Power BI is a business analytics service by Microsoft. It aims to provide interactive visualizations and business intelligence capabilities with an interface simple enough for end-users to create their own reports and dashboards. It is part of the Microsoft Power Platform.
Which different types of visualizations do it provides?
Here are the visualizations types in Power BI:
The area chart depends on line charts to display quantitative graphical data. The area between the axis and lines is commonly filled with colors, textures, and patterns. You can compare more than two quantities with area charts. It shows the trend changes over time and can be used to attract the attention of the users to know the total changes across the trends.
Line charts are mostly used charts to represent the data and are characterized by a series of data points connected by a straight line. Each point in the line corresponds to a data value in the given category. It shows the exact value of the plotted data. Line charts should only be used to measure the trends over a period of time, e.g. dates, months, and years
Bar charts are mostly used graphs because they are simple to create and easy to understand. Bar charts are also called horizontal charts that represent the absolute data. They are useful to display the data that include negative values because it is possible to position the bars above and below the x-axis.
Column charts are similar to bar charts, and the only difference between these two is, column chart divides the same category data into the clusters and compares within the clusters. Also, it compares the data from other clusters.
A combo chart is a combination of both the column charts and line charts that help you to make a quicker comparison of the data. The combo chart shows the relationship between two measures in a single visualization. It also helps to compare multiple measures with different values.
A pie chart is a circular statistical chart, and it shows the whole data in parts. Each portion of a pie chart represents the percentages, and the sum of all parts should be equal to 100%. The whole data can be divided into slices to show the numerical propositions of each part of the data. Pie charts are mostly used to represent the same category of data. It helps users to understand the data quickly. They are widely used in education, the business world, and communication media.
Doughnuts are similar to pie charts, and it is named doughnut chart because it looks similar to a doughnut. You can easily understand the data because doughnut charts show the whole data into the proposition. It is the most useful chart when you need to display various propositions that make up the final value.
And many more types of charts like
- Funnel Charts
- Scatter Charts
- Bubble Charts
- Waterfall Charts