Thank you for your message.
I was able to reproduce the issue you reported in FileMaker Pro 12. I will forward this report to our Quality Assurance and Development teams for further investigation.
Hey TS_Shark, does this also occur in windows systems?
Development and Testing tested and confirmed the issue happens in Win 7. Also, the same symptoms can be seen in the Bubble chart.
Whatever happened to this issue? I am still having trouble creating meaningful ticks/ gridlines in a scatter with date...
This issue was not limited to date formatting. It also occurred for time and timestamp formatting. This now works as expected in FileMaker Pro 13.
Thanks for the quick response. I am in FM13. My user error is that using a timestamp for the X axis data, it was not clear that the UNIT for entering into the major and minor ticks field is in seconds. Now, with seconds as the type, it is working as expected. (e.g. 1 week = 604,800)