## Ordering X-axis value in SAS EG Bar Chart

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# Ordering X-axis value in SAS EG Bar Chart

I have been trying to order above bars in the following order

CHILD(<12)

YOUTH(12-17)

SENIOR(65+)

I couldn't figure out a way to do it in EG. Could you please provide some suggestion. Thank you

sandesh

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‎09-10-2016 12:02 AM
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## Re: Ordering X-axis value in SAS EG Bar Chart

The code being generated in EG for this graph is using GCHART. Your best option is probably to use the MIDPOINTS option and list out the midpoints in the order you want them. In that case, you do not have re-map your values to numbers.

vbar age_group / midpoints=("CHILD(<12)" "YOUTH(12-17)" ... )

Hope this helps!

Dan

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## Re: Ordering X-axis value in SAS EG Bar Chart

Is the axis label an actual character variable or the result of formatting a numeric?

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## Re: Ordering X-axis value in SAS EG Bar Chart

It is a actual character variable.

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## Re: Ordering X-axis value in SAS EG Bar Chart

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## Re: Ordering X-axis value in SAS EG Bar Chart

Yes, they are. I even created a flag as shown below and plotted the data. This time all the bars were in order as I wanted but then I got into an issue of mapping them back. I dont know how to map like 1 back to CHILD(<12). If I dont use the flag though SAS forced all the bar appear in alphabetical order.

 CHILD(<12) 1 YOUTH (12-17) 2 YOUNG ADULT (18-25) 3 ADULT (26-64) 4 SENIOR (65+) 5

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‎09-10-2016 12:02 AM
SAS Super FREQ
Posts: 1,042

## Re: Ordering X-axis value in SAS EG Bar Chart

The code being generated in EG for this graph is using GCHART. Your best option is probably to use the MIDPOINTS option and list out the midpoints in the order you want them. In that case, you do not have re-map your values to numbers.

vbar age_group / midpoints=("CHILD(<12)" "YOUTH(12-17)" ... )

Hope this helps!

Dan

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