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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 (this blog)
- Suppressing totals on waterfall charts
- Changes to DAX
- Pictorial histograms using the Graphomate custom visual
Posted by Andy Brown on 28 September 2021
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You can now label line chart series
Pleasingly, you can now show labels for the lines of a line chart:
The series labels can have a foreground and background colour.
Here are the Series labels settings used for the above chart:
The colour scheme isn't necessarily one I'd recommend!
You can choose to have different label formats for different lines by customising your series:
Toggle this option to customise your series labels.
Here's an example:
Here we're trying to make the Desert label stand out.
And here's what this would look like:
The label now stands out.
Does anyone else think it's strange that the series label colours don't default to the corresponding legend colours?