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Power KPI Matrix - Time Format




Does anybody know can I change the format of a row-based KPI to be shown in minutes : seconds, using the Power KPI Matrix visual in Power BI?

I know it can be changed to currency or % using the syntax $, 0.00 or #,0.00%, respectively; however I do not know which syntax to use for the Current Value and Comparison Value to be displayed in mm:ss format (this is a KPI for a call center's handle time, which is in minutes : seconds).

Any help would be greatly appreciated.






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I am having the exact same issue, using a dashboard to display KPI data.  Is there a way to format individual metrics for time, as in the example above? 

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Hi! I still have not figured out how to solve this, I tried Shaurya's advice but it dodn't work. Could you help me? I believe this must be somehting in the syntax, I mean if we can display the results in % and $ we should be able to show time as well, I'd say. 

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Hi @wandrade,


Extract the minute and seconds part and store it in a new column. Use that column as the field in your card.




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thanks for your reply. I tried this but it didn't work, since this has be tied to the row-based metric, when I add a second field to the Row Base Metric name it messes up all the other KPIs.

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