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Mar 16, 2016 7:15 AM
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Hello all,

I've seen similar questions but nothing quite like this one. I have data that looks like this:

Period | Start Date | End Date | RF |

1 | 01Jan2005 | 31Dec2005 | 0.1 |

2 | 01Jan2006 | 30Jun2006 | 0.2 |

3 | 01Jul2006 | 31Dec2006 | 0.3 |

4 | 01Jan2007 | 31Dec2007 | 0.4 |

The Period column consists of consecutive integers, usually starting at 1. As you can see the Start Date column has uneven increments. Users want to see a graph of RF vs Period:

However the analysis we're doing is based on the Start Date column. That graph looks like this:

I'd like to have something like the second graph, only with Period numbers on the X axis, unevenly spaced. I tried setting value labels for Start Date but when dragged Start Date onto the X axis it ignored my value labels.

Thanks for any suggestions!

Peter

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Peter,

I "tricked" graph builder into doing this:

I used reference lines with 0% color with labels and then changed the increment on the x-axis until is was such that no dates plotted. So if you can script that maybe it would work. It would be a "pain" to do for a large dataset or more than once. It would be better if value labels would translate to the axis labels.

Ah but this is what you might have already found.....so I have nothing for you.

Good Luck

Karen

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I looked at that before posting and the best suggestion was from Xan: add labeled reflines for the "real" labels. Was hoping for something easier.

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Peter,

I "tricked" graph builder into doing this:

I used reference lines with 0% color with labels and then changed the increment on the x-axis until is was such that no dates plotted. So if you can script that maybe it would work. It would be a "pain" to do for a large dataset or more than once. It would be better if value labels would translate to the axis labels.

Ah but this is what you might have already found.....so I have nothing for you.

Good Luck

Karen

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Thanks Karen. I was headed in that direction but your answer provided good clarification.