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There are hardly any changes in this update - the only significant one is that you now sort and filter data within Power BI Desktop itself, rather than having to go into Query Editor.
- Changes in June 2018 Update of Power BI Desktop
- In situ sorting and filtering of tables of data
- Various small improvements to specific chart types (this blog)
- Features still in preview in the June 2018 update
Posted by Andy Brown on 09 June 2018
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Various small improvements to specific chart types
Microsoft have made a few tiny chart improvements, as detailed under separate headings below.
Slimmed down (or fattened up) donut charts
Donut charts now have an Inner radius property:
Change the inner radius to change the size of the donut!
Here are two examples:
|80% inner radius||30% inner radius|
How do you turn a donut into a pie? Answer: set its inner radius to 100%. Except disappointingly, you can't - the maximum value you can enter is 95%.
Pie and donut chart label position
You can now choose to position labels inside the slices of a pie or donut chart:
For the chart shown below, I selected Prefer inside. For this option Power BI may move labels outside the pie or donut chart slices. If you choose Inside, for a small pie chart some labels just won't appear.
Power BI was able to position the labels inside the slices - sort of:
The labels are inside the slices - well, ish.
Individually formattable combo chart element data labels
You can now format each combo chart's data series' labels differently:
But ... would you really want to?
The option to invoke this is a bit clunky. Initially things look normal:
It's only when you turn the Customize series property on (as shown at the bottom of this screen shot) that you can format different series data labels differently.
Once you've turned this property on, you can specify how an individual series set of labels should appear:
Here I'm setting how the Total series labels will appear.
Every little helps, I guess!