Intermediate

Faceted Strip Plot with Median Overlay

2024 Week 5 | Power BI: Create a Strip Plot with Median Overlay

Introduction Sometimes it can be useful to show all data points instead of aggregating them. That is where an instance chart, also called a strip plot or a barcode plot, can be useful. This week we are building on a faceted strip plot made in 2023 week 35, and adding a median overlay. Inspired by …

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2024 Week 1 | Power BI: Stacked Bridge with Core Visual

Introduction This week’s challenge builds on last weeks challenge to utilise updated column fill and data labelling features from the Power BI December 2023 release. The challenge will be to create a stacked bridge chart using the core column and line combo chart. Building the bridge will require calculated tables. Intermediate users can use the …

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2023 Week 43 | Power BI: Faceted Stacked Bar Chart Comparison

Introduction This week’s challenge looks at two options for making faceted charts with multiple measures: the Deneb custom visual and the Stacked Bar Chart core visual. The charts compare two different measures across two attributes. You’ll have to get a little creative to accomplish this in both chart types.  Requirements Get the sample dataset from …

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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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2023 Week 40 | Power BI: Bar chart label bonanza

Introduction Last week’s workout caused some healthy discussion about bar chart labeling preferences and best practices. This week we will look at other ways to implement space saving labels while also showing the data labels for the each bar in a bar chart.  The report shown below demonstrates 4 ways to implement bar chart labels …

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2023 Week 39 | Power BI: Bar chart custom labels

Introduction This week we’re revisiting Meagan’s challenge where we built a bar chart with long labels. We’re going to use a trick recently unveiled by Bas (@howtopowerbi on Twitter) to create custom labels for bar charts. If you have long labels in your bar chart, they may be truncated depending on the size of the …

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A strip plot

2023 Week 35 | Power BI: Create a Faceted Instance Chart

Introduction Sometimes it can be useful to show all data points instead of aggregating them. That is where an instance chart, also called a strip plot or a barcode plot, can be useful. A strip plot is like a single-axis scatter plot. The symbol or shape used in the instance chart can vary, but it’s …

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2023 Week 31 | Power BI: Create a Marimekko chart

Introduction Inspired by a Tableau Workout Wednesday from last year, we are going to make a Marimekko chart. A Marimekko chart, also known as a Mekko chart or mosaic plot, is used to visualize categorical data across two variables. Both axes use a percentage scale that determines the width or height of a bar. Think …

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