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New Card Visual in Power BI

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The New Card Visual in Power BI: A Game Changer for Dashboard Design

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Hold onto your data hats, folks, because the Power BI revolution just took a big step forward with the New Card Visual! If you’re tired of the limitations of the legacy card visuals and yearning for more flexibility and finesse, then rejoice! This new kid on the block is here to blow your dashboard design socks off.

Where to find the New Card Visual in Power BI

New Card Visual in Power BI

But before we dive into the nitty-gritty, let’s rewind a bit. Remember the frustration of juggling multiple card visuals to display even the simplest multi-part metric? Or the clunky dance of formatting them individually to achieve a cohesive look? Yeah, we’ve all been there. The New Card Visual says goodbye to those dark days and ushers in a golden age of streamlined dashboards and stunning data storytelling.

So, what makes this new card so darn special? Let’s unpack its superpowers:


  1. All-in-one Multi-Part Metrics: Ditch the visual juggling act! The New Card Visual lets you showcase multiple measures or fields within a single card, saving you space and creating a much cleaner visual narrative. Imagine displaying sales figures alongside average profit margin, all neatly tucked into one beautifully formatted card. Boom! Instant dashboard win.

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  1. Reference Labels: Context is King: Numbers are great, but context is what makes them truly sing. The New Card Visual understands this, offering the ability to add reference labels that provide additional context to your data points. Think target values, percentage changes, or any other relevant metric that adds that extra layer of insight. Now your audience can not only see the numbers but also understand what they mean in the bigger picture.

Reference Labels

  1. Customization Galore: Unleash your inner data artist! The New Card Visual doesn’t just display data, it lets you personalize it to perfection. From flexible formatting options like font size, color, and alignment to advanced conditional formatting based on data values, you have complete control over how your cards look and feel. Want a bold red card for negative values? You got it! Dreaming of subtle gradients for nuanced trends? Done! The possibilities are endless.

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  1. Future-Proofed Flexibility: This isn’t just a pretty face, folks. The New Card Visual is built with the future in mind. Its modular design allows for extensions and future updates, ensuring that it stays relevant and adapts as your data needs evolve. Think of it as your loyal data visualization companion on your journey to dashboard mastery.

Bonus content:  Below are some examples of the new card visual in Power BI where I used different kinds of formattting.  The sky’s the limit.

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But wait, there’s more! This isn’t just a visual feast for the eyes, it’s a performance powerhouse too. The New Card Visual is optimized for efficiency, ensuring your dashboards load lightning-fast even with complex data setups. No more sluggish reports holding you back – just smooth, seamless data exploration.

Of course, no good story is complete without a call to action. So, dear data enthusiasts, the time has come to embrace the New Card Visual and unlock the full potential of your dashboards. Experiment, create, and personalize to your heart’s content. Remember, data deserves to be seen, understood, and appreciated, and the New Card Visual is the perfect tool to make that happen.

So, what are you waiting for? Go forth and unleash your data magic! And hey, don’t forget to share your creations with the Power BI community. We’re all eager to see the data artistry you bring to life with this amazing new visual.

P.S. This is just the beginning. The Power BI team is constantly innovating, and with the New Card Visual firmly in place, who knows what stunning data visualization tools await us next? Stay tuned, folks, the future of data storytelling is looking brighter than ever!

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The microsoft  page show in more detail how to manage the formatting.

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