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Power BI Desktop - March 2021 Update
Part two of a three-part series of blogs

There are two tiny changes in the March 2021 update - X-axis constant lines and a couple of tweaks to DAX - but still the big logjam of changes remains in preview.

  1. Power BI Desktop - March 2021 Update
  2. A new X-axis constant line (this blog)
  3. Slight tweaks to DAX

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Posted by Andy Brown on 24 March 2021

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A new X-axis constant line

For many years in Power BI you've been able to add Y-axis constant lines to line charts - for example:

Horizontal line

This horizontal line shows the highest value clearly.

You can now add X-axis constant lines too:

X-axis constant lines

X-axis constant lines are so called because they are positioned at a point on the X axis, not because they run parallel to the X axis!

 

Here's an example of a chart showing two such lines:

Two X-axis lines

The left-hand line shows the name and value of the line; the right-hand one just shows the name.

Here are the settings I used for the first line, for example:

Second line settings

The settings for the lsft-hand line shown above.

 

A small improvement, but a good one!

  1. Power BI Desktop - March 2021 Update
  2. A new X-axis constant line (this blog)
  3. Slight tweaks to DAX
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