In this module you will learn how to use the Dot Plot Power BI Custom Visual. The Dot Plot is often used when visualizing a distribution of values or a count of an occurrence across different categorical data you may have. Watch this module to learn more!
Module 08 – Dot Plot
- Power BI Custom Visual – Dot Plot
- Dataset – Amusement Park Visitors.xlsx
- Completed Example – Module 08 – Dot Plot.pbix
- The Dot Plot is a simple visual that shows a representative number of dots for the value you wish to display.
The dot chart color can easily be changed under the Format settings.
- Under the Format paintbrush there are only a few relevant properties worth noting for the Dot Plot under the X-Axis, Data labels, and Data color sections.
- The X-Axis section gives you the ability to turn off the title on the chart’s x-axis. You can also change the color of the category labels here, which I recommend making a more bold color than the default color.
- The Data colors property allow you to adjust the color that’s used throughout the chart. I would love to see in the future if this could be split into multiple colors based on different series on the chart. For the time being it’s a simple property for setting the color for the entire chart.
- Finally, in the Data labels property you can change the following on the data labels that appear above each chart value:
- Text Size
- Decimal Places
- Display Units (None, Thousands, Millions, Billions, Trillions)
- In addition to these properties you have a set of settings that appears on every visual to adjust the background color, add a border around the visual and lock the aspect ratio.
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