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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 20 | Power BI: Pie Matrix Tableau Redo

Introduction May is Tableau Redo month and this week we will be recreating Tableau #WoW2019 Week 45 by Luke Stanke. Requirements Filter the data up until November 6th, 2021. Create a matrix showing region and last 7 days (up to November 6th, 2021). Create SVG Measures to build a doughnut chart that shows the percentage …

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2022 Week 19 | Power BI: Oh Rats! Tableau Recreation

Introduction A few week’s ago, Sean Miller created an incredibly slick dashboard showing Rat Sightings in New York since 2010 for week 16 of Tableau’s Workout Wednesday (Challenge Link).  The challenge used Hexbins to combine multiple map points into shapes of the same size to show density more clearly within a map.  This week, we’re …

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2022 Week 18 | Power BI: Remake this Tableau budget burndown chart

Introduction For the month of May, we are remaking Tableau visualizations with Power BI. Although the visuals made by the two tools may be similar, the calculations and formatting options are a bit different. This makes some things easier in one tool compared to the other. If you use both Power BI and Tableau, feel …

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2022 Week 17 | Power BI : Create a Custom Theme

Introduction Welcome back to color month! It’s our 4th color-focused challenge and in stark contrast to Kerry’s week 14 challenge, we’re using loads of bright colors! This week we’re creating a custom theme using the color palette of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This challenge was inspired by a Makeover Monday challenge – take a look …

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2022 W16 | Power BI : Quadrant Plot with Jitter

Introduction Your challenge this week is to create a Quadrant Plot. It should include different colors in each quadrant and the points should be jittered to try and reduce data overlap. Please note, that it is not expected to create the quadrants, quadrant lines, and color change by selecting any individual data point (if someone figures out how …

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2022 Week 15 | Power BI: March Madness

Introduction For basketball fans in the United States, March is a special time.  It is when 64 of the best college basketball teams match up in a single elimination tournament to see who is the NCAA Men’s Basketball champion.  The early rounds of the tournament provide long days of basketball games across several TV stations.  …

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2022 Week 14 | Power BI: Create an achromatic report

Introduction April is colour month for Power BI Workout Wednesday 2022. First up we are going to try our hand at creating reports WITHOUT hue. Using a file from a previous challenge, can you create an achromatic report that uses contrast and lightness effectively?   There will be some creative freedom involved in this challenge, …

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2022 Week 13 | Power BI: Build a Bullet Chart with Deneb

Introduction For this last week of March, we are continuing our project management theme.  The challenge this week is to use Deneb to build bullet charts using the provided data. Bullet charts were created by Stephen Few to offer an alternative to clunky gauges. Bullet charts are used to compare a featured measure to one or …

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2022 Week 12 | Power BI: Build a Slicer Panel

Introduction Welcome back to Workout Wednesday – we’re glad you’re here! This week, we’re continuing on with our project management theme. We’re tracking project progress using data generated from Microsoft Planner. Using Power BI with Planner (as opposed to using the inbuilt charts) enables us to both customize visuals and to view more than one plan at …

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