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kevbrown1980
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Format bar chart colours

Hi

 

I have a bar chart that needs to show colour changes depending on whether the values have increased or decreased from the previous Month.

 

For example - 

 

I have a calculated field called MOM Fruit

 

Jan = 19

Feb = 26

Mar = 14

Apr = 6

May = 8

 

So, I need Feb to be Red, Mar Green, Apr Green and May Red

 

Any help would be great

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v-yangliu-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi  @kevbrown1980 ,

I created some data:

vyangliumsft_0-1645675237744.png

Here are the steps you can follow:

1. Create measure.

Color =
var _current=CALCULATE(SUM('Table'[MOM Fruit]),FILTER(ALL('Table'),MONTH('Table'[Date])=MONTH(MAX('Table'[Date]))))
var _last=CALCULATE(SUM('Table'[MOM Fruit]),FILTER(ALL('Table'),MONTH('Table'[Date])=MONTH(MAX('Table'[Date])-1)))
var _if=
IF(
    _last=BLANK(),_current,_last)
var _su=
_current - _if
return
SWITCH(
    TRUE(),
    _su=0,"blue",
    _su>0,"red",
    _su<0,"green")

2. Click Visual - Format - Data colors -- fx

vyangliumsft_1-1645675237745.png

3. Enter the Default color interface.

Format style – Field value

What field should we base this on – [color]

vyangliumsft_2-1645675237746.png

4. Result:

vyangliumsft_3-1645675237748.png

 

Best Regards,

Liu Yang

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly

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v-yangliu-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi  @kevbrown1980 ,

I created some data:

vyangliumsft_0-1645675237744.png

Here are the steps you can follow:

1. Create measure.

Color =
var _current=CALCULATE(SUM('Table'[MOM Fruit]),FILTER(ALL('Table'),MONTH('Table'[Date])=MONTH(MAX('Table'[Date]))))
var _last=CALCULATE(SUM('Table'[MOM Fruit]),FILTER(ALL('Table'),MONTH('Table'[Date])=MONTH(MAX('Table'[Date])-1)))
var _if=
IF(
    _last=BLANK(),_current,_last)
var _su=
_current - _if
return
SWITCH(
    TRUE(),
    _su=0,"blue",
    _su>0,"red",
    _su<0,"green")

2. Click Visual - Format - Data colors -- fx

vyangliumsft_1-1645675237745.png

3. Enter the Default color interface.

Format style – Field value

What field should we base this on – [color]

vyangliumsft_2-1645675237746.png

4. Result:

vyangliumsft_3-1645675237748.png

 

Best Regards,

Liu Yang

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly

SteveHailey
Solution Specialist
Solution Specialist

Hello @kevbrown1980.

Assuming you have a date table, you could create a measure using this pattern:

Bar formatting =
VAR PriorMonthMOMFruit =
    CALCULATE ( SUM ( 'Table'[MOM Fruit] ), DATEADD ( 'Date'[Date], -1, MONTH ) )
VAR CurrentMonthMOMFruit =
    CALCULATE ( SUM ( 'Table'[MOM Fruit] ) )
VAR Result =
    IF ( ( CurrentMonthMOMFruit - PriorMonthMOMFruit ) > 0, "Green", "Red" )
RETURN
    Result

Note that you can replace "Green" and "Red" with hex values if you want to fine-tune the shade of the colour.


Then, select your bar chart, and in the visualization pane, under Data colors, click the "fx" button:

SteveHailey_0-1643806183849.png

On the next screen, under the "Format style" drop-down at the top, choose "Field value".

Then, under "What field should we base this on", choose the measure you created above.

Your results should look something like this:

SteveHailey_1-1643806262869.png

I created a .pbix file here that you can download if it is helpful.

 

-Steve

amitchandak
Super User
Super User

@kevbrown1980 , create a measure like this example and use it conditional formatting using field value option

 

Colour =
SWITCH(TRUE(),
max('Table'[Month]) = "Feb", "red",
max('Table'[Month]) = "Mar", "Green",

max('Table'[Month]) = "Apr", "Green",

max('Table'[Month]) = "May", "Red",
//keep on adding
"green")

 

How to do conditional formatting by measure and apply it on pie?: https://youtu.be/RqBb5eBf_I4

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