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KPI Icon sets for use in table and matrix visualizations

Many of the Power BI Community have come from a background of using Power Pivot in Microsoft Excel. Excel had a fantastic way of using built-in conditional KPI icon functionality to add impact and information to table and matrix visualizations. The red-yellow-green circle icon set is valuable as an easy-to-interpret indicator of whether something is on track (or not) against defined goals.

This functionality is glaringly absent from the Power BI Desktop. There was a previous request for tis that has been marked as “completed”, but it’s still missing.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is high on my wish list - We need this for Power BI report representing project health indicators in a data set connected to Project Online - currently we just show a Text (On Track) - which isn't that cool...

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Excel had a fantastic way of using built-in conditional KPI icon functionality to add impact and information to table and matrix visualizations. The red-yellow-green circle icon set is valuable as an easy-to-interpret indicator of whether something is on track (or not) against defined goals.
        This functionality is absent from the Power BI Desktop. There was a previous request for tis that has been marked as “completed”, but it’s still missing.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Excel had a fantastic way of using built-in conditional KPI icon functionality to add impact and information to table and matrix visualizations. The red-yellow-green circle icon set is valuable as an easy-to-interpret indicator of whether something is on track (or not) against defined goals.
        This functionality is glaringly absent from the Power BI Desktop. There was a previous request for tis that has been marked as “completed”, but it’s still missing.

      • JohnJohn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any update?

        I could migrate 3 Excel Power Pivot dashboards to Power BI if I had this feature today.

        Please let us know if this is coming out any time soon...

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Currently the custom visual of infographics kinda do this, but sure is a little cluncky, getting this kind of customisation surely makes the visual more confortable to nom-analytical viewers

      • EstebanEsteban commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree. This would be great. I more great would be if you can custom the KPI icon.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We use this a lot with SSRS and also even PerformancePoint, and we would like to swap out PerformancePoint with PowerBI.

      • Xavier RoviraXavier Rovira commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The problem is even worst. I started my model few months ago in PowerPivot, using KPI functionality. I migrated it to PowerBi due to severe performance problem, and continue its development in PowerBI. The migration tool was great in migrating the KPI functionality and it creates like a "group calculated field" with three Childs: Value, status, goal. Great!!!

        Now the problem I face is I cannot create new ones

      • Miguel GallardoMiguel Gallardo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I totally agree. This is a great functionality in PowerPivot that PoweBI is missing!

        I hope you can add it soon!

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