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18 April
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 47 – Line Dot Chart)

In this module you will learn how to use the Line Dot Chart Power BI Custom Visual.  The Line Dot Chart gives you the ability to make a more engaging line chart that can actually be animated across time. Module 47 – Line Dot Chart Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Line Dot Chart Dataset –...
13 April
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 46 – Table Sorter)

In this module you will learn how to use the Table Sorter Power BI Custom Visual.  The Table Sorter allows you to rapidly re-sort and rank values by within a table. Module 46 – Table Sorter Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Table Sorter Dataset – NFL Data.xlsx Completed Example – Module 46 –...
06 April
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 45 – Network Navigator)

In this module you will learn how to use the Network Navigator Power BI Custom Visual.  You may find the need to use the Network Navigator when you’re trying to find links between different attributes in a dataset. It does this by visualizing each attribute as a node and the strength of activity...
29 March
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 44 – Attribute Slicer)

In this module you will learn how to use the Attribute Slicer Power BI Custom Visual.  Using the Attribute Slicer you have the ability to filter your entire report while also being able to visibly see a measure value associated with each attribute. Module 44 – Attribute Slicer Downloads Power...
21 March
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 43 – Gantt)

In this module you will learn how to use the Gantt Power BI Custom Visual.  Using the Gantt chart you can easily visualize project timelines and deliverable completion. Module 43 – Gantt Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Gantt Dataset – Project Progress.xlsx Completed Example – Module 43 –...
14 March
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 42 – Stars)

In this module you will learn how to use the Stars Power BI Custom Visual.  The Stars visual is a great way to visualize ratings data. Module 42 – Stars Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Stars Dataset – Movie Ratings.xlsx Completed Example – Module 42 – Stars.pbix Key Takeaways The Stars...
07 March
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 41 – Image Viewer)

In this module you will learn how to use the Image Viewer Power BI Custom Visual.  The Image Viewer visual helps in displaying images based on an image URL stored in your data. Module 41 – Image Viewer Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Image Viewer Dataset – Car Listings.xlsx Completed Example...
28 February
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 40 – Long Text Viewer)

In this module you will learn how to use the Long Text Viewer Power BI Custom Visual.  The Long Text Viewer visual helps in displaying longer text fields that you have in your dataset. Module 40 – Long Text Viewer Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Long Text Viewer Dataset –...
21 February
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 39 – Waffle Chart)

In this module you will learn how to use the Waffle Chart Power BI Custom Visual.  The Waffle Chart visual is most useful for presenting a percentage of data. This chart is a great option to choose over other visuals like Pie Charts, which are not great at showing proportions of data. Module 39 –...
14 February
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 38 – Mekko Chart)

In this module you will learn how to use the Mekko Chart Power BI Custom Visual.  The Mekko Chart visual is helpful when you need to analyze two different dimensions on a single chart. Module 38 – Mekko Chart Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Mekko Chart Dataset – Country Sales.xlsx Completed...