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Visual Measures in Power BI: Why they are awesome and why every developer needs it

The typical star-schema data model consists of a set of dimension tables, and a single fact table. The fact table holds measures such as Sales, Quantity, Units and more. Dimensions such as time (e.g., Year, Quarter and Month) and other categories (e.g., regions, products, and sales reps) are used to slice and dice these measures.   […]

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Conditional Formatting of Multiple Hierarchies

Related to Power BI Ideas -  Often times in a Power BI matrix, we would like to apply conditional formatting to specific levels in a hierarchy.  Let us take the example below which features sales by Country and Product type in rows, and Segment in columns. We would like to conditionally format any products […]

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The Need for Better Management of Comparative Measures in Power BI

A visual, including a table or a matrix, can typically accommodate multiple measures with some exceptions. Most visuals in tools such as Power BI, Tableau, Qlik and Spotfire tend to treat all measures equally and are also based on a single measure. However, this leads to poorer user experience.  Consider the following example.  At ACME […]

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Turn Off Matrix Totals in Power BI

Related to Power BI Ideas: Turn off Matrix Total -  When we use the native matrix visual in Power BI, the process to turn off the grand total is not straightforward and intuitive. We can only turn off the totals or subtotals at a specific level as shown below:  In Inforiver matrix visual, we can […]

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Inforiver Matrix December 2022 Update – Version 1.8

Welcome to the Inforiver Matrix December 2022 update. We are thrilled to announce several new features and key enhancements (for all the editions) most anticipated by our Inforiver community!    Key enhancements in this v1.8 release are listed below. Feel free to jump to any specific section for more details.  1. Report level notes & rich […]

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Inforiver Enterprise December 2022 Update – Version 1.8 

Welcome to the Inforiver Enterprise December 2022 update. We are thrilled to announce several new features and key enhancements most anticipated by our Inforiver community!  Key enhancements in this 1.8 release are listed below. Feel free to jump to any specific section for more details.  1. New data input column – Person  v1.8 introduces a […]

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Nesting Measures in Inforiver

This blog is reproduced from here. The Power BI Matrix visual is similar to an Excel Pivot table, however there are quite a few limitations in the Matrix. In the Power BI Matrix below I have put the product categories on Rows, Calendar Year on Columns and the measure [Total Sales] on Values. At this […]

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Variance analysis in Power BI using Inforiver Charts 

Inforiver Charts for Power BI provides users with the capability to compare performance and benchmark with variance visualized in both absolute & % terms.  In this blog, let us look at some of the key capabilities delivered by Inforiver Charts for performing variance analysis.  1. Horizontal and vertical orientations  The variance chart is useful for […]

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10 key considerations for a commentary solution in Power BI 

In an earlier blog, we explored how comments are different from notes, and how many Power BI ‘commenting’ solutions in the market today are in fact just implementations of ‘notes’.   Power BI does provide a native, true, out-of-the-box commenting capability. It supports report-level and visual-level commenting including @mentions and collaborative conversations. However, data level commenting […]

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Hierarchical variance analysis in Power BI

It’s not an exaggeration to state that organizations have hierarchies all around. Consider the following:  Regions - Country, State, City  Products – Categories, Subcategories, Products, SKUs  People – CXO, VP, Directors, Managers, Associates  Finance – General Ledger (GL) hierarchy  When a business wants to assess performance for a particular region, product or department against a […]

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