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19 September
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 69 – Heatmap)

In this module you will learn how to use the Heatmap Custom Visual.  The Heatmap is useful for show data density on a map. It does this well because it aggregates data points and plots them to colors on a map. Module 69 – Heatmap Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Heatmap Dataset – Consumer...
11 September
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 68 – Dynamic Tooltip MAQ Software)

In this module you will learn how to use the Dynamic Tooltip Custom Visual by MAQ Software.  The Dynamic Tooltip allows you to add extra insight to your report or visuals with a popup that provides additional information. Module 68 – Dynamic Tooltip (MAQ Software) Downloads Power BI Custom...
05 September
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 67 – Impact Bubble Chart)

In this module you will learn how to use the Impact Bubble Chart Custom Visual.  The Impact Bubble Chart is an animated bubble chart that allows you to compare two entities against each other. Module 67 – Impact Bubble Chart Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Impact Bubble Chart Dataset – Movie...
29 August
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 66 – Calendar by Tallan)

In this module you will learn how to use the Calendar Custom Visual by Tallan.  The Calendar Visual provides a calendar layout that filters and aggregates data across a range of dates. Module 66 – Calendar by Tallan Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Calendar by Tallan Dataset – Correctional...
24 August
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 65 – Visio Visual)

In this module you will learn how to use the Visio Visual Custom Visual.  The Visio Visual allows you to embed Visio diagrams stored in either OneDrive for Business or Sharepoint Online in your Power BI reports. Module 65 – Visio Visual Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Visio Visual Dataset –...
17 August
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 64 – Dot Plot MAQ Software)

In this module you will learn how to use the Dot Plot Custom Visual by MAQ Software.  The Dot Plot is used to show distribution using dots among multiple categories or attributes. Module 64 – Dot Plot (MAQ Software) Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Dot Plot (MAQ Software) Dataset – Regional...
09 August
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 63 – Quadrant Chart)

In this module you will learn how to use the Quadrant Chart Custom Visual.  The Quadrant Chart is used to show a distribution of data across separate quadrants. Module 63 – Quadrant Chart Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Quadrant Chart Dataset – NFL Offense.xlsx Completed Example – Module 63...
08 August
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI – Problem, Design, Solution (Text Search Slicer)

There is a video that walks you through the solution in depth, please find the video at the end of this post along with the completed solution. In this installment of the Problem, Design, Solution series we are going to show you how to perform a text search using slicers in Power BI, this...
31 July
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 62 – Beyondsoft Calendar)

In this module you will learn how to use the Beyondsoft Calendar Custom Visual.  The Beyondsoft Calendar displays a single metric across a month calendar. Module 62 – Beyondsoft Calendar Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Beyondsoft Calendar Dataset – Daily Sales Results.xlsx Completed Example...
25 July
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 61 – Power KPI)

In this module you will learn how to use the Power KPI Custom Visual.  The Power KPI displays your KPI indicator values on a helpful multi-line chart with labels. Module 61 – Power KPI Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Power KPI Dataset – Budget vs Actual KPI.xlsx Completed Example – Module 61...