Power BI | Charts exercise | Create a KPI and a drill-down bar chart for skyscraper data

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Software ==> Power BI  (92 exercises)
Version ==> Latest update
Topic ==> Charts  (10 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Course ==> Introduction to Power BI
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Open the Power BI report (not the Excel workbook) in the above folder:


As the text box at the top of the reports says, this contains a list of skyscrapers taken from Wikipedia.

To whet your appetite, create a cheeky card to show the number of skyscrapers:

Card counting buildings

You'll need to turn the Category Label off and the Title on to get this effect.


Create a bar chart comparing the number of buildings for each country:

Bar chart

Your chart should show data labels inside the bars, and have conditional formatting to show countries with more skyscrapers in darker colours.

Add the City column to the chart and turn on drill mode.  When you click on a bar in the chart you should see a count of the number of skyscrapers for each city in the country you've clicked on:

USA city buildings

For example, this is what you should see when you click on the USA bar.

Save your report as Symbols of what though, and close it down.

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