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A list of the updates made in the April 2017 update to Power BI Desktop
Part one of a six-part series of blogs

This update includes some nice new features - for example, creating columns by example and changing chart axis titles. Read this blog for a full list!

  1. Updates in the April 2017 Edition of Power BI Desktop (this blog)
  2. You can now change the axis titles
  3. Splitting Columns, and Putting the Results into Rows
  4. Creating columns by example
  5. Simplified Group By Transform in Query Editor
  6. Quick Way to Select a Column in Query Editor

For a cumulative list of all of the updates to Power BI Desktop since November 2016 see this blog, or have a look at the Power BI courses that we run.

Posted by Andy Brown on 28 April 2017

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Updates in the April 2017 Edition of Power BI Desktop

The changes included in this update which will affect most BI users are:

New feature Notes
Custom axis titles You can now change the text of X and Y axis titles.
Splitting columns into rows You can split columns of data into multiple rows by a delimiter.
Columns by example Not sure which transform you want?  Try to guide Power BI Desktop to the answer by giving examples.
Basic group by feature The Group By transform has acquired a simpler dialog box.
Go to column feature You can now select a column by typing in part of its title.

There have also been a number of updates to the preview matrix visualisation, and there is also a new preview replacement to the Quick Calcs feature, but this blog focuses only on released features.

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