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18 July
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 60 – Drilldown Player)

In this module you will learn how to use the Drilldown Player Custom Visual.  The Drilldown Player acts like a slicer that animates other visuals around it on your report. Module 60 – Drilldown Player Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Drilldown Player Dataset – Sales By Product.xlsx Completed...
10 July
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 59 – Drilldown Cartogram)

In this module you will learn how to use the Drilldown Cartogram Custom Visual.  The Drilldown Cartogram is a map visual that displays a circle for each location with varying size and color based on specific values you provide. Module 59 – Drilldown Cartogram Downloads Power BI Custom Visual –...
06 July
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 58 – Drilldown Choropleth)

In this module you will learn how to use the Drilldown Choropleth Custom Visual.  The Drilldown Choropleth is a map visual that displays divided regions that are highlighted indicating the relative value in each location. Module 58 – Drilldown Choropleth Downloads Power BI Custom Visual –...
30 June
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 57 – Infographic Designer)

In this module you will learn how to use the Infographic Designer Custom Visual.  The Infographic Designer give you the ability to make your reports tell a story and even theme the visuals to be more relevant to the topic of your data. Module 57 – Infographic Designer Downloads Power BI Custom...
20 June
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 56 – Rotating Tile)

In this module you will learn how to use the Rotating Tile Custom Visual.  The Rotating Tile gives you the ability to display multiple metrics on a single visual that rotates through each value you wish to display.  This allows you to save valuable space on your reports! Module 56 – Rotating...
12 June
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 55 – Enlighten World Flag Slicer)

In this module you will learn how to use the Enlighten World Flag Slicer Custom Visual.  The Enlighten World Flag Slicer takes a text field from your dataset and if the value uses a country’s name or abbreviation it will display a flag. This flag visual can then be used to filter other report...
06 June
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 54 – Route Map)

In this module you will learn how to use the Route Map Power BI Custom Visual.  The Route Map uses latitude, longitude, and time to show the trajectory of an object on a map. Module 54 – Route Map Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Route Map Dataset – Vessel Tracking.xlsx Completed Example –...
30 May
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 53 – Play Axis)

In this module you will learn how to use the Play Axis Power BI Custom Visual.  The Play Axis visual works like a dynamic slicer that animates your other report visuals without needing to click every time you want to change your filter value. Module 53 – Play Axis Downloads Power BI Custom...
24 May
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI – Problem, Design, Solution (Concatenated Tooltip)

Welcome to a new series that I’m starting with a few colleagues at Pragmatic Works. The goal of this series is to document many design practices and solutions to problems that we often run into with customers. Each post will be accompanied by a video (found in the bottom under Resources) that...
23 May
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 52 – Bowtie Chart)

In this module you will learn how to use the Bowtie Chart Power BI Custom Visual.  The Bowtie Chart visual is designed to show a flow of data from one process or category to another. Module 52 – Bowtie Chart Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Bowtie Chart Dataset – Subcategory...