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Paginated "Custom Visuals" in Power BI Report Builder: Part 1

Reading Time: 4 minutesMicrosoft's Power BI [Paginated] Report Builder is the newly rebranded version of the venerable SQL Server Report Builder. These static reports have been around for years, but there's still some room for innovation. For example, Power BI allows...

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It’s Time to Reevaluate the Power BI "Map" Visual

Reading Time: 3 minutesOne of the first things I tried in Power BI Desktop (nee Designer) in late 2014 and early 2015 was the Map visual. Power BI's mapping capabilities were spartan compared to other tools I was using at the time such as Excel, Reporting Services,...

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Power BI Color Palette for Charticulator

Reading Time: 1 minuteCharticulator is the first item that I mention in my recent Power BI Best of 2018 in Data Visualization post. It's an exciting new tool from Microsoft Research to quickly build advanced visuals. Best of all, you can export charts as Power BI...

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Visuals Level Slicers for A Slicer in #PowerBI

In my current project, one of the user requirement was to have a filter on the Year Slicer. To explain in detail, we have various measures to show metrics for current and earlier measures. For example 2016,2017 and 2018. In 2016, we always have blank values for Last...

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Dynamic Legend in #Power BI Visual, Line Chart

It has been a while since I written a blog post, even my ten years old daughter started teasing saying "Motionless blog", so decided to get back to blogging with a short and simple blog post based on a question I received about one of my Power BI portfolio report...

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Adding a vertical line or marker to a chart in Power BI

A business user came to me asking "how can I get a vertical line on Line Chart in Power BI like my Excel report?". I was like, "It's straightforward. We have this analytics pane which lets you add so many types of lines ". But, quite quickly I understood, I cannot...

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Custom Visuals – Power BI – 2 of the best

One of the great things about Power BI visualisations is the fact that they are open source and clever generous folk are developing fantastic tools for free that can help us all deliver a more enjoyable experience to the end users. Custom Visuals Gallery Two of my...

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