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A list of the updates made in the April 2017 update to Power BI Desktop
Part two 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
  2. You can now change the axis titles (this blog)
  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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You can now change the axis titles

For me, this is a big change.  Here's a column chart, with the X and Y axis titles shown:

Column chart with titles

The chart titles come from the fields in the underlying table - previously, the only way to change the titles was to rename the fields.


Now - alleluia - you can change these titles.  For example:

Setting the X axis title

Here I've changed the X axis title to Habitat.


Watch out for the double scroll bars!  I'm sure these are new.  Having one thin scroll bar was bad enough, but when you need to use the left scroll bar to scroll down to see additional properties in a category it's easy to overlook them!

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