How to remove hh:mm:ss format from app.UIAxes plot?

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Hi everyone,
I have a GUI where I plot some data over time and am using hh:mm:ss as the time format on the x-axis in app designer. When I tried plotting a histogram to app.UIAxes, I received an error since the hhmmss hasn't been removed: Error using histogram; Values plotted against x-axis must be duration values. To create duration values, use the DURATION function.
I tried the following, but with no success:
cla(app.UIAxes); % Doesn't clear the xaxis
cla(app.UIAxes, 'reset'); % NO BUENO - clears too much!
app.UIAxes.XAxis.TickLabelFormat = '%g'; % This is what it was originally before any plotting
% Error: Error using Value must be a duration format.'
Does anyone know how to change the format of the xaxis back to normal without resetting the the UIAxes?
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Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 4 Dec 2019
I'm not convinced that the TickLabelFormat is the problem (although, it could be).
Have you tried following the suggestion in the error? Are your x-values in histrogram() durations?
Perhaps a bit of reproducible code would be helpful (not the entire App code, just enough to reporduce the problem).

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