# Month Order on Bar Chart

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Has anyone ever had issue with months not being in right order on X axis in bar chart? I created a custom formula just so I could Order in my card but for some reason March is showing after November on X axis. When I look at datamart all March records have a 3 so dont understand why March is out of order. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

CASE WHEN MonthName = 'January' THEN '1'
WHEN MonthName = 'February' THEN '2'
WHEN MonthName = 'March' THEN '3'
WHEN MonthName = 'April' THEN '4'
WHEN MonthName = 'May' THEN '5'
WHEN MonthName = 'June' THEN '6'
WHEN MonthName = 'July' THEN '7'
WHEN MonthName = 'August' THEN '8'
WHEN MonthName = 'September' THEN '9'
WHEN MonthName = 'October' THEN '10'
WHEN MonthName = 'November' THEN '11'
WHEN MonthName = 'December' THEN '12'
ELSE '' END

• Coach

You're using a string for your sorting so it goes character by character so it's going '1', '11', '12', '2'. You need to return numbers to do proper numerical sorting:

CASE WHEN MonthName = 'January' THEN 1
WHEN MonthName = 'February' THEN 2
WHEN MonthName = 'March' THEN 3
WHEN MonthName = 'April' THEN 4
WHEN MonthName = 'May' THEN 5
WHEN MonthName = 'June' THEN 6
WHEN MonthName = 'July' THEN 7
WHEN MonthName = 'August' THEN 8
WHEN MonthName = 'September' THEN 9
WHEN MonthName = 'October' THEN 10
WHEN MonthName = 'November' THEN 11
WHEN MonthName = 'December' THEN 12
ELSE 99999 END

Alternatively, if you have a date and not just the month name you can do something like:

MONTH(`Date`)

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• Coach

You're using a string for your sorting so it goes character by character so it's going '1', '11', '12', '2'. You need to return numbers to do proper numerical sorting:

CASE WHEN MonthName = 'January' THEN 1
WHEN MonthName = 'February' THEN 2
WHEN MonthName = 'March' THEN 3
WHEN MonthName = 'April' THEN 4
WHEN MonthName = 'May' THEN 5
WHEN MonthName = 'June' THEN 6
WHEN MonthName = 'July' THEN 7
WHEN MonthName = 'August' THEN 8
WHEN MonthName = 'September' THEN 9
WHEN MonthName = 'October' THEN 10
WHEN MonthName = 'November' THEN 11
WHEN MonthName = 'December' THEN 12
ELSE 99999 END

Alternatively, if you have a date and not just the month name you can do something like:

MONTH(`Date`)