Do you know not to use Alphabetical Sorting?

Last updated by Brook Jeynes [SSW] about 1 year ago.See history

The default sort order for most visualizations is alphabetical, but you should almost always change this.

Alphabetical sorting is really only good if you're specifically looking for one item on the X axis, but it's terrible for seeing ranks, trends, or proportions.

PowerBI alphabetical
Figure: Bad Example: Alphabetical gives very little information

PowerBI non aphabetical
Figure - Good Example: Sorting by value shows rank and trends easily

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