Rulers can be used to customize the markers used on the metric axis. You can change the (metric) axis range in a visual along with the markers along the axis. Customizing this range may help you focus your data exploration to specific data points. You can set minimum and maximum values for your axis, define the steps, enable the gridlines, and use a logarithmic scale.
Rulers functionality is available only for bar and line charts. Controls for rulers are provided using the interactivity sidebar. See Control How Users Interact With a Visual.
Rulers can be customized for a visual using the Rulers sidebar.
See the following topics:
- The Rulers Sidebar
- Enable and Disable Ruler Grid Lines
- Configure the Ruler Y-Axis Range Settings
- Use the Ruler Log Scale Function
Arc gauges use the Rulers sidebar to control some different settings than are used by most visuals. See Arc Gauges.