Better Conditional Formatting Tools
It's necessary for me, as well as others I'm sure, about conditional formatting where there is possibly no numeric value but Text. As well as being capable of applying conditional formatting based on other columns.
Not sure whether this is a simple change for you guys to work on, but definitely will make a BIG difference. :)
PowerBI PM, can we please implement this?
Also need this
Jack Schafer commented
This functionality would be awesome!
Michael Proctor commented
Excel has conditional formatting based on the value of the cell you want to format, as well as a different cell in another column (for the same row), and the value the formatting is conditional on doesn't have to be a number! Not everyone wants to deal with numbers.
Having said all this, I was using Sisense in a previous role and was waiting for the same feature for 2 years, so I'm not surprised, but share the frustration.
Emma Brice commented
would be really great and its frustrating its now available
I'm quite flabergasted by this lack of functionality... After all it's all about the visualization of data and TEXT is data...
Being able to conditionally format one report column based on another is an absolute must for me. I.e. If column A greater than column B then Red. No way I can convince my users to move away from excel without this.
Is conditional formatting text still not available?
Power BI needs to get to a similar level of flexibility with conditional formatting as available in Excel.
This includes extending it to text fields/measure values, to apply to total row values, to be able to format a value in one column based on the value of another.
Also making the Wingdings font available would be good too; eg being able to display a character as a tick or cross (as you can in Excel) to indicate pass/fail, etc.
This seems pretty basic. Should have been done by now.
Dan Carpenter commented
Agree. Formatting an entire row or just a cell in a table based on text values would be extremely helpful.
Visual effects are important in any reporting tool. People that build reports/analytics might have a better understanding of the data even when it looks doll. However, as more and more non technical people become dependent on analytics it is imperative to have all the necessary effects in place for them to be able to interpret data. Conditional formatting in Power BI must be enhanced to include the suggested feature mentioned here.
Include Harvey Balls and smileys like Excel.
Also build it in a way that I can releate to other aspect in the row. Like
System availabilty Norm jan feb mar etc
SAP 99,5% 99.4 (red) 99.5 (orange) 99.9(green)
Power BI 95.8 99.4 (Green)96 (green) 94 (red)
So every system has it's own norm to releate to.
It would be extremely helpful to have more control over conditional formatting. Specifying based on text (if value = apple then red, if value = banana then yellow, etc.) or based on a formula (if value > 100 then green else if value between 50 and 99 then yellow else red) that's in a different column.
I'm trying to do RAG statuses based on values, but I don't want the numbers to show, just the color. Would be helpful to be able to match the text color to the background color via conditional formatting.
Conditional formatting on Text would be very helpful. There seems to be another idea, asking for conditional formatting on Text as well.
Hari Narayan Singh commented
Yes, much needed!! Please do this asap..
Ray T commented