Skip to main content
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

The ultimate Microsoft Fabric, Power BI, Azure AI & SQL learning event! Join us in Las Vegas from March 26-28, 2024. Use code MSCUST for a $100 discount. Register Now

Helper III
Helper III

R visual sort order

Hi All,

Not sure if this is the right place to request as this is about a R visual. However, as the visual is part of the Power BI report I thought I might give it a try. Let me know if this is not the right forum.


I have developed a Power BI report with custom sort of geographic hierarchies. There are 4 levels and I have created the right sort order in the data tables. Using this sort order I have built 2 visuals, a Matrix table and an R bar chart. I used the R chart as I needed error bars and it is not available in other visuals. I am very new to R, searched the internet and I was able to build the bar chart with error bars.

My issue is the matrix table is working with the custom sort that I have built and is in the right order. However the R visual is in alphabetical order. I have searched the internet and was able to find code that will allow manual sorting of the items but this will work only if it is static. My chart is meant to be dynamic and the geography items change when I apply the filter. 


Is it possible to get the R visual to follow the custom sort order that I have built. If you can help me that will be greatly appreciated. 


Please see the screenshot below for more detail and here is my R code for your reference/review


Thank you.


ggplot(unique(dataset), aes(x = LGA, y = Rate)) +
geom_point(size = 5, stroke = 0, shape = 18, colour="brown") +
geom_point() + geom_line() +
geom_errorbar(aes(ymin = LL, ymax = UL), width=0, position=position_dodge(.9), colour="brown", alpha=0.3, size=4) +
# remove background
# remove grid
theme(panel.grid.major = element_blank()) +
# axis labels placed at a 45* angle:
theme(axis.text.x = element_text(angle=45, hjust = 1))+
# x axis text size
theme(axis.text.x = element_text(size = 10))
R sort.png


Community Support
Community Support

Hi @PVS07 


If the above posts help, please kindly mark it as a answer to help others find it more quickly. thanks!

If not, please kindly elaborate more.


Community Support Team _ Dina Ye
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more
Super User
Super User

@PVS07 , I think you need to make visual sure visual is sorted by R

Hi @amitchandak - Thanks for the answer. However, when I clicked on the ellipse  button there was no sort option available like you get in other visuals.  Please see the screenshot below


Sorry if I interpreted your answer incorrectly.  




@PVS07 , if the visual is created in R. then return a sorted visual 

Super User
Super User


By the way, you don't need unique() - Power BI already does that for your dataframe as mentioned in the comments of the R visual.

Hi @lbendlin  - Thanks for the link and the quick tip on unique(). I will check the link.

Helpful resources

Fabric Community Conference

Microsoft Fabric Community Conference

Join us at our first-ever Microsoft Fabric Community Conference, March 26-28, 2024 in Las Vegas with 100+ sessions by community experts and Microsoft engineering.

February 2024 Update Carousel

Power BI Monthly Update - February 2024

Check out the February 2024 Power BI update to learn about new features.

Fabric Career Hub

Microsoft Fabric Career Hub

Explore career paths and learn resources in Fabric.

Fabric Partner Community

Microsoft Fabric Partner Community

Engage with the Fabric engineering team, hear of product updates, business opportunities, and resources in the Fabric Partner Community.

Top Solution Authors