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Pro Power BI Theme Creation

JSON Stylesheets for Automated Dashboard Formatting

Authors: Aspin, Adam

  • Gives a clear, simple, and progressive introduction to a subject that is hard to understand without guidance
  • Provides a single point of reference to a subject where information is currently scattered, non-existent, or overly complex
  • Enables Power BI users and power users to save dozens, or even hundreds, of hours manually formatting dashboards
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eBook 36,99 €
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  • Due: July 1, 2021
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-7068-4
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Softcover 46,79 €
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  • Due: June 3, 2021
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-7067-7
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About this book

Use JSON theme files to standardize the look of Power BI dashboards and reports. This book shows how you can create theme files using the Power BI Desktop application to define high-level formatting attributes for dashboards as well as how to tailor detailed formatting specifications for individual dashboard elements in JSON files. Standardize the look of your dashboards and apply formatting consistently over all your reports. The techniques in this book provide you with tight control over the presentation of all aspects of the Power BI dashboards and reports that you create. 
Power BI theme files use JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) as their structure, so the book includes a brief introduction to JSON as well as how it applies to Power BI themes. The book further includes a complete reference to all the current formatting definitions and JSON structures that are at your disposal for creating JSON theme files. Finally, the book includes dozens of theme files, from the simple to the most complex, that you can adopt and adapt to suit your own requirements. 

What You Will Learn

  • Produce designer output without manually formatting every individual visual in a Power BI dashboard
  • Standardize presentation for families of dashboard types
  • Switch presentation styles in a couple of clicks
  • Save dozens, or hundreds, of hours laboriously formatting dashboards
  • Define enterprise-wide presentation standards
  • Retroactively apply standard styles to existing dashboards

Who This Book Is For
Power BI users who want to save time by defining standardized formatting for their dashboards and reports, IT professionals who want to create corporate standards of dashboard presentation, and marketing and communication specialists who want to set organizational standards for dashboard delivery

About the authors

Adam Aspin is an independent business intelligence consultant based in the United Kingdom. He has worked with SQL Server for over 25 years, and now focuses on Power BI. During this time, he has developed several dozen BI and analytics systems based on the Microsoft BI product suite. Adam has been creating JSON theme files since the feature was first introduced in Power BI Desktop, and has delivered corporate Power BI themes for dozens of clients across Europe. 
Adam is a graduate of Oxford University. He has applied his skills for a range of clients in finance, banking, utilities, telecoms, construction, and retail. He is the author of Apress books: SQL Server Data Integration Recipes; Business Intelligence with SQL Server Reporting ServicesHigh Impact Data Visualization in Excel with Power View, 3D Maps, Get and Transform and Power BIPro Power BI Desktop; and Data Mashup with Microsoft Excel Using Power Query and M.

Buy this book

eBook 36,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: July 1, 2021
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-7068-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover 46,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: June 3, 2021
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-7067-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pro Power BI Theme Creation
Book Subtitle
JSON Stylesheets for Automated Dashboard Formatting
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Adam Aspin
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-7068-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-7068-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-7067-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 303
Number of Illustrations
40 b/w illustrations
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