Ever use a map visual in Microsoft Power BI, but the locations are not correct? In this Tiny Tip I will show you how to categorize geographic fields. For example, we will take the city field and define it as a City. If you were trying to display information for the city of New York, Texas, you would not want it to display as the state of New York.
User adoption of any application is a “Hard road to Hoe”. Sorry, the southerner in me breaks out every now and then. In this Tiny Tip video, I’ll show you how to make a Microsoft Power BI report page, that will help end users have control over what they see.
If you have ever used the Microsoft Power BI Q&A visual, you know it creates “Suggested Questions” for you based on your dataset. In this Tiny tip, I’ll show you have to create your own list of suggested questions, ones that are relevant to you and your users!
The Q&A is a super cool visual in Microsoft Power BI. In this Tiny Tip I will show you how to add synonyms to your data fields so Q&A can recognize different terms that end users may enter. For example, what if you call your customers “Guests” or “Clients”? If you do, this tip is for you!
Using the Card Visual as a Report Title and a value can save you space on a Microsoft Power BI Report. In this Tiny Tip I will show you how to make a DAX measure become text for a Report Title. Because it is a visual, it will even be interactive with the remainder of the report!
The ability of visuals to interact with each other in Microsoft Power BI is probably one of the most powerful tools for letting your data talk to you, rather than reading the data. However, sometimes you might need or want to control how the interactions work. In this Tiny Tip, I will show you how to make changes to your report so interactions filter rather than highlight, or simply just not change a visual at all.
Thanks, Fred Kaffenberger, for sharing your tip with me for the Matrix visual in Microsoft Power BI.
Check out this video to see Fred’s suggestion on manually controlling the width of columns. It’s simple and cool!
Changing the background of a report in Microsoft Power BI can, and will, change the user’s experience. In this Tiny Tip I will show you how to make every visual stand out a little more, by just changing the background.
I love using PivotTables in Microsoft Excel. When I use them, I always change them to Tabular and remove Subtotals to make them easier to read. The Matrix visual in Microsoft Power BI is like the Excel PivotTable. In this Tiny Tip video, I will show you how to make it tabular and remove subtotals.
In this TINY Video, I will add the last date and time the data in Microsoft Power BI was refreshed. Old data is bad data! This is an easy way to make sure you are looking at a good data!