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Devin Knight

Devin is a BI consultant at Pragmatic Works Consulting. Previously, he has tech edited the book Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services and was an author in the book Knight's 24-Hour Trainer: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services. Devin has spoken at past conferences like PASS and at several SQL Saturday events. He is a contributing member to the Business Intelligence Special Interest Group (SIG) for PASS as a leader in the SSIS Focus Group. Making his home in Jacksonville, FL, Devin is a participating member of the local users’ group (JSSUG).

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 64 – Dot Plot MAQ Software)

In this module you will learn how to use the Dot Plot Custom Visual by MAQ Software.  The Dot Plot is used to show distribution using dots among multiple categories or attributes.

Module 64 – Dot Plot (MAQ Software)

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Posted in Devin Knight on 17 August 2017

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 63 – Quadrant Chart)

In this module you will learn how to use the Quadrant Chart Custom Visual.  The Quadrant Chart is used to show a distribution of data across separate quadrants.

Module 63 – Quadrant Chart

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Posted in Devin Knight on 9 August 2017

Power BI – Problem, Design, Solution (Text Search Slicer)

There is a video that walks you through the solution in depth, please find the video at the end of this post along with the completed solution.

In this installment of the Problem, Design, Solution series we are going to show you how to perform a text search using slicers… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 8 August 2017

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 62 – Beyondsoft Calendar)

In this module you will learn how to use the Beyondsoft Calendar Custom Visual.  The Beyondsoft Calendar displays a single metric across a month calendar.

Module 62 – Beyondsoft Calendar

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Posted in Devin Knight on 31 July 2017

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 61 – Power KPI)

In this module you will learn how to use the Power KPI Custom Visual.  The Power KPI displays your KPI indicator values on a helpful multi-line chart with labels.

Module 61 – Power KPI

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Posted in Devin Knight on 25 July 2017

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 60 – Drilldown Player)

In this module you will learn how to use the Drilldown Player Custom Visual.  The Drilldown Player acts like a slicer that animates other visuals around it on your report.

Module 60 – Drilldown Player

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Posted in Devin Knight on 18 July 2017

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 59 – Drilldown Cartogram)

In this module you will learn how to use the Drilldown Cartogram Custom Visual.  The Drilldown Cartogram is a map visual that displays a circle for each location with varying size and color based on specific values you provide.

Module 59 – Drilldown Cartogram

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Posted in Devin Knight on 11 July 2017

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 58 – Drilldown Choropleth)

In this module you will learn how to use the Drilldown Choropleth Custom Visual.  The Drilldown Choropleth is a map visual that displays divided regions that are highlighted indicating the relative value in each location.

Module 58 – Drilldown Choropleth

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Posted in Devin Knight on 6 July 2017

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 57 – Infographic Designer)

In this module you will learn how to use the Infographic Designer Custom Visual.  The Infographic Designer give you the ability to make your reports tell a story and even theme the visuals to be more relevant to the topic of your data.

Module 57 – Infographic Designer

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Posted in Devin Knight on 30 June 2017

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 56 – Rotating Tile)

In this module you will learn how to use the Rotating Tile Custom Visual.  The Rotating Tile gives you the ability to display multiple metrics on a single visual that rotates through each value you wish to display.  This allows you to save valuable space on your reports!

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Posted in Devin Knight on 20 June 2017

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 55 – Enlighten World Flag Slicer)

In this module you will learn how to use the Enlighten World Flag Slicer Custom Visual.  The Enlighten World Flag Slicer takes a text field from your dataset and if the value uses a country’s name or abbreviation it will display a flag. This flag visual can then be used… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 13 June 2017

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 54 – Route Map)

In this module you will learn how to use the Route Map Power BI Custom Visual.  The Route Map uses latitude, longitude, and time to show the trajectory of an object on a map.

Module 54 – Route Map

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Posted in Devin Knight on 6 June 2017

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 53 – Play Axis)

In this module you will learn how to use the Play Axis Power BI Custom Visual.  The Play Axis visual works like a dynamic slicer that animates your other report visuals without needing to click every time you want to change your filter value.

Module 53 – Play Axis

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Posted in Devin Knight on 30 May 2017

Power BI – Problem, Design, Solution (Concatenated Tooltip)

Welcome to a new series that I’m starting with a few colleagues at Pragmatic Works. The goal of this series is to document many design practices and solutions to problems that we often run into with customers. Each post will be accompanied by a video (found in the bottom under… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 24 May 2017

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 52 – Bowtie Chart)

In this module you will learn how to use the Bowtie Chart Power BI Custom Visual.  The Bowtie Chart visual is designed to show a flow of data from one process or category to another.

Module 52 – Bowtie Chart

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Posted in Devin Knight on 23 May 2017

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 51 – Hierarchy Slicer)

In this module you will learn how to use the Hierarchy Slicer Power BI Custom Visual.  The Hierarchy Slicer visual is a great way to filter your day but within a hierarchical view of your data.

Module 51 – Hierarchy Slicer

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Posted in Devin Knight on 17 May 2017

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 50 – Narratives)

In this module you will learn how to use the Narrative Power BI Custom Visual.  The Narrative visual is developed by Narrative Science and it gives you the ability to automatically deliver analysis of your data.  The results look similar to a final report that a analyst might provide after… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 9 May 2017

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 49 – SandDance)

In this module you will learn how to use the SandDance Power BI Custom Visual.  The SandDance visual is an incredibly interactive visual that allows you to create insights to view your data in multiple ways and with animations.

Module 49 – SandDance

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Posted in Devin Knight on 1 May 2017

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 48 – Time Brush)

In this module you will learn how to use the Time Brush Power BI Custom Visual.  The Time Brush gives you the ability both filter your report and see a graphics representation of your data at the same time. The name Time Brush comes from the behavior used when you… Read more

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Posted in Devin Knight on 25 April 2017

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 47 – Line Dot Chart)

In this module you will learn how to use the Line Dot Chart Power BI Custom Visual.  The Line Dot Chart gives you the ability to make a more engaging line chart that can actually be animated across time.

Module 47 – Line Dot Chart

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Posted in Devin Knight on 18 April 2017

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