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  • Writer's pictureLachlan McLeod

Power BI Update: April 2024

Introducing the 100% Stacked Area Chart, offering a clear portrayal of relative percentages in stacked areas. Accompanied by line enhancements, users can now customise transparency and smoothness for a more tailored visual experience. Stay informed and explore these new features to elevate your data visualisation.


New Visual – 100% Stacked Area Chart

Introducing the newest addition to the core visuals gallery: the 100% Stacked Area Chart. This visual tool displays the relative percentage of multiple data series in stacked areas, ensuring that the total always equals 100%. It's designed to offer a clear insight into how different parts contribute to the whole over time. Users can easily locate it in the visual gallery, on-object dialog, or format pane, conveniently placed next to the regular Stacked Area Chart.

Used with permission from Microsoft.

For those seeking further insights into this new visual and additional line enhancements, a comprehensive article is available for exploration here. This article delves into the details, providing a deeper understanding of the features.


Line enhancements

Users can now enhance their line charts with the latest line control features offered by the platform. These features allow for more precise adjustments, including the ability to modify line colour transparency under Lines > Colors > Transparency and customise the colour and transparency of individual series by selecting them in the 'Apply settings to' dropdown menu. Additionally, users can employ Monotone and the new Cardinal smooth type for smoother lines with complete control. They also have the option to choose from before, centre, and after step lines to align their visual narratives.

Used with permission from Microsoft.

These new enhancements signify just the beginning of what's in store. Explore these features to remain ahead of the curve and unlock new possibilities in visualisation.


For the rest of the Power BI April 2024 update, click here, or if you would like to discuss Power BI for your business, email or give us a call on +61 746 596 700.


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