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Status Future Consideration
Product Spotfire
Categories Visualization
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 30, 2021

Inlcuding a field on the y-axis to add unit information

Currently in Spotfire, you can either change the number format of the value axis, or change the name of the variables of the value axis to include unit information.
However, the first option adds the unit on all labels of the y-axis. This sometimes leads to nearly unreadable small labels, especially when the units are long.

The second option only works if you do not choose more than 3 variables (otherwise the information collapses and does not all the variable names anymore). As it is sometimes needed to add several values on the axis (mean, meadian, standard deviation, etc.), the information about the unit vanishes.

An addional field or option to include the unit of an axis in one place (at best right next to the variable names) is therefore required.

Thanks for consideration.

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  • Guest
    May 3, 2021

    Dear all,

    I'd like to add a sales/ business perspective to that. This is not only for certain existing customers, this is also important to win new customers.

    In sales presentations this feature would help. As of today not having this feature results in breaking the presentation flow while discussion display options. Customers buy based on "the first glance", they buy smooth front-ends.