1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 18, 2016 10:26 AM by Joe Oppelt

    Tableau Discrete 15 minute interval X Axis for DateTime Dimension

    Joseph Kovar

      Hey Everyone,


           I've been searching online for a while now to try and figure this out - there are a lot of similar responses even in the Tableau community - but not producing what I'm looking for.


      I need to show a Discrete X-Axis in 15 minute intervals specifically from 8:00AM - 7:00 PM (So points on the axis for 8:00 AM - 8:15 AM/8:15-8:30 AM/etc etc) - I've found community responses using :


      DATETIME((INT((FLOAT([DateTime]) -INT(FLOAT([DateTime]))) * [Bins Per Day]) / [Bins Per Day]) +




      Str(DATEPART('hour',DATETIME([start_time (copy 2)]))) + ':' +

      Str(If DATEPART('minute',DATETIME([start_time (copy 2)]))>=0

      and (DATEPART('minute',DATETIME([start_time (copy 2)]))<30 ) then '00' else '30' End) +

      (If DATEPART('hour',DATETIME([start_time (copy 2)]))<12 then ' AM' Else ' PM' End)


      While both of these formula's work for creating 15 minute interval bins- Tableau will not recognize either of them as a Date Field - therefore they cannot be used in simple Line graphs showing linear trends over time. Is there any simple way of producing those 15 minute intervals I'm looking for that can be used on a line graph (I know I can bring both "HOUR" and "MINUTE" dateparts onto the axis drop drill-down action, but cannot from there group the minutes into 15 minute bins (with the hour part still being shown)?