Align Tick Marks or Grid Lines with Data Points

Published: 06 Aug 2014
Last Modified Date: 07 Nov 2019


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


Tableau Desktop


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.


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