Really simple question that's driving me nuts for a while. How do I get my line graph in Google Sheets to begin at the Y axis - i.e. so there isn't a gap before the January 2020 date?

I've been looking for a while and can't find the answer.

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UpdateHere's a sample of the data:

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  • Can you share some sample data ? it'll be easier for us try to help you, thanks :)
    – pjmg
    Apr 28 '20 at 23:00

There's a good chance the data in the horizontal axis are not well formated, especially when it comes to dates.

  1. If datas inside the horizontal axis are texts (ex : 'Feb 2020 instead of Feb 2020)
    -> try to check Maximise inside the chart editor enter image description here

  2. If the datas are the date type of format

    • You can try to refactor theses dates with the first day of each month (with something like =eomonth(startdate , 1)-1
    • Or check the number of gridlines for the horizontal axis. enter image description here
  • Thanks for this. I've updated with a sample of the data. I couldn't get either of the solutions above to work. The maximise still left the gap. There was no horizontal gridline option. Not sure exactly how to use the eomonth code. I suspect the problem is these are just text dates. But It has to show only the month and not the first of the month - as that would be misleading. Apr 29 '20 at 7:28
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    It only show the month (Jan 2020), but as Sheet recognize it as a a date it's a specific day like 01/01/2020 if you check the cell. In other words, it may display Jan 2020, but the cell value is a number like 4860 with a date format.
    – pjmg
    Apr 29 '20 at 8:11
  • Ok, so what do I need to do to fix it? It's just text data at the moment :-) Apr 29 '20 at 11:07
  • I tried changing the formatting to dates, but now it's adding the same month in their twice - which makes no real sense: dropbox.com/s/oenp9gpjb1u2cl9/… Apr 29 '20 at 11:12
  • Be sure to have some coherent ratios between starting vs ending date and add as much gridlines as you need. Can you share some sample data ? (or a copy of the sheet, can't do much with screenshots)
    – pjmg
    Apr 29 '20 at 15:28

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