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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...
17 May
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 51 – Hierarchy Slicer)

In this module you will learn how to use the Hierarchy Slicer Power BI Custom Visual.  The Hierarchy Slicer visual is a great way to filter your day but within a hierarchical view of your data. Module 51 – Hierarchy Slicer Downloads Power BI Custom Visual – Hierarchy Slicer Dataset – Product...
09 May
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 50 – Narratives)

In this module you will learn how to use the Narrative Power BI Custom Visual.  The Narrative visual is developed by Narrative Science and it gives you the ability to automatically deliver analysis of your data.  The results look similar to a final report that a analyst might provide after...
01 May
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 49 – SandDance)

In this module you will learn how to use the SandDance Power BI Custom Visual.  The SandDance visual is an incredibly interactive visual that allows you to create insights to view your data in multiple ways and with animations. Module 49 – SandDance Downloads Power BI Custom Visual –...
25 April
2017
Author: DevinKnight
DevinKnight

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 48 – Time Brush)

In this module you will learn how to use the Time Brush Power BI Custom Visual.  The Time Brush gives you the ability both filter your report and see a graphics representation of your data at the same time. The name Time Brush comes from the behavior used when you select the values you’d like to...