Thursday, July 5, 2018

PowerShell Pro Tools is a Visual Studio Community 2017 extension that you can try free

I see there is at least one extension, PowerShell Pro Tools that you can download.

You can find it in the Visual Studio Community 2017.


 You can get the installer to modify the Visual Studio IDE




You need to relaunch Visual Studio to see the next screen.  Just for trying it out you can give an email and get a temp license.


This is from GitHub site listing all that you can do with this.


This is the site info for this tool




Thursday, June 28, 2018

Usage of TREEMAP data visualization in Power BI

A treemap represent an entity of items in a rectangle where each item occupies a rectangle and all entities are inside the single rectangle( not unlike a map of a state containing all the counties, a map unlike treemap is not in a rectangle).



This is supported visualization type in Power BI.


Treemap.png

I am using the data from this post  of filtered sales by employees in the Northwind database on SQL Server 2016 using a direct query.

On a new page, click treemap under visualization to add the treemap to the page as shown,


Treemap_0

Drag fields LastName and UnitPrice to the treemap and the treemap changes as shown. Each rectangle now corresponds to an employee with its area in proportion to the sales made by the employee.


Treemap_00

You can add other formatting as shown


Treemap_000
You can add Spotlight to the treemap using the Spotlight menu as shown.


Treemap_2

You can also add tooltip in the Group page.


Treemap_3

Enhancement to Donut / Pie chart in June 5, 2018 BI Update

Again this feature is available in the June 5, 2018 update of Power BI.

Visual appeal is really important and Power BI now supports labelling inside or outside the Donut and Pie charts.

We use the same data used in the previous example of controlling the inner radius of Donut control used in data visualization described in this post.

Here the labels are outside the Donut.


Here is how you make them move inside the Donut.


You can also have label's text to overflow if it is not contained.

Some labels inside and others outside.


Overflow set to Off.


In the same way PIE Charts are also handled.





Enhancement to Donut chart in June 5, 2018 Update of Power BI - 1

Visual appeal is everything for anything. It is also called eye candy, loosely put. It is aesthetics that matters.

For Donut charts this makes a big change. Now you can control the inner radius.

This is a new feature of June 5, 2018 update for Power BI. You need to install this version first before you follow this post.


Drag and drop a Donut Control to your page as shown.



Donut_00

Place check marks for the data in Query1 as shown.



Donut_0

Click Format shown here:



Donut_1

The default is Inner Radius=60%


The next two figures shows for 28% and 88% inner radii.





PowerShell Pro Tools is a Visual Studio Community 2017 extension that you can try free

I see there is at least one extension, PowerShell Pro Tools that you can download. You can find it in the Visual Studio Community 2017...