Dashboard Feature - Vertical Labels

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Vertical Labels appear crowded for big project names. 
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Binu Oommen

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Posted 3 years ago

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Mathieu Fenniak, Innovation Engineer

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Hi Binu,

Yes, they certainly are crowded.  The combination of horizontal bars and vertical labels right now is not very useful because of this.  Do you have any suggestions for what you were hoping to see, instead?  

In the opposite configuration, "vertical bars" and "horizontal labels", the labels are shortened and become "...", which avoids crowding; we could make this work on the vertical labels as well.  But I'm not convinced that this is a great solution; it avoids the overlapping, but, doesn't actually make a readable axis.




Mathieu
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Binu Oommen

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Hello Mathieu,

Thank you for your quick response. 

Would it make sense to have the text along the Y-axis aligned horizontally with the same shortening, as in the case of the horizontal labels? That would address the crowding for the time being. I agree with you that it is not a great solution. The reason for that suggestion was because we are inviting customers to review the dash-boarding feature. I would want to address the most obvious issue which is crowding. We could consider angling the text at 45 degrees; that would accommodate more characters in smaller width. 

Regards,

Binu
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Tony Weber

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I'm in favor of angling the text.
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Mathieu Fenniak, Innovation Engineer

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Hi Binu, Tony,

There is an option available to angle the text; the labels can be set to "horizontal labels", "vertical labels", or "45o labels".  To me, the 45o labels only ever work well for the vertical bar chart, though; on a horizontal bar chart they look pretty awkward.

Mathieu
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Joanne Jacobs, SVP, Product Mgmt

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Hi Binu

Do you think it would be better to condense the graph itself to allow more room for a longer horizontal label?  

Regards
Joanne