Fix Only One End of Axis Range

Published: 29 Jul 2014
Last Modified Date: 17 Oct 2017


How to fix one end of the axis but leave the other end free. 


Tableau Desktop


Option 1 (Tableau 9.0 or later)
To have a fixed start and automatic scaling end point:
  1. Right-click on the Axis and select Edit Axis
  2. Select Fixed
  3. In the left drop-down select Fixed Start, and enter the desired start value.
  4. In the right drop-down select Automatic 
Option 1 (Tableau 8.3 or earlier)
Add an invisible reference line near the end of the axis that needs to be fixed. For example:

1) Create a parameter control.
Name: Axis Fix
Type: Float
Value: -15
Allowable values: All

2) Right click on y-axis, choose Add Reference Line
Scope: Entire Table
Value: "Axis Fix (Parameters)"
Label: None
Line: None

To experiment with the value, show parameter control and enter different values.
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