  • Duplicate the date column
  • Format with hours format hh:mm
  • Use this column on your axis
  • Filter for the relative date

Has you can see below both charts are the same:

MFelix_2-1670082056436.png

For the more than one day option they only used the date column with the format of date.

 

See attach PBIX file.

 

 


Regards

Miguel Félix


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The last field of the values is the tooltip you can add more fields to the tooltip, in this case add the original date column.


Regards

Miguel Félix


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niccolo_guazz
Regular Visitor

 Thanks @MFelix .

Do you know how I could show wven the day in the black-box below (in addition to the hour)?

And in general do you know how to modify the aspect of the box?

thank you.

niccolo_guazz_0-1670085972539.png

 

The last field of the values is the tooltip you can add more fields to the tooltip, in this case add the original date column.


Regards

Miguel Félix


Did I answer your question? Mark my post as a solution!

Proud to be a Super User!

Check out my blog: Power BI em Português



MFelix
Super User
Super User

Hi @niccolo_guazz ,

 

To get this visualization working properly you need to extract the time to another column making your table look like this:

MFelix_0-1670081862331.png

 

Then use the Time column on your axis and filter for the last relative day

MFelix_1-1670081896304.png

This should give expected result.

 

If you want to keep the datetime stamp when you donwload it you need to do a different option:

  • Duplicate the date column
  • Format with hours format hh:mm
  • Use this column on your axis
  • Filter for the relative date

Has you can see below both charts are the same:

MFelix_2-1670082056436.png

For the more than one day option they only used the date column with the format of date.

 

See attach PBIX file.

 

 


Regards

Miguel Félix


Did I answer your question? Mark my post as a solution!

Proud to be a Super User!

Check out my blog: Power BI em Português



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