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…

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…

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Tableau to Power BI: INCLUDE Level of Detail Expressions

Reading Time: 4 minutes In Tableau, INCLUDE level of detail (LOD) expressions are used to obtain values for dimensions that are not directly used in a visualization. This final LOD post focuses on adapting Tableau INCLUDE LOD expressions to DAX in Power BI. See previous posts on FIXED and EXCLUDE as well. With FIXED, I used the counterpart ALLEXCEPT function…

Throwing a Curve at the Power BI Line Chart

Reading Time: 6 minutes Last month, I explored how to take a Power BI area chart and make it into a unique “new” chart type using only data and DAX formulas. The line chart is also a candidate for a bit more flare. How can we go from a bland line chart… …to a more attractive, curved slopegraph? Many…

Tableau 9 – Data Interpreter Put to the Test

Reading Time: 4 minutes While “data preparation”, “in” and “Tableau” have not been words you often see together, Tableau 9 offers some new options, building on recent data preparation advances in 8.2 with features like the data window and better visual data modeling.  One of these new tools in 9 is the Data Interpreter, which is essentially an attempt…