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walker8888
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Creating a Clustered Chart similar to EXCEL

Hello I am trying to recreate this chart exactly how it is in EXCEL in Power BI. In EXCEL it just gives us the choice of this style of chart. Is there a simple method of doing it in Power BI? I have not been able to do it so far. 

 

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williamadams12
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Hi Walker - Your data table needs to be reformatted. To render the visualization you want in Power BI, start to think about the structure of your data models and tables: e.g., row values which can be referenced on axes, etc. 

 

As such, if you're loading the dataset into PowerQuery in the exact same format as the table above, it needs to be unpivoted to render the view you want.

 

So, try right-clicking on the "Priority" column in the PowerQuery Editor and select "Unpivot Other Columns" so that the two FTE column headers are transformed as values in rows. Once the FTE designations are listed in the data table as values in the "Attribute" column, they can be dropped into the Y-Axis on the Clustered Bar Chart, with the figures in Value being on the X-Axis and the data being broken out by the Priority types in the Legend. 

 

williamadams12_0-1656434188736.png

 

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selimovd
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Hey @walker8888 ,

 

you can do that with the clustered bar chart:

selimovd_1-1656434746449.png

 

Here a quick trial with similar data than yours:

selimovd_0-1656434697672.png

 

If you need any help please let me know.
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Or this 

walker8888_0-1656435395607.png

 

@walker8888 - You can't render the view you want without unpivoting the FTE columns in your dataset in PowerQuery. Do this first and reference the unpivoited Attribute of FTE types in the Y-Axis. 

Ok, I will give that a try

 

@selimovd - Just telling him to use a clustered bar chart with some screengrabs isn't an actual solution, and more importantly, it teaches him nothing he can subsequently apply to other data transformation or visualization challenges he may encounter. 

 

The data in its current formatted table cannot be rendered in the desired visualization without unpivoting the FTE columns in Power Query first. 

How did you do that. When I try that it does not split the External FTE and Internal FTE. It gives me something like this 

walker8888_1-1656435284161.png

 

 

williamadams12
Resolver I
Resolver I

Hi Walker - Your data table needs to be reformatted. To render the visualization you want in Power BI, start to think about the structure of your data models and tables: e.g., row values which can be referenced on axes, etc. 

 

As such, if you're loading the dataset into PowerQuery in the exact same format as the table above, it needs to be unpivoted to render the view you want.

 

So, try right-clicking on the "Priority" column in the PowerQuery Editor and select "Unpivot Other Columns" so that the two FTE column headers are transformed as values in rows. Once the FTE designations are listed in the data table as values in the "Attribute" column, they can be dropped into the Y-Axis on the Clustered Bar Chart, with the figures in Value being on the X-Axis and the data being broken out by the Priority types in the Legend. 

 

williamadams12_0-1656434188736.png

 

williamadams12_1-1656434222033.png

 

 

 

@williamadams12 you are awesome it worked

Thanks, @walker8888 - If you could, please mark this post as a solution for others to reference. 

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