1.13 FAQ-124 How to change the order of tick labels of categorical graph?

Last Update: 9/19/2016

If a graph is plotted from categorical data (Right click data column and Set as Categorical is chosen), by default the categorical mapping is by occurrence such that the first unique text value is assigned a categorical value of 1, the next is assigned 2, etc.. To change the categories order, you can:

  1. Right click on the data column and make sure Set as Categorical is chosen.
  2. Double click on the Categories column label row to open the Categories dialog.
  3. In the Sort drop-down list, select Ascending or Descending.
  4. For further customization on categories entries, select the Customize Categories (Add, Delete, Set Arbitrary Order) check box to manually update the categories entries.

Keywords:categorical, sort, tick labels, alphabetical, order

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