Hi everyone, in this blog we are going to learn about different types of Analytical lines in PowerBI. Let’s get started.
We have a data which talks about Sales of Various different products. You shall see a glimpse of it down below:
Our objective is to explore various types of Analytical lines.
Step1: Add a line chart with required data on X and Y axis.
Step2: Go to Analytical Pane present for the line visual chart.
You shall see possibly many different options there:
Step 3: Turn on the required analytical line and add value there.
I have created 2 visuals:
For Visual1 – I have taken Category and sales amount
For Visual2 – I have taken Sales amount and Date(Year)
Note: Your Analytical line options vary with your Data Points.
Visual1 is shown below:
For all the analytical lines – I have taken sales as my value.
Min line – Shows Min Sales
Max Line – Shows Max Sales
Median Line – Shows the Sales Mid data point
Average Line – Shows the Mean or Average Sales Value
Percentile Line – I have taken 40 Percentile there, you can choose whatever percentile value you require.
Visual2 is shown Below:
Trend Line – Shows the Positive and Negative direction – Here the line in red is directed towards lower sales in comparison to initial data point.
X Axis Constant line – It will show the constant point for data on X axis – We have Year here. As you can see the value below, it clearly has exact date. Dotted blue line is nothing but the data point on that date.
Y Axis Constant line – It works similarly to line above the only difference is of Axis. Here it will show the Horizontal line for the data point.
Last but not the least is Forecast line – The shaded area you see in the visual2 is the Outcome of Forecast line – Here the forecast is done for next 2 years. You can see upper and lower bound in the tooltip for the shade areas.
Hope you have explored the following analytical lines from this article. Thank you for reading.
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