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power bi visualization



Usage: Displays data in a tabular format, suitable for presenting detailed information.
 Example: A financial institution uses a table to display a detailed list of customer transactions, including date, amount, and transaction type. This helps in comprehensive auditing and analysis.

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Column Chart

Usage: Represents data using vertical bars, suitable for comparing values across different categories. Example: An e-commerce company uses a column chart to compare sales figures for different product categories, helping identify top-performing and underperforming categories.

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Bar Chart

Usage: Similar to a column chart, but with horizontal bars. Useful for comparing values horizontally. Example: A marketing agency uses a bar chart to represent the performance of various marketing channels (e.g., social media, email, SEO) in terms of lead generation.

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Line Chart

Usage: Displays trends over time or continuous data points using lines. Example: A manufacturing company uses a line chart to visualise the production output over months, identifying trends and potential seasonality in production.

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Pie Chart

Usage: Represents data in a circular graph, useful for showing proportions and percentages. Example: A retail store uses a pie chart to illustrate the distribution of sales across different product departments, aiding in inventory management and marketing strategies.

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Doughnut Chart

Usage: Similar to a pie chart but with a hole in the center. Useful for visualizing hierarchical data. Example: An HR department uses a doughnut chart to showcase the distribution of employee skills within the organization, helping in talent management and skill development planning.

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Usage: Displays geographical data on a map, suitable for visualising regional patterns. Example: A logistics company uses a map to visualise the delivery routes and transportation hubs, optimising delivery schedules and reducing transit times.

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Usage: Represents data within a range, often used for key performance indicators (KPIs). Example: An energy company uses a gauge to display the energy consumption in a manufacturing plant, helping monitor efficiency and setting energy-saving goals.

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KPI Indicator

Usage: Displays key performance indicators with clear visual indicators. Example: A sales team uses KPI indicators to track monthly sales targets, providing a quick visual representation of whether the team is meeting its goals.

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Usage: Shows a single value or metric prominently, useful for highlighting key figures.
 Example: A healthcare organisation uses a card to display the total number of patient admissions for the month, offering a quick snapshot of the hospital's performance.

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Connect to SQL Database

A quick 10-step process for data visualization in Power BI using SQL

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