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Decomposition Tree Visualization Type

Multiple requests from groups that would like to see a decomposition tree. Typically they are from Proclarity/PerformancePoint world.

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  • Gord commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Will it work on an on-premise Report Server with a limited functionality (no AI features)?

  • Christian Eriksen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Great to see the work made on this. The preview presented was definitely a move in the right direction, in terms of the visual.

    One comment - happy for this to be an 'AI' visual. However, it MUST support DirectQuery.
    It is such a shame that these great visuals cannot be rolled out to client using DirectQuery connections (in our case - DQ to Azure SQL Database).

    Just want to reinforce - this visual is one of the most wanted ideas on the forum. Don't reduce the usage of such a fantastic visual, by limiting it to who can use it.

    Must support DirectQuery.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Look forward to the decomposition tree visualization availability in power bi, it will be a winner.

  • commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I can suggest one notion about this Idea, Make this visual as AI visual just like the key influence's visual.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I can summarize how it should work, it should work as well as the Performance point version when properly configured.

  • Justyna commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If you are interested in providing feedback on how the decomposition tree should behave in Power BI please reach out to me at I am looking to schedule some 1:1 calls (or focus groups depending on the amount of interest generated). We have lots of exciting options under consideration and would love to hear your thoughts!

  • Mike Lombardi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This will really help out clients that a looking for a truly intuitive drill down feature on metrics/measures. Clients expect to be able to click on a metric and then choose the drill down path. This would really help stop clients going..."oh but in this tool I just right click and drill down based on x dimension". The visual aspects to this needs to be customisable in terms of tooltips, measures and items to display and controlling the level of drill down allowed.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree with the comments below

    This is great news, but the visual needs fully interactive capabilities in order to be a real breakthrough. Without the ability to slice & dice the data, it won't be nearly as useful
    and will command less user adoption

    Hope it gets bumped up the list

  • Mark Stacey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please make it a fully active visual, with the ability to slice other visuals by clicking, have right click drill through to other pages, allow tooltips, like a native custom visual.
    Don't give us the half-hearted "here's a pop up to look at, but doesn't interact with anything" that disappointed us so with the decomp. tree in Performance Point

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I can't help believing decomposition trees are way more value than what is being prioritized. I guess not enough folks have been exposed to decomposition trees in the past to understand their value and hence other not so great features get more votes and hence priority :-(

  • Amir Netz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    To implement breakdown trees in a way that will perform well and be scalable we'll need to enhance some deep architectural foundations in the Power BI visuals framework. The enhancements will allow a visual to send multiple different queries to the BI model and "stitch" them together to a single graphical representation.
    This architectural enhancement is a significant effort and we will start it this sprint with the intent of delivering this summer.
    Once completed it will open the door to a whole new class of visuals, including the breakdown trees.

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