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tyswizzle
Advocate I
Advocate I

Custom Data Labels are Completely Unuable -- Jan 2024

Hi! 

A few months ago, I had the opposite problem that had been solved up until recently, and I just wanted to make Microsoft aware of a new issue as it is now affecting both Desktop and Service.

Anecdotally, Custom Data Labels have been hit or miss since I started working with Power BI around early 2021. After working for a few months, I believe they're once again broken (as of January 2024).

I create custom data labels because default data labels are usually too abundant and/or I want to modify what the label shows. Here's the dax again for the measure that I'm using for my custom data label, which remains unchanged since the previous post:

DataLabel.Safety.TPIR =
    var _TPIR = [Safety.TPIR.OverTime]
    var _month = MAX(slicer_Dates[Month])
    var _mod = 3
    var _currMonthMod =
        MOD(
            MONTH(
                MAX(slicer_ProjectInfo[date.Safety.Latest])
            ),
            _mod
        )
    var _formattedTPIR =
        IF(
            _TPIR > [Graph.Max.Safety.TPIR],
            ">"FORMAT([Graph.Max.Safety.TPIR], "#,##0.00"),
            FORMAT(_TPIR, "#,##0.00")
        )
return
    IF(
        ISBLANK(_TPIR) || MOD(_month, _mod) <> _currMonthMod,
        BLANK(),
        _formattedTPIR
    )
 
I have been using 2 other custom data label measures for other graphs (all are line and stacked column charts)  following the same model as above, and honestly, I'm at a complete loss as to what is going on with this feature.
 
  • Sometimes I'm able to change the color of the label text, sometimes I'm not. Sometimes, I'm even able to change it to one color, but not to another.
  • Sometimes the labels show what the Custom Label returns, sometimes it shows what the actual data value is.
  • Sometimes completely rebuilding the graph fixes the issue, sometimes it doesn't.
  • Sometimes the data label displays correctly on Service while displaying incorrectly on desktop. Sometimes its the other way around.
  • Sometimes the data lables just don't show at all, sometimes they do! 

All of these things can occur simultaneously throughout the dashboard on different visuals. I don't even know where to start asking for help because the issues are changing every time I reopen the file on my desktop or refresh the page on service. 

This may have turned into more of a rant, but I'm truly curious if anyone else experiences one or more of these issues and if there's any known fix/indication that a fix is in the works.

 

Cheers! 

 

Edit: I have tried all combinations of Value/Detail/Layout I can think of but the issues persist.

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v-tangjie-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @tyswizzle ,

 

This issue has been submitted internally. Please be patient to wait for fixing. If there is any news, I will update it here.

---Update---

The issue has been fixed.

 

Best Regards,

Neeko Tang

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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Earkkaperk
New Member

Hi @v-tangjie-msft 

 

I still got this problem occurs.

Is it fix or is it still on process?

Thanks

Hi @Earkkaperk ,

 

The issue has been fixed. Please download the latest version of Power BI Desktop and retry.

 

Best Regards,

Neeko Tang

v-tangjie-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @tyswizzle ,

 

This issue has been submitted internally. Please be patient to wait for fixing. If there is any news, I will update it here.

---Update---

The issue has been fixed.

 

Best Regards,

Neeko Tang

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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