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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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Thank you! This is perfect. Is there a way for 0 to show just 0, and not 'K'?
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[quote]Thank you! This is perfect. Is there a way for 0 to show just 0, and not 'K'?By Madeleine[/quote] [>999999]#,,"M";General or [>999999]#,,"M";0
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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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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";
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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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[>999999] #,,.0"M";#,"K" Put just .0 before the M or K rather than 0.0!
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Thanks Alex, for anyone wondering, the exact syntax to use in the Format Code field is:

[>999999] #,,".0""M";#,"K"
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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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.0 before the M or K period zero
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.0 before the M or K period zero
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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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Tom, thanks for sharing this tips. It worked for me too ! Very helpful
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Thanks for sharing Tom! Extremely helpful!
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LEGEND! Thanks
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[>999999] $#.0,,"M";[>999]$#,"K";$# $1000.0M ... .. $100K ... .. $1K $100 $10 $1
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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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This is amazing--this was driving me crazy! Thank you and also thanks to the commentors!!
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Thank you thank you thank you
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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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hi
doesn\t work for negative numbers
plz help
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Thanks a lot, it helps, brillaint
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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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Thanks so much, quick and easy to copy over and works a treat!!
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greats
thanks
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Could you kindly let me know how to feed "a thousand marks with commas" in the axis? e.g. there are values 1000, 5000, 10000, 15000...... I was asked to include commas to thousand marks. It means no commas for 1000, and 2000, but commas for 10000 as 10,000 and 15,000. I can't find a function for that. Kindly help me...Thanks
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Sorry Anura, I cannot find the solution to only add commas to number that bigger than 10000, such as 10,000, to use #,##0;-#,##0 will add thousand commas to all thousand numbr, please see the screenshot:
https://www.extendoffice.com/images/stories/comments/sun-comment/doc-thousand-comma.png
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Thanks for this! It worked almost perfectly. I was seeing values of 36 as "K" with no "0" preceding the K. If you want to show "0M" or "0K" this worked for me: [>999999] #0,,"M";#0,"K"
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How to remove particular lable in x axis using number format code?
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