The Funnel Bar (FUBAR) Chart for Power BI is a new concept that combines the versatility and inherent trustworthiness of the bar chart with the unpredictability of Power BI’s funnel visual.
Why do people use funnels?
It is well-established tradition that sales reports include visuals where an axis (usually the Y axis) has bars that do not align at zero. Instead, sales “pipelines” and other entities that narrow down from 100% should be visualized with staggered bars reminiscent of a physical funnel.
Why add bars inside the funnel to form a FUBAR chart?
Bar charts add the appearance of accuracy and professionalism to any visual. People trust bar charts. By adding a series of bar charts inside a funnel, Power BI is now able to satisfy both data visualization purists as well as people who require the visual appeal of the funnel.
How do you read a FUBAR chart?
The funnel part of the FUBAR chart represents the total. Each bar in the bar chart shows the contribution to the total. It’s that simple.
With the FUBAR chart for Power BI, now you too can share this advancement in data visualization with your organization. Add a comment below to get a link to the PBIVIZ and sample PBIX file.
UPDATED 4/3/2019: Please note the date of post as April Fool’s Day. The FUBAR visual does not exist.