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Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 23 – Sparkline)

  • 1 November 2016
  • Author: DevinKnight
  • Number of views: 722


In this module you will learn how to use the Sparkline Power BI Custom Visual.  The Sparkline allows you to display trends in data through an animated line visual.

Module 23 – Sparkline


Key Takeaways

  • Shows trends in data most often by time.
  • It can only visualize a single measure.
  • The Sparkline can be configured to animate across time.


This Sparkline shows the number of insurance claims by year.

  • Under the Format paintbrush there are a few settings that allow you to customize the way data is presented in the Sparkline.
  • Under the Visual_General section you can adjust the thinkness of the line by increase the size property. Here you can also change the color of the line itself.


  • If you turn on the Animation section it will animate the Sparkline over your Category axis
    • Here you can adjust the Duration of how long the animation takes.
    • You can also determine the Delay between each execution of the animation.


  • In addition to these properties you have a set of settings that appears on every visual to adjust the background color, add a border around the visual and lock the aspect ratio.

Find Out More

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