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Tech Writing - Need less technical term than "granularity"

In a web application, the user has the choice of choosing daily, weekly, or monthly as the time interval along the bottom of a graph that controls the data points.

In my current revision, I say something like:
Please choose the granularity of the graph (Daily/Weekly/Monthly)

Even though our audience is reasonably technical, I'm not sure everyone will understand "granularity".

 Is there a better term I could use?
Thanks.
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Stephen Kairys

8/22/2022 - Mon
Jeffrey Dake

I have two initial thoughts.  Using "Time Frame" is one.  But what really comes to mind is do you think a sentence is needed at all in your interface.  With a drop down of "Daily", "Weekly", "Monthly" not be enough if it is positioned right by the graph in which the user would already know what it does.  Just a thought, hope it helps.
MLV CM

Perhaps using "frequency" or if in another context "reoccurring interval"
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Stephen Kairys

Jeffrey, We have radio buttons for Daily/Weekly/Monthly. And there's a screenshot that includes these choices above the sentence that inlcudes "granularity".

So are you saying simply say "Select Daily, weekly, or monthly?

Thanks.
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Jeffrey Dake

Yes, can you possibly provide a screen shot of what it looks like.  I have seen a pattern when using tools though that when graphs are changing time frames that simply having the edit interface to change it is enough to imply you are changing the time frame on the graph.
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Stephen Kairys

How about "Time Unit"?
Thanks.
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Stephen Kairys

Related question if anyone's still listening. :)

If I have, along the bottom of the graph, a series of dates (e.g. 4/1, 4/8, 4/15), can I safely use the term LEGEND for these values?
Thanks.
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