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Label Interactive Chart Y axis with percent sign

Newt
8 - Asteroid

I've created a dual axis / secondary Y axis chart.  One Y axis is in dollars, and the other represents percentages.  How can I get the numbers displayed on the two Y axes to have dollar signs and percentage signs?  I am feeding the chart tool the percentages formatted as strings with a percent sign included.  But the percent sign does not display.  I also feel there must be a simple way to get the other Y axis numbers labeled with dollar signs -- but I can't find out how.  Thanks for any help!

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danilang
18 - Pollux
18 - Pollux

Hi @Newt 

 

There doesn't seem to be away to apply a style formatting, like adding a % or $ to the axis labels, like there is in Excel.  To get around this, I would suggest adding ($) and (%) to the corresponding axis titles. 

 

As to why the % signs aren't displayed even though they're included in your input field, I'd say that the Interactive chart is performing an implicit ToNumber() on the input Y axis values to be able to get the min and max ranges to scale the graph axis. This ToNumber() conversion doesn't seem to apply the X axis though.  As a test, I sorted the values by Percent and pivoted the graph to get percent on the X axis.  In this case the labels are sorted in dictionary as opposed to numeric order as shown below 

 

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You can always suggest adding axis style formatting as an idea to include in future versions, as well.

 

Dan

 

 

cfgurney
5 - Atom

Over a year later and there have been no substantive updates to the Interactive Chart module? Still cannot add % or Currency signs to the labels. And the old chart module now throws an error and can't realistically be used. It's very hard to provide top-quality presentation materials when one confronts these sort of basic limitations.

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