Bar Chart Label Area not wide enough for category labels, needs custom width property in Format
When creating a (horizontal) bar chart, often the space allocated for the axis (Y Axis: category or series) is not wide enough if the names are long. There should be an override setting in the Format page to adjust one way or the other.
Also, there is the ability to place the labels on the RIGHT side, but no way to reverse or mirror the bars such that the zero point is on the right side.
Would also like the ability to RIGHT JUSTIFY labels on the LEFT side of the bars, and LEFT justify labels on the Right side.
Agreed. Features (In Axis rollup) should be as follows:
1) Toggle to allow current Percentage based setting or specify an exact pixel dimension.
Using % should calculate and ghost pixels and vice-versa.
2) Add "ON TOP" label position to show label over bar (In addition to Left and Right)
3) Change label justification
4) Reverse bar direction (Create bars to left of origin)
This is especially important in ToolTip reports, where the user can't hover to get the full label.
Marc Buckingham commented
Its so odd that this problem exists. I hope it gets fixed soon.
Tim Bennett commented
This is partially solved (version 2.63.3272): in the bar chart's FORMAT tab, under Y-AXIS, set the MAXIMUM SIZE slider to modify the space available for labels. Set the POSITION dropdown to left or right to change the label position (but this does not put the zero point on the right side).
Tableau does this, why can't Power BI?
Mathijs Versteeg commented
Come on, we need this!
Sergey Volynkin commented
It will be great if the PowerBI team will provide well-built, well-structured, well-documented build-in visuals implemented as custom visuals, that will help to create some kind of 'standard' in developing custom visuals.
the Attribute Slicer allows you to define the portion that the bars take to give more space for the y-axis labels. need to have the regular bar charts to do the same.
Need to be able to make the labels wider. It allocates 90% of the width to the bar and truncates the labels.