December 6th – Free Webinar on Python in Power BI

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

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

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

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…

Data Color Reference for Power BI Themes

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…

Power BI SVG Image Webinar Recording and Materials

Thanks to Charles Sterling from Microsoft for giving me an opportunity to present on the Power BI YouTube channel today! A recording from the hour-long webinar Using SVG Images in Power BI is now available. Thanks for everyone who joined live and who might be interested in viewing the video about building dynamic SVG measures in…