In this module you will learn how to use the Stream Graph chart Power BI Custom Visual. The Stream Graph is similar to a Stacked Area Chart but has more of a fluid look and feel to it. You’ll find this visual often useful when displaying data across time.
Module 18 – Stream Graph
- Power BI Custom Visual – Stream Graph
- Dataset – Language in Movies.xlsx
- Completed Example – Module 18 – Stream Graph.pbix
- Works and looks similar to a Stacked Area Chart but with a wiggle feature that gives it a more fluid look and feel
- Great for displaying data that changes over time
This shows a Stream Graph with a multiple series values, which are separated out by color.
- Under the Format paintbrush there are quite a few customizations that can be made to the appearance of the Stream Graph.
- First under the General section of the Stream Graph you will find a property called Wiggle. This property is turned on by default but turning it off makes
This shows the what the Stream Graph looks like with the Wiggle property turned off.
- Using the X-Axis or Y-Axis properties you can turn on or off the ability to display a title on these areas of the graph or change the color as well.
- Under the Legend section you can change the Position, Color and Text size of the legend. You are also able to add a title and customize the title text.
- Turning on the Data Labels property places a label on every data point on the graph. Once data labels are turned on you can change their color and text size. I have found that using these can sometimes be a little overwhelming.
- 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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