Shannon Lindsay

2024 Week 20 | Power BI: Build your first report with Dynamics 365 Business Central Data

Introduction Welcome back to Workout Wednesday! This week’s challenge is for participants new to Power BI and/or new to data visualization. We’re building a report containing 2 charts, a table, and a slicer. My challenge to you is to design the report in a way that a) makes sense to business users and b) is …

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2024 Week 17 | Power BI: Design an Earth Day Infographic

Introduction Welcome back to Workout Wednesday! This week we’re celebrating Earth Day (April 22) with a design challenge. You can do whatever your designer heart desires with this challenge. I’ve provided a sample, but this is just to get your creative juices flowing. Whatever you do, ensure that your design is accessible and that you’re …

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2024 Week 14 | Power BI: Use a matrix to re-create a Tableau viz

Introduction Welcome back to Workout Wednesday! This week we’re recreating a really neat viz that was originally created by Flávio Matos for the Tableau team back in 2023. Flavio created the Periodic Table of Wine, with an option for users to select the food they’ll be eating to help them pair the perfect wine. Today, …

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2024 Week 11 | Power BI: IBCS Charts with Injae

Introduction Welcome back to Workout Wednesday! This week we’re taking notes out of Injae Park’s portfolio and recreating one of his IBCS charts. IBCS, or the International Business Communication Standards is a set of rules to level up how businesses talk and share info. Think of it as a cheat code for clearer charts and …

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2024 Week 10 | Power BI: DAX-less Reporting!

Introduction Welcome back to Workout Wednesday! This week’s challenge is for folks who want to practice building reports that do have calculations but do not use complex DAX! I also had a little fun with Microsoft Designer for the images. If you haven’t had a chance to play around with this new AI design tool …

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2024 Week 6 | Power BI: Customer Lifetime Value Matrix

Introduction Welcome back to Workout Wednesday! This week’s challenge is inspired by Ann Jackson, who created the challenge back in 2021 for the Tableau team. Let’s create a Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) Matrix, a tool that marketers use to segment customers based on their value and loyalty to a business. This helps marketers allocate resources …

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2024 Week 3 | Power BI: Back to basics with a bar chart

Introduction Welcome back to Workout Wednesday! We’re taking it back to basics this week and creating a bar chart that uses small multiples and conditional formatting. We’re using the #MakeoverMonday team’s data on New Year’s Resolutions and the design is inspired by a Makeover Monday participant! A huge thank you to Ela Piwowarska for creating her submission and …

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2023 Week 50 | Power BI: Clippy’s Random Gift Generator

Introduction Happy holidays to everyone who celebrates! Join us this week to get some help shopping for your friends and family, using a dataset you provide and a random number generator in Power Query. If Clippy can’t pick a gift, no one can! Have fun and create the random gift generator in whatever way you …

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2023 Week 45 | Power BI: Create a dumbbell chart with Deneb

Introduction Welcome back to Workout Wednesday! This week we’re creating a dumbbell chart to compare 2 sets of values using Deneb! If this is your first time using Deneb I highly recommend you play around with either the Vega or Vega-lite languages in the online editor, where you can load the code from examples, amend it, …

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2023 Week 42 | Power BI: Add value to tables with SVGs

Introduction Welcome back to Workout Wednesday! This week we’re adding value to tables using SVG images! I was inspired by Sean Miller’s Week 16 Tableau challenge, and thought we could re-create this in Power BI. In this challenge, you’ll use various techniques to enhance the presentation of data within your Power BI table visual. These techniques include utilizing …

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