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September 2021 Power BI Update
Part one of a seven-part series of blogs

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.

  1. September 2021 Power BI Update (this blog)
  2. You can use shapes and icons as buttons
  3. Running Power Automate flows from Power BI reports
  4. You can now label line chart series
  5. Suppressing totals on waterfall charts
  6. Changes to DAX
  7. Pictorial histograms using the Graphomate custom visual

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Posted by Andy Brown on 28 September 2021

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September 2021 Power BI Update

This is a month of small changes!

Feature Notes
Shape and image buttons Action buttons can now be hexagons, arrows or even speech bubbles, and buttons can also show images.
Power Automate connector You can now directly run Power Automate flows from within a Power BI report.
Line chart series labels You can attach labels to each series of a multiple line chart.
Waterfall chart totals You can now choose not to show totals for waterfall charts.
New DAX features You can include yes/no comparisons with aggregate functions in CALCULATE formulae, and you can now set a locale when formatting dates.
Graphanate pictograms There's a new custom visual for creating pictograms (bar or column charts using custom icons as the filler).

And here are the features currently waiting in preview, to save you looking!

Preview features

There are no major new features being previewed this month, but lots of old friends still on the list!

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