How to Create a Power BI Heatmap

What are Data Visualization Heatmaps?

Why are Heatmaps Useful?

Heatmap Examples

  • clickmap showing which parts of a web application have had the most click.
  • scrollmap highlights how far users scroll down the web page before further navigation.
  • eye tracking is not always obvious due to some level of complexity. The overall goal is to capture where the users pay most attention to.
  • mouse tracking is indicated by some research as a substitute for eye tracking.

A step-by-step guide on creating a heatmap on Power BI

  • the rows will correspond to the different platforms.
  • the columns represent the years.
  • the values are the global sales made by each platform in a specific year.
  • drag, drop Platform in the Rows field.
  • drag, drop Year in the Columns field.
  • drag, drop Global_Sales in the Values field.

Things to Remember When Using Power BI Heatmaps

  • Heatmaps are density and intensity driven. So it is important to choose colors that accurately represent that information.
  • If you are not using numerical data in the Values section, you won’t get the Conditional Formatting option.
  • Some cells might not have any value after transforming your data into a matrix. In this case, PowerBI gives you the option to set those values to zero, which can be helpful.
  • You can customize your Power BI heatmap by either using predefined colors or customizing your own colors.
  • Power BI heatmaps are only available from the Power BI Marketplace .

Conclusion

  • Data modeling in Power BI, from this course, you will be able to understand the foundations of data modeling by going into star and snowflake schemas.
  • Data Analyst in Power BI, through hands-on exercises, you will learn data analysts’ best practices and discover advanced Power BI features, including DAX, Power Query, etc.

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