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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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  • Nicolina commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I think it is unacceptable thinking to have always had this kind of feature in the past on the preeceding tools and not having here now! Please, add this funtionality!

  • Ramesh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    yes, I agree for this feature. KPI indicators are very much used in analysis.

  • PaulS commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please provide this feature, my reports lack the necessary highlights on the important information.

  • Nawaphon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    YES IT IS VERY IMPORTANT, i wonder why microsoft didn't implement this or this team lack of skills ?

  • Simon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Although slightly cumbersome, one solution is to simply apply conditional formatting to an ASCII dot symbol.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be a great feature that thousand of people and organization could make use of.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a seemingly small but actually very important feature. Senior management are used to seeing these indicators on all of their reports (not least because Excel produces these very nicely). As other users have mentioned, improved conditional formatting based on text values would allow us to achieve the same result.

  • Clay White commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is an obvious feature that already should be there. Please add and keep us happy.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Been trying to work out how to do RAG Indicators, would be good if they aren't just limited to tables so can be used in cards or other visuals

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Voting YES to get this feature added! Clearly there's a ton of interest. I truly can't believe it's not already available.

  • Paul Turley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Kim, when you do add KPI design to Power BI, please consider these suggestions in my blog post:
    The KPI designer in SSDT for SSAS Tabular & Power Pivot meets 95% of the need for intermediate level users but having the ability to define measure-like DAX script for each element value (like SSAS MD) for advanced users would carry this feature across the finish line.

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