Report parameters

Report parameters are a new Power BI Desktop feature that allows you to create dynamic slicers with which you can influence the appearance of the report. In the previous “recipe”, you could see how it looks when we create field parameters, and now you will find out how to make those that contain numerical values. We will create a parameter that describes the sales target, then we will change it and see how it affects the chart…

Dynamic slicers

Slicers are visuals, graphic objects that enable filtering of pages or entire reports. They usually have fixed values. By introducing Power BI report parameters, when parameterizing according to fields, it is possible to set dynamic slicers which we can use to display visuals with different content. For example we can choose whether should track sales by manufacturer, brand, classification or sales group…

Conditional formatting of data labels

Data labels in charts are always useful because they implicitly show us the value of the series, without the need to look at the axis. However, in traditional charts, they are always formatted the same way; they are displayed in the same font size and style, the same color… Power BI Desktop recently got the option of conditional formatting of these values, which makes the reports much more vivid.

Error Bars at Power BI reports

When we create predictions or analyze existing results, there is always the possibility of error. For this purpose, when displaying charts in Excel we have always been able to display error bars. Since recently, this option also exists in Power BI Desktop. In the “recipe” that follows, you will learn how to add and modify error bars on a column or bar chart.

Data profiling tools

When importing tables from data sources there is a possibility of error or import of empty values. Also, in order to optimize the model, there is often a need to see the structure of the data according to the columns. One way to achieve this is to filter the table and view the filter values. It can serve! However, Power Query has built-in tools that allow us to easily view data statistics …