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2022 Week 46 | Power BI: My Second Deneb

Introduction During week 42’s community month challenge brought to us by Thys van der Westhuizen – Thys built on my week 37 challenge – My First Deneb. For that week’s challenge I built out three basic bar charts using Deneb visuals, and subsequently, Thys continued to build a few more amazing visuals in his challenge. …

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2022 Week 37 | Power BI: My First Deneb

Introduction I sit back every week and watch the other amazing members of the #WorkoutWednesday Power BI team go through Deneb challenges like it’s nothing. The visuals are fantastic, the customizations are intriguing, but the truth is – I’ve never done a Deneb visual! Until this week that is.  If you’re like me and have …

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2022 Week 27 | Power BI: Navigating Hierarchies

Introduction If you weren’t aware, June was Music Month and Kerry Kolosko gave us a brilliant visualization of Beatles tunes using Charticulator – you can check out the challenge here.    This week we are going to be recreating a recent Tableau challenge from Sean Miller that was featured in Week 11 of this year’s Tableau …

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2022 Week 22 | Can you switch between KPIs?

Introduction Even though May is Tableau Redo month, we took a quick break from the month’s theme last week to check out the amazing new Power BI feature, Field Parameters. The week before last, Kerry Kolosko worked her usual magic to recreate a Tableau dashboard, make sure to check it out here. This week we are …

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2022 Week 21 | Power BI: Field Parameters

Introduction May is Tableau Redo month, so if you haven’t checked out last week’s report by Kerry Kolosko, make sure to check it out here. Most of the challenges this month have been Power BI remakes of previous Tableau Workout Wednesdays, but this week there was a really big release for the newest version of …

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2022 Week 11 | Power BI: Project Budget Tracker

Introduction Your challenge this week is to create a Project Budget Tracker leveraging the IT Spend Analysis example dataset available to everyone in Power BI Service.  We decided to keep the project management theme going this week with this take on tracking how your project is following the budget.  If you did not do last week’s challenge, I …

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2022 Week 01 | Power BI: Sparklines!

Introduction Welcome back to another year of Power BI #WorkoutWednesday! We hope you enjoy the challenges that we are going to present you this year. To get this year started off right, this week’s challenge will be introducing you to a feature that was released in the December 2021 Power BI Desktop release, sparklines. I’ve …

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2021 Week 47 | Power BI: Custom Line Chart Formatting

Introduction This week we are continuing our design theme by working through a custom formatting hack for line charts. Conditional formatting in Power BI can be tricky at times, especially when trying to format different chart types.  If you are familiar with conditionally formatting a line chart, you’ll know that in the Data Colors section …

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