2018 DataVeld Blog Review

Reading Time: 2 minutes Last year, I set a few goals for the DataVeld blog in 2018. How did I do? More consistency – failed Less mapping – succeeded More variety – succeeded In 2018, regarding consistency, I continued the ebb and flow of posting as I was able. I rarely scheduled a post and typically published whenever a post was…

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…

December 6th – Free Webinar on Python in Power BI

Reading Time: 1 minute 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

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…

SVG Measures of Any Size in Power BI

Reading Time: 1 minute 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…