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The most important changes made for the May 2017 Power BI Desktop update
Part six of a seven-part series of blogs

The May 2017 Power BI Update brings in a couple of nice new query transforms and some new chart features, but the big changes are still in preview mode.

  1. Updates in the May 2017 Edition of Power BI Desktop
  2. Support for Different Types of URLs in Tables and Textboxes
  3. New Table and Matrix Visualisations in the Offing
  4. Extracting Text Between Delimiters
  5. New Binning Options
  6. Data labels in combination charts (this blog)
  7. Combining Files - Option to Choose First File

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 17 May 2017

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Data labels in combination charts

The data label features introduced in April for standard charts have now been extended to combination charts:

Combination chart data labels

You can now rotate data labels in combination charts, and decide where to position them.

For data labelling gurus, here are the options I chose for the above chart:

Data label formatting

I've changed the orientation of the data labels to vertical, and positioned them inside the end of their areas.


Whether this small change justifies a blog page to itself is a moot point!

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