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McMartin
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Symmetry Shading in Scatter Plot not available

I'm following the steps shown at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/visuals/power-bi-visualization-scatter to add a "symmetry shading" to the scatter plot.

That's not possible because the menu item is greyed out:

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The axis aren't categorical nor log axis.

 

I'm using Power BI Desktop

Version: 2.105.1143.0 64-bit (Mai 2022)

 

Any help is appreciated.

 

TIA,

Martin

 

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Hi @McMartin ,

 

A new version of Desktop has been released, and the new version has fixed this problem.

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Power BI June 2022 Feature Summary.

Power BI June 2022 Feature Summary

New version download link.

Download Microsoft Power BI Desktop from Official Microsoft Download Center

 

Best Regards,
Gao

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TomMartens
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Hey @McMartin 

 

to use Symmetry shading it's required that both axis are using quantitative values, meaning numeric columns or measures.

 

Hopefully, this provides an idea of what's going on.

 

Regards,

Tom 



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Hi @TomMartens ,

actually that's what I thought I am doing. As I wrote I follow the steps from the tutorial, even with their data. Without success 😞

 

But this tutorial seems to be outdated. The screenshot given there shows the old icon for formating of a visualization. I'm using the latest update out off the App store ....

 

Regards,

Martin

Hi @McMartin ,

 

Yes, Power BI has updated the preview of the modern pane, which is a little different from the previous layout, but it doesn't affect it.

 

The fields in the document are set as follows.

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Attached PBIX file for reference.

 

Best Regards,
Gao

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If there is any post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly. If I misunderstand your needs or you still have problems on it, please feel free to let us know. Thanks a lot!

How to get your questions answered quickly -- How to provide sample data

I have the same bug since last update.

I have a report that prior to that update showed the shading but now it simply does not. This report is also published in Power BI Service, with the same issue

Hi @v-cgao-msft ,

thank you for your pbix-file. I've opened it on my computer. It looks like this:

McMartin_0-1654847000096.png

No Symmetry shading visible nor available 😞

Do I need a Power BI Service License or something else? I thought I can use Power BI Desktop as standalone program.

 

Kind regards,

Martin

Hi @McMartin ,

 

A new version of Desktop has been released, and the new version has fixed this problem.

vcgaomsft_0-1655259895056.png

Power BI June 2022 Feature Summary.

Power BI June 2022 Feature Summary

New version download link.

Download Microsoft Power BI Desktop from Official Microsoft Download Center

 

Best Regards,
Gao

Community Support Team

 

If there is any post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly. If I misunderstand your needs or you still have problems on it, please feel free to let us know. Thanks a lot!

How to get your questions answered quickly -- How to provide sample data

Hi @McMartin ,

 

I also found this problem during testing.

 

A workaround is to use an older version of Power BI Desktop to open the file. I will escalate this issue and please wait for a subsequent fix. Thank you for your contribution.🤗

 

Previous monthly updates to Power BI Desktop and the Power BI service

 

Best Regards,
Gao

Community Support Team

 

If there is any post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly. If I misunderstand your needs or you still have problems on it, please feel free to let us know. Thanks a lot!

How to get your questions answered quickly -- How to provide sample data

Something strange is going on: I've checked the type of the axes. The type is "Continuous". So far so good. When I switch to "Categorical" the visual shows an error, but the menu still shows "Continuous" as selected type. When I choose "Categorical" again, everything is messed up: The "Format visual" shows an error, too. But I cannot change anything anymore:

McMartin_0-1654844083144.png

The only way back is undo or deleting the visual.

 

It seems to me the latest version of Power BI Desktop is quite buggy....

 

Regards,

Martin

v-cgao-msft
Community Support
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Hi @McMartin ,

 

The reason the option greyed out is probably because you had a non-numerical value/text type column in the X axis. If both X and Y axis are numerical field with “Don't summarize”, you should be able to turn on the Symmetry Shading.

vcgaomsft_0-1654840788274.png

Best Regards,
Gao

Community Support Team

 

If there is any post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly. If I misunderstand your needs or you still have problems on it, please feel free to let us know. Thanks a lot!

How to get your questions answered quickly -- How to provide sample data

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