In this module, you will learn how to use the Chord Power BI Custom Visual. Chord diagrams show directed relationships among a group of entities using colored lines (chords); this allows for an easy representation of correlating data. If you want to learn more about Power BI Custom Visuals, view my previous blog posts.
In this module, you will learn how to use the Dot Plot Power BI Custom Visual. The Dot Plot is often used when visualizing a distribution of values or a count of an occurrence across different categorical data you may have. Watch this module to learn more! If you want to learn more about Power BI Custom Visuals, view my previous blog posts.
In this module, you will learn how to use the Enhanced Scatter Power BI Custom Visual. This new-and-improved scatter chart allows for more customization and better data representation over the standard scatter chart that is provided to you by default with Power BI. If you want to learn more about Power BI Custom Visuals, view my previous blog posts.
A really great feature that was silently added into June update of the Power BI Desktop is a feature called View Native Query. This feature is integrated into Power BI Query Editor and appears to give you the ability to see the queries that are running against your data source when Query Folding is taking place. I’ll get back to what View Native Query does in a moment, but first for those that are unfamiliar let’s talk a bit about what Query Folding is and why it’s important.
In the June update of the Power BI Desktop, there were some really cool features that were added. I’d encourage you to review the full Power BI blog to see all the June updates. My favorite of all these new features is Row Level Security (RLS) for Power BI. The Power BI team blog didn’t go into any great detail yet (I’d expect a follow up blog from them later), so I thought I may give you a little more context here.
In my previous post, we explored the Radar Chart visual. In this module you will learn how to use the KPI Indicator (This is kind of like saying “ATM Machine” isn’t it?) Power BI comes standard with a KPI visual but the custom visual we will cover in this post shows a few more options than is available in the standard tool. Using the KPI Indicator allows you to not only visualize key performance indicators but also include a historical trend line or bar chart with it.
In my previous post, we explored the Hebxbin Scatterplot visual. In this module, you will learn how to use the Radar Chart - another Power BI Custom Visual. The Radar Chart is sometimes also know to some as a web chart, spider chart or star chart. Using the Radar Chart allows you to display multiple categories of data on each spoke (like spokes on a bicycle wheel) of the chart. The Radar Chart does support the display of multiple metrics, which allows you to compare and contrast the “pull” that each category has on your metrics.
In part one of my Power BI Custom Visuals blog series, I showed you all the fun you can have with the Enlighten Aquarium visual. In this module, you will learn how to use the Hexbin Scatterplot Power BI Custom Visual. The Hexbin Scatterplot is a variation of the traditional Scatter Chart but instead of using bubble size it relies on color saturation and hexbins to show value distribution. You should consider using this chart when you’re more interested in visualizing density instead of individuals points themselves.
Welcome to an exciting new FREE class on Power BI Custom Visuals! Over the next year (that’s right year), I will be releasing one module a week detailing how to work with all of the Power BI visuals available in the Custom Visuals Gallery. You might ask why am I doing this? Well The Microsoft Power BI team and the Power BI Community, through the Custom Visuals Gallery, have expanded the data visualization capabilities of Power BI drastically but have provided little direction on how to use these the new features.
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