Create Advanced Line Chart for Power BI
Step 1 – Get the visual
You can get the visual from our website, Microsoft AppSource or Power BI desktop/web.
a. Website - Go to the visual page and click on ‘Get Trial’ button. You will be redirected to the pricing page where you will provide your email id and click on the ‘Download Visual’ button.
You will receive a mail which will contain the link to download .pbiviz file and a free trial license.
b. Microsoft AppSource – Click on the link and click on ‘Install Free’ button to download the .pbiviz file.
c. Power BI Desktop/Web – From Power BI desktop/web, click on three dots besides native icons and click on Get more visuals. Then type the visual name and click on ‘Add’ button.
Step 2 – Map your data in the fields available
After importing the visual in Power BI, map data in the given fields. Here we have mapped ‘Region’ in Category, ‘Sales LY’ in Value 1 and ‘Segment’ in Legend.
In case you want to show tooltip of some other data in the visual, you can map that data under ‘Tooltip’ field.
Step 3 – Format your visual further
a. License Details - If you want to check how your visual works in other Power BI platforms besides Power BI desktop, you have to fill License Details section.
To know more about License Details section, click here.
b. Layout Section – In case you don’t want to see the Conditional Color Formatting and Sorting icons present on the top left of the visual. You can switch off the Show Toolbar button.
c. Chart and Legend Section - To know more about these sections, please click the below links
d. X/Y Axis – You can format the X and Y Axis under these sections. You can choose the type of the axis, axis color, axis label formatting and many more.
For more details visit Axis section.
e. Primary and Secondary Y/X axis - assign type, color of the axis and much more.
f. Small multiple – If you have already mapped ‘Small multiples’ field with your data based on which you want to split your visuals into small visuals, then this section is used for formatting the small multiple visuals further.
To know more about this section's formatting, go to small multiple section.
g. Variations of Line chart – you can customize the line style and shape in the Value tab in the Format visual section.
i. Line shape - If you want a smooth line chart, you can set the line shape to ‘Smooth’. You can be able to make non-continuous line chart and Line chart with multiple variations of stepped lines from Advanced Line chart.
If you want to know more about all the properties available under Line series, please click here.
Step 4 – Advance Feature (Conditional Color Formatting and Sorting)
a. Conditional Color Formatting - You can color the lines based on data fields or rules. Gradient coloring is not available in Line. You may learn more about conditional color formatting by visiting the Conditional Color Formatting section.
Conditional coloring in this visual is based on legend. Map the data based on which you want to color them. Click on ‘Conditional Color’ icon on the top left side.
Under Format Style select Rules. Click on Add Rule and you can now change the line color based on the mapped data.
Note - gradient coloring is not available in this visual currently. Coloring based on fields and rules are possible.
b. Sorting - PBIVizEdit offers great sorting flexibility for all its visuals. Below, we have shown how to create and apply custom sorting based on the fields you choose.
For more details, visit Sorting section.