2021 Week 35 | Power BI: Infographics


Have you ever wondered what’s in that fancy coffee drink you ordered? Me too! Let’s take a look using an infographic in Power BI.

In this week’s Workout Wednesday we will be creating an infographic using the PureViz custom visual. I had loads of fun creating this and cannot wait to see what you all are able to do with this visual!


  • Get data from the web and Excel to obtain the list of drinks, their descriptions, and their ingredients
  • Create a relationship between your two tables (using the column containing the drink name)
  • Use Microsoft Power Point (or your fancy design tool of choice) to create an svg image of a coffee cup
    • the coffee cup svg should contain 4 equal, horizontal parts
    • if this part sounds stressful, download my sample svg
  •  Import the PureViz Infographic custom visual into your Power BI report
  • Create measures for:
    • The text for each ingredient (Ingredient Name)
    • The color for each ingredient (Ingredient Color)
    • You will have 8 measures total that need to be in the data fields of your custom visual
  • Assign each section of your svg to a measure
    • I assumed the bottom 1/4th of the svg was ingredient 1, and worked up from there
  • Add a tooltip on hover to each of the 4 sections to display the ingredient names
  • If you’re feeling fancy, add some subtle animation to the color fill of each section and/or the little steam waves!
  • Add a slicer – I used the Chiclet Slicer custom visual
  • Add a title

Voila! This custom visual has so much potential for creative solutions!

If you find yourself stuck, take a look at the samples posted on the PureViz site – they’re very helpful!


There are two datasets you will need for this report.

1) Scrape data with the list of drinks and their descriptions from the Coffee Affection website

2) Import this table from Excel

Figuring out how to shape the data was the most difficult part of this challenge for me. Simply import and go!


After you finish your workout, share on Twitter using the hashtags #WOW2021 and #PowerBI, and tag @JSBaucke@MMarie, @shan_gsd and @dataveldAlso make sure to fill out the Submission Tracker so that we can count you as a participant this week in order to track our participation throughout the year. 


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