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When will the KPI Red/Yellow/Green Indicators be available on PowerBI Desktop?

KPI Red/Yellow/Green Indicators were available in Power Pivot. With the new Power BI Desktop this feature is not available anymore. If you import from PP to the Desktop it converts the RYG Indicator Dots to a number. Will the Red/Yellow/Green Indicators be added back to PowerBI Desktop? If so When?

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Hi everyone! To give you an update here, we’ve begun work on this feature!

The first step will be bringing icon sets as a conditional formatting option. You’ll be able to set rules and icons, very similar to what you can do in Excel today. We want to get this out to you quickly, so it’ll be available in table and matrix visuals only to begin with.

Based on the comments on this thread, we’re focusing on the indicators first and looking for feedback on how soon after we need to follow with model-based KPIs. Please keep letting us know in the comments if you need model support for this too!

Thanks for your patience and for engaging and voting!


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  • Manjunath Hireholi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Very important feature which Microsoft is not adding it even though this idea was posted in October 2014, almost 10 months ago!!

    Will Thompson.....Don't you think this should be on the top most priority list?

  • Aurelien Koppel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Trending KPIs would be great, not only the traffic lights like we have in Power Pivot for Excel but the ability to have increasing or decreasing arrows.

  • Adrian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I never knew this existed. Top management reporting must consist of 1-2 stop light indicators, everything else is optional. +3

  • Adrian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Any report with a red/yellow/green stoplight indicator is significantly better than a report without one.

  • Marc.Lim commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi Bjoern, the KPI I'm referring to is the functionality of what PowerPivot has.

  • Greg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    PowerPivot / Tabular KPIs should be a key feature. Not to mention being visible in a table as well as showing up on dashboard. For that matter conditional color formatting.

  • Bjoern Sjut commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Maybe I don't understand this correctly - but isn't the possibility to create a custom variable already a KPI?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    There should be support for trending as well if possible. The traffic light visualization is universal and it would be good to have that available.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I feel the ability to recognize PowerPivot/Tabular KPIs is a key feature. The KPIs and the charting go hand in hand in a dashboard.

  • Tien Dung Thoi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We have large customers with a lot of KPI's, including KPI's of KPI's.
    And they change their minds all the time.
    It would be nice if we could read the thresholds from a file/table/sheet and do the changes there, instead of digging deep inside the Power Pivot.
    Simple things such as , ,

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