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How to format axis labels as thousands/millions in Excel?

If you have a chart in Excel as below screenshot shown, and now you want to format the axis labels as thousands/millions like 100K, 1M, how can you solve it?

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Format axis labels as thousands/millions

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You can go to the Format Axis dialog to format the axis.

1. Right click at the axis you want to format its labels as thousands/millions, select Format Axis in the context menu.

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2. In the Format Axis dialog/pane, click Number tab, then in the Category list box, select Custom, and type [>999999] #,,"M";#,"K" into Format Code text box, and click Add button to add it to Type list. See screenshot:

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3. Close dialog, now you can see the axis labels are formatted as thousands or millions.

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Tip: If you just want to format the axis labels as thousands or only millions, you can type #,"K" or #,"M" into Format Code textbox and add it.


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    Elham · 3 months ago
    greats
    thanks
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    Jill · 4 months ago
    Thanks so much, quick and easy to copy over and works a treat!!
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    Aarik · 1 years ago
    In case it helps anyone else, including the second comma doesn't work for me, I have to only have one prior to the "M" designation.
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    Karan · 1 years ago
    Thanks a lot, it helps, brillaint
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    kosta · 2 years ago
    hi
    doesn\t work for negative numbers
    plz help
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    Shell · 2 years ago
    I have a time figures above 10,000:00 which will not display in a bar chart. How can I make this work? Thank you in advance
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    Franzi · 2 years ago
    Thank you thank you thank you
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    Beth · 2 years ago
    This is amazing--this was driving me crazy! Thank you and also thanks to the commentors!!
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    Jason · 2 years ago
    For really large numbers (for example: handling Bil, Mil, and Thousands of dollars)
    [>999999999] $#.00,,, "B";[>999999] $#.00,, "M";$#.0, "K"
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    BEE · 2 years ago
    [>999999] $#.0,,"M";[>999]$#,"K";$#

    $1000.0M
    ...
    ..
    $100K
    ...
    ..
    $1K
    $100
    $10
    $1
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    Tom · 2 years ago
    I've solved it myself! In case anyone wants it, here's what I needed:


    [>999999] $#.0,,"M";$##,"K"

    (this works in Excel 2016)
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      Wes · 1 years ago
      LEGEND! Thanks
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      John · 1 years ago
      Thanks for sharing Tom! Extremely helpful!
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      Shashi · 2 years ago
      Tom, thanks for sharing this tips. It worked for me too ! Very helpful
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    Tom · 2 years ago
    How can we show decimals?

    Ie.

    $3.0 M
    $2.5 M
    $2.0 M
    $1.5 M
    $1.0 M
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      Tom · 2 years ago
      Still can't figure this out.

      My graph shows $1,500M and $900k which is wrong.

      I'd like $1.5M and $900k.
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      Alex · 2 years ago
      [>999999] #,,[b].0[/b]"M";#,"K"

      Put just .0 before the M or K rather than 0.0!
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        Ryan · 2 years ago
        Thanks Alex, for anyone wondering, the exact syntax to use in the Format Code field is:

        [>999999] #,,".0""M";#,"K"
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    Madeleine · 3 years ago
    Thank you! This is perfect. Is there a way for 0 to show just 0, and not 'K'?
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      Basim · 2 years ago
      [quote name="Madeleine"]Thank you! This is perfect. Is there a way for 0 to show just 0, and not 'K'?[/quote]

      [>999999]#,,"M";General

      or

      [>999999]#,,"M";0
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        Danilo · 2 years ago
        This takes care of the 0s, but then numbers that are actually in the thousands are not displayed properly. How can I get anything below 1 million as a #K but if is 0 have it as blank or no data label?
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          Heather Doe · 11 days ago
          Add this to the beginning of your format code. It worked for me, but if you put it at the end instead of the beginning, you will get blanks.
          [=0]#"0";