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SSRS chart not ordering by desc?

Hello, Im trying to show the sales in this chart as descending, I already updated the group sort but it still not showing the top sales on the right descending to the left.

Im using Advantureworks database 2017

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and the screenshot of the results below

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Doesn't your sort need to sort by SUM(TotalSales) I assume you want the chart to go from smallest total to largest total?

I bet your data has a very low individual value for "Central" and "Southwest" etc which brings them to the left even though their totals are higher than "Australia" etc

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Agreed with Anthony. Also, 3D charts make it harder to determine values, not easier (which one is higher, UK or France?). Humans also perceive differences better in horizontal bars rather than vertical.

See Edward Tufte and Stephen Few for more ideas on data design

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