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Oct 31, 2015 7:16 PM
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I have a bar chart based off of some data, and the X variable is ordinal. When I make the bar chart, it reorders my variables in alphabetical order. I can't seem to find a way to keep my variables in the order I want them. Does anyone know if I can move them or retain the order they are in the spreadsheet?

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Try using the 'Value Order Property' on the column containing your X values: http://www.jmp.com/support/help/Value_Ordering.shtml

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Thanks, this worked great!

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hi kvieiralamb,

Ian@JMP i right especially if you want to use the ordering both in a graph and in tables. Yet, if you just need to sort the order in a graph there is a more "on the fly" way of doing this. Try this short video JMP: How to Set the Order of Categorical Data in your Analysis and Graphs - YouTube

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this is very helpful, thanks!