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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...
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...