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Consistent date spacing in bar charts

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cmilliard
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast
Status: New Ideas
What is the proposed idea/solution?

When using a bar chart, when a date field is selected as the X-axis, there should be an option to not only list all the dates for a record, but to think of that axis as a timeline, where all dates are represented not just ones that exist in a record.

How does is solve the user problems?

I want to track usage of an asset over time. The Y axis is usage in hours, the X axis is a date, the records contain a field for date and a single time for hours. There are many days when the asset is not used. I would like those blank days to be reflected in X-axis; I do not want to work around that would have a record for every day, records only exist for days where there is usage.

How was this validated?

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Who is the target audience?

Users who have date fields whose records do not contain all of the dates in a given time period, who would like a true timeline view but for data that varies over time where a timeline chart is insufficient.