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Changing Continuous Time Display from Military to 12-hour AM PM Format


Published: 28 Jan 2016
Last Modified Date: 13 Apr 2017

Question

How to format time as AM/PM and not military time when using a live database, without using DATEPARSE(), etc.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop

Answer

On the axis where the hour and date/time values are contained, time is automatically displayed in the 24-hour format. To change it:
  • Right-click the axis and select Format...
  • In the format pane on the left, look for Date
  • Change from Automatic to 12-hour
Screenshot of menu locations is attached.
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