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This is a bigger update than usual, with the highlight undoubtedly being the official roll-out of the much-trailed new table and matrix visuals.
- Updates to Power BI Desktop - July 2017
- New table and matrix visuals
- Renaming fields - at last!
- Incorporating custom visuals within Power BI Desktop (this blog)
- Relative date slicers and filters
- Responsive visuals which adapt to your screen size
- Breakdown option in waterfall charts
Posted by Andy Brown on 13 July 2017
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Incorporating custom visuals within Power BI Desktop
When you want to add a custom visual, you can now do this directly:
These tools on the HOME tab of the ribbon make it easy to import a custom visual.
it's also now much easier to find the custom visual you want:
Just find the visual you want to include, then add it.
There's no need any longer to import the file, then add this as a custom visual - for the above example, this is what you see next:
The visual is imported directly into the report.
You can now see the custom visual in the visuals toolbar:
This is so much easier than it used to be!
And finally ... for those who are curious to know what a word cloud visual looks like, here is one for the list of shopping centres in the UK:
The word cloud shows that (unsurprisingly) Shopping is the most commonly used word.
One oddity: it seems that the format painter doesn't work for custom visuals. This has probably always been the case, but I've only just noticed it.