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

Published: 28 Jan 2016
Last Modified Date: 18 Jan 2019


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


  • Tableau Desktop


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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