Sort a chart in Power View

In Power View you can organize your data in a chart with one click. You can sort chart categories by a category value (in the Axis box) or by a numeric value (in the Values box).

  1. Hover over the top edge of a chart until you see sort by in the upper-left corner, then the name of a field, and then either asc or desc.

  2. Click the field name to sort on a different value.

    Power View Sort icon and dropdown

  3. Click asc or desc to sort in the opposite direction.

    Chart sorted descending on the CountryRegion category value by default.

    Power View Sorting a Bar Chart

Chart sorted ascending by the Land area value.

Power View Sorting Ascending

Note:  You can't disable sorting. People viewing your Power View sheets will be able to sort the charts.

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Charts you can and can't sort

Some charts can’t be sorted. Others can’t be sorted as individual charts, but when used in multiples, the multiples can be sorted as shown in the following table.

Chart type

Can be sorted

Multiples can be sorted

Column

Yes

Yes

Bar

Yes

Yes

Line

No

Yes

Scatter or bubble

No

Yes

Stacked column or bar

Yes

Yes

100% stacked column or bar

Yes

Yes

Scatter or bubble with play axis

No

No

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See Also

Sorting in Power View

Charts and other visualizations in Power View

Power View and Power Pivot videos

Tutorial: PivotTable data analysis using a Data Model in Excel 2013

Power View: Explore, visualize, and present your data

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