Paginated “Custom Visuals” in Power BI Report Builder: Part 1

Reading Time: 4 minutes Microsoft’s Power BI [Paginated] Report Builder is the newly rebranded version of the venerable SQL Server Report Builder. These static reports have been around for years, but there’s still some room for innovation. For example, Power BI allows designers to import custom visuals into Desktop reports to enrich them beyond the default visual options. What…

R Pivot Table custom visual for Power BI - DataVeld

New R Packages Available in Power BI Service

Reading Time: 3 minutes Microsoft recently updated the R version for Power BI Service and installed numerous additional R packages. For comparison, I posted the then-current list of packages back in July 2017. If you use R in Power BI Service, definitely see what’s available in the screenshots at the end of this post. Hopefully the Power BI documentation…

Organizational Custom Visuals in Power BI

Reading Time: 3 minutes With the February Power BI Desktop and a recent companion Service update, you now have the option to add a customized collection of visuals for users. Companies may easily distribute their own or their favorite custom visuals to an entire tenant using Organizational Custom Visuals. This allows for rapid delivery of proprietary visuals without having…

Microsoft Power BI Enhanced Scatter Shape Reference

Reading Time: 1 minute One of the custom visuals that I regularly use in Power BI is the Enhanced Scatter. While there are many unique properties that offer enhancements over the regular scatter chart, Shape is one of the less intuitive ones. By dragging either a measure or column into Shape in the field well, you can alter the shape that appears. What is less straightforward is how this works.…