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The September 2021 update to Power BI introduces even more features for customising buttons, a Power Automate connector and line chart series labels, along with a few other small changes.
- September 2021 Power BI Update
- You can use shapes and icons as buttons
- Running Power Automate flows from Power BI reports
- You can now label line chart series
- Suppressing totals on waterfall charts
- Changes to DAX
- Pictorial histograms using the Graphomate custom visual (this blog)
Posted by Andy Brown on 28 September 2021
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Pictorial histograms using the Graphomate custom visual
Previously I've blogged about using the Infographic custom visual to create pictograms, but you can also now use the Graphomate Pictograms custom visual:
A graph showing sales by habitat, using owls as a marker.
This blog just shows an outline of how to create the pictogram above, to get you started.
To create a pictogram like this, add the custom visual (obviously you'll need to install it first):
Here we're plotting quantity by habitat - the custom visual's icon is also shown.
Now edit it:
Click on the three dots in the visual header and choose to edit this visual.
Choose to add an icon:
Click on the + sign to add an icon.
Choose to add a custom icon:
Click on the icon you've added, then choose Custom.
Type in the URL of an image, and select OK:
Type in the website address for your image.
I found the rest of the custom visual reasonably intuitive to learn - I hope you do too!