Power BI visualizations

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And check out the Office store , where you'll find a growing list of custom visuals you can download and use in your own dashboards and reports. Feeling creative? Learn how to create and add your own visuals to the community site.  

List of visualizations available in Power BI

All of these visualizations can be added to Power BI reports, specified in Q&A, and pinned to dashboards.

Area charts: Basic (Layered) and Stacked

Tip: The Basic Area chart is based on the line chart with the area between the axis and line filled in.

For more information, see Tutorial: Basic Area chart.

Bar and column charts

 

Tip: Bar charts are the standard for looking at a specific value across different categories.

Cards: Multi row

Cards: Single number

For more information, see Create a big number tile for a dashboard.

Combo charts

Tip: A Combo chart combines a column chart and a line chart. Choose from Line and Stacked Column and Line and Clustered Column.

For more information, see Tutorial: Combo charts in Power BI.

Doughnut charts

Tip: Doughnut charts are similar to Pie charts.  They show the relationship of parts to a whole.

For more information, see Tutorial: Doughnut charts in Power BI.

Funnel charts

Tip: Funnels help visualize a process that has stages and items flow sequentially from one stage to the next.  Use a funnel when there is a sequential flow between stages, such as a sales process that starts with leads and ends with purchase fulfillment.

For more information, see Tutorial: Funnel Charts in Power BI.

Gauge charts

Tip: Displays current status in the context of a goal.

For more information, see Tutorial: Gauge Charts in Power BI.

KPIs

Tip: Displays progress toward a measurable goal.

For more information, see Tutorial: KPIs in Power BI.

Line charts

Tip: emphasize the overall shape of an entire series of values, usually over time.

Maps: Basic maps

Tip: are used to associate both categorical and quantitative information with spatial locations.

For more information, see Tips and tricks for map visuals.

Maps: ArcGIS maps

For more information, see Tutorial: ArcGIS maps in Power BI.

Maps: Filled maps (Choropleth)

Tip: The more intense the color, the larger the value.

For more information, see Tutorial: Filled Maps in Power BI.

Matrix

Pie charts

Scatter and Bubble charts

Tip: display relationships between 2 (scatter) or 3 (bubble) quantitative measures -- whether or not, in which order, etc.

For more information, see Tutorial: Scatter charts in Power BI.

Slicers

For more information, see Tutorial: Slicers in Power BI.

Standalone images

For more information, see Add an image widget to a dashboard.

Tables

Tip: work well with quantitative comparisons among items where there are many categories.

For more information, see Working with tables in Power BI.

Tree Maps

For more information, see Tutorial: Treemaps in Power BI.

Tip: are charts of colored rectangles, with size representing value.  They can be hierarchical, with rectangles nested within the main rectangles.

Waterfall charts

Tip: Waterfall charts show a running total as values are added or subtracted.

For more information, see Tutorial Waterfall charts in Power BI.

Tell Q&A which visualization to use

When typing natural language queries with Power BI Q&A, you can specify the visualization type in your query.  For example:

"sales by state as a treemap"

See also

Visualizations in Power BI reports
The right visual reference from sqlbi.com

Reports in Power BI

Power BI - Basic Concepts

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