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Jaqinthebox
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Conditional formatting using a measure

Hi,

 

How can I have different colours for different years in a chart visual? I have tried a switch measure but when I go to the Conditional formatting option on the visual, the measure I just made does not load, I just get a "blank" red outlined box;

 

Jaqinthebox_1-1715619204432.png

 

 

Jaqinthebox_0-1715618958988.png

The calculation I used for the measure was;

Colour scheme = SWITCH(true(), max('Calendar'[Year])="2022","pink",

max('Calendar'[Year])="2023", "purple",

max('Calendar'[Year])="2024", "orange","silver")

 

Or am I going about this the wrong way?

 

Thank you in advance.

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Jihwan_Kim
Super User
Super User

Hi,

I am not sure how your semantic model looks like, but if the year column in the calendar table is not text format, please try something like below.

 

Colour scheme =
SWITCH (
    TRUE (),
    MAX ( 'Calendar'[Year] ) = 2022, "pink",
    MAX ( 'Calendar'[Year] ) = 2023, "purple",
    MAX ( 'Calendar'[Year] ) = 2024, "orange",
    "silver"
)

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v-xiandat-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Jaqinthebox ,

Thank you for @Jihwan_Kim and @_AAndrade answer , and I have other suggestions:
Below is my table:

vxiandatmsft_0-1715649313192.png

The following DAX might work for you:

Colour scheme = 
SWITCH(true(), 
MAX('Table'[Date]) = "1/1/2024","pink",

MAX('Table'[Date])="2/1/2024", "purple",

MAX('Table'[Date])="3/1/2024", "orange","silver")

The final output is shown in the following figure:

vxiandatmsft_1-1715649879865.png

vxiandatmsft_2-1715649999568.png

 

What we can see is that this metric is applied well in the table, indicating that there is no problem, on the bar chart the x-axis fails, which is an existing problem.

There is currently no way to control the x-axis of the bars via measure.

Best Regards,

Xianda Tang

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Thank you all for your replies @v-xiandat-msft @Jihwan_Kim @_AAndrade 

 

It was the reply from @Jihwan_Kim which helped. I hadn't formatted the "Year" column in my calendar to Text. I had no idea that had to be done for conditional formatting measures to work (I'm relatively new to Power BI!)

 

Result as below;

 

Jaqinthebox_0-1715673979372.png

 

Thanks again to everyone that replied.

 

Jihwan_Kim
Super User
Super User

Hi,

I am not sure how your semantic model looks like, but if the year column in the calendar table is not text format, please try something like below.

 

Colour scheme =
SWITCH (
    TRUE (),
    MAX ( 'Calendar'[Year] ) = 2022, "pink",
    MAX ( 'Calendar'[Year] ) = 2023, "purple",
    MAX ( 'Calendar'[Year] ) = 2024, "orange",
    "silver"
)

If this post helps, then please consider accepting it as the solution to help other members find it faster, and give a big thumbs up.


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_AAndrade
Super User
Super User

Did you try to click on that box and search for your measure?





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