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Data Dashboards in Power BI

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Build and use optimal data dashboards with Microsoft Power BI. Learn how to design and customize the setup of visuals and charts to make your findings easy to understand.


  • Power BI ecosystem
  • Things to keep in mind
  • Selecting dashboard colors properly
  • Importing visuals into Power BI
  • Data sources for your analysis
  • Data queries
  • Joining tables in Power BI
1. Working with Data
  • Utilizing a report theme
  • Table visuals
  • Matrix visuals
  • Drilling into hierarchies
  • Applying static filters
  • Creating lists
  • Creating bins
  • Using DAX in Power BI dashboards
  • Using Quick Measures in Power BI dashboards
  • Challenge: Designing your dashboard
  • Solution: Designing your dashboard
2. Creating Visuals
  • Heatmaps in Power BI
  • Visualizing time-intelligence trends
  • Ranking categorical totals
  • Comparing proportions
  • Creating sparklines to quickly view trends
  • Setting up histograms
  • Challenge: Develop the table visuals solution
  • Solution: Develop the table visuals solution
3. Comparing Multiple Variables
  • Examining key performance indicators (KPI)
  • Visualizing trendlines as KPI
  • Forecasting with trendlines
  • Leveraging violin plots to quickly analyze a dataset
  • Visualizing flows with Sankey diagrams
  • Creating a scatter plot
  • Challenge: Adding KPI metrics
  • Solution: Adding KPI metrics
4. Mapping Options
  • Obtaining shapefiles
  • Setting up custom shapefile mapping
  • Mapping with ArcGIS or ESRI
  • Configuring Mapbox layers to provide more detailed views
  • Mapping flow patterns
  • Challenge: Mapping visuals
  • Solution: Mapping visuals
5. Creating Dashboards
  • High-level dashboard
  • Growth Rates dashboard
  • Local dashboard
  • Migration analysis dashboard
  • Adding slicers for filtering
  • Adding nudge prompts to promote interactions
  • Searching the dashboard with a slicer
  • Creating dynamic labels
  • Highlighting key points on the dashboard
  • Customizing tooltips to add visualizations without taking up space
  • Syncing slicers to filter pages
  • Configuring chiclet slicers
  • Showing the "Top N" rankings
  • Challenge: Combined dashboard view
  • Solution: Combined dashboard view
6. Sharing Dashboards
  • Setting up and formatting phone views
  • Exporting data
  • Creating templates
  • Creating PDF files
  • Uploading to the cloud
  • What can you do now?

Taught by

Helen Wall


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