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Can I change the order of X variables in a bar chart?

kvieiralamb

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Oct 31, 2015

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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Solution

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

kvieiralamb

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Oct 31, 2015

Thanks, this worked great!

ron_horne

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Jun 23, 2011

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

ron

kvieiralamb

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Oct 31, 2015

this is very helpful, thanks!