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Line Chart with multiple values fields and legends

I would like to add a second Values field to a line chart that already has an Axis: Date, Legend: Brand, and Values: $ Volume.
The second field would be $ Volume Year Ago and would be presented in the same color as the Brand but with a dashed line.

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  • Martin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    PBI is a great tool. We're started it using extensively but missing this simple feature.
    Please, add it and make the tool even better.

  • CV commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This appears to be one of the basics of any charting tools. If you cant do 2 values against time or any other dimension, thats a shame.

  • anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Nearly 2 years since this issue was raised? Any updates anyone or any workarounds ?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Really got into trouble telling my customers that this is not possible withPower BI :(

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    this is a basic function in Excel. I am shocked to see it is not available in Power BI. Please make it available.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm a big fan of Power BI - but it's small things like this that are a setback. I'm sure it's more complicated to add than what I'm thinking but it's needed functionality for users.

  • Daphne Moon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I found a workaround for my problem :). I concatenated the two columns (in my case kpi_name and site), and then added the concatenated column as my legend. Then I created 2 separate filters based on the 2 separate columns. So now I can choose the kpi_name from one filter and the corresponding site or all the sites from the site filter.

  • Daphne Moon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I don't know why they havent fixed this yet, So many updates coming out every day , but nothing pertaining to this one. At least there should be some work around

  • Teresa B commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a must have. And to be able to determine which measure we want the 'legend' dimension to break down.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We are considering moving from our current BI solution to Power BI and the lack of this feature is a deal breaker for us. It really seems like this should be a basic existing feature and I'm disappointed to not see Power BI already able to do such a basic visualization.

  • Justin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Any update on this feature? Seems very basic and it is really frustrating that Power BI does not support this option.

  • Eric commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    we use this type of charts in excel a lot. would be great to have this added to power bi

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