Tableau to Power BI: Dashboard Layout & Size

Reading Time: 5 minutes The distribution of various charts and other objects on a canvas is a key part of creating meaningful data visualization. For anyone coming to Power BI from Tableau, what might they expect the experience to be when designing the basic layout of a dashboard (er…”report”)? In this post, I cover some of the key differences…

December 6th – Free Webinar on Python in Power BI

Reading Time: 1 minute Want to know more about how Python and Power BI fit together? In eight days, on December 6th, I’ll host a free webinar for BlueGranite that explores Python integration with Power BI. Learn about the landscape and see some demos! We’ll explore the UI, data prep/transformation, and some data visualization. Please sign up by clicking…

Tableau to Power BI: Viz in Tooltip

Reading Time: 3 minutes Continuing the series on “translating” Tableau to Power BI, let’s consider Tableau’s Viz in Tooltip. The versatile Viz in Tooltip allows authors to embed content from one or more sheets into the tooltip of another visualization. When hovering over a mark, a filtered view of the tooltip appears. The rough equivalent in Power BI is the Report…

Tableau to Power BI: Highlighting with Set Actions

Reading Time: 3 minutes A few months ago, I started a series of posts about “translating” Tableau functionality to Power BI functionality and terminology (FIXED LOD example). Continuing that series, one of the new features in Tableau 2018.3 is the concept of Set Actions, which allows users to build interactivity between sheets on a dashboard. Andy Cotgreave wrote a…

SVG Measures of Any Size in Power BI

Reading Time: 1 minute In the recent webinar Using SVG Images in Power BI, I showcased dynamic SVG measures displayed in the Table and Matrix visuals. Both of those visuals are limited to displaying images in a small grid. I also showed SVG images stored as columns and displayed with the HTML Viewer custom visual, which allowed for a much…

5 Reasons Power BI Users Should Participate in Makeover Monday

Reading Time: 2 minutes Makeover Monday is a weekly social effort to help everyone in the data visualization community. Working primarily from data.world and tweeting with the hashtag #MakeoverMonday, this community strives to steadily improve the quality of data analysis and visualization at the individual and community level. There’s even a new book that grew out of the weekly…

Data Color Reference for Power BI Themes

Reading Time: 3 minutes Power BI now includes eight built-in themes in addition to the countless JSON variations that you could import. If you are interested in the hex color values in order to use them in Power BI or elsewhere, here is a basic quick reference to the built-in themes. I’ve only included the initial eight colors in…