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Align Tick Marks or Grid Lines with Data Points


Published: 06 Aug 2014
Last Modified Date: 30 Jun 2016

Issue

How to automatically align tick marks or grid lines to data points.
 

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Resolution

To have the tick marks/grid lines align with the data points, use the following steps:
  1.   Right-click on the Row Axis and select Edit Axis.
  2.   Under the Tick Marks tab, in the Major tick marks section, select Fixed.
  3.   Set the date in Tick Origin to match the date of the first data point and edit the time to 12:00 AM.

Cause

The ability to automatically align tick marks and grid lines with data points not currently available in Tableau Desktop.
 
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