Power BI SVG Image Webinar Recording and Materials

Reading Time: 1 minute 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…

Create a Dynamic HTML Slider for Power BI

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you have followed some of my recent posts, you may have noticed that I have focused a lot on the HTML Viewer custom visual for Power BI. As I have started using it, I have enjoyed the versatility that it brings to reports. Having HTML easily available without having to build a custom visual…

Creating Slopegraphs in Power BI

Reading Time: 1 minute Did you know that it’s easy to transform Power BI’s Line Chart into a Slopegraph? No DAX or fancy workarounds are required. Slopegraphs are a great way to judge the rate and magnitude of change by looking at the steepness of a line’s slope. With a slopegraph, it is also easier to discern how different elements…

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…

Building Horizon Graphs in Power BI

Reading Time: 5 minutes Horizon graphs are an intriguing but initially confusing way of looking at time series. Once you get familiar with the layout, you can simply think of it as a more space-efficient way of rendering a common line or area chart. Where there is a broad range in the data from low values to high values, horizon graphs condense…

Overcoming Potential Power BI Shape Map Rendering Issues

Reading Time: 4 minutes In Kasper de Jonge’s great blog post “Use any map with Power BI”, he recommends a convenient tool called mapshaper. Mapshaper is a free web application created by Matthew Bloch that works with a variety of different geographic file formats and allows you to edit, simplify, and convert vector maps easily. Due to Kasper’s post, mapshaper is probably the…

R Maps in Microsoft Power BI: Small Multiples

Reading Time: 5 minutes After an initial introduction to R maps in Power BI, let’s explore another topic: small multiples. This technique is used to make comparisons by showing variations of the same map plotted together in a grid. It is not limited to maps though. Nearly every type of plot could work well when viewed as a small multiple.   Small multiples…