Q&A Visual in Power BI Desktop

In this post series, I am going to show how to use new Q&A visuals for the aim of creating easy visuals by typing the natural language and define some user-defined terms and how to manage it.

This visual is now generally available for everyone.

IN this post some introduction to this visual about how you can write a sentence and created a visual in your report.

Simple Visual 

my dataset is about the customer feedback about our service, they rate us High or low. Customer information like company size, the role of the customer in organization, tenure and so forth.

now I am going to create a visual by click on the panel

or simply double click on the white screen in the Power BI desktop page

so you should see below screen

in the textbox, you can ask the question

I am going to type below question: “Show me  the Average Ticket Count by Country-region as Pie chart”, I start to type and as you can see in the below picture the Q&n understand the ticket count term from my type,

Next, I want to show this average by each country and region so I use the By 

command and then the country-region

the chart can be a pie chart, so I start to type “as Pie chart”

you can change to other types of the chart as a bar chart

you can choose any chart from table to matrix

Next, after creating the visual, just click on the icon on the right side of the visual to make it as a normal visual.


Next, you can see the visual in your report, you could not back to edit the visual.

It is a simple use of the Q&A visual in Power BI desktop that we already have it in the Power BI service dashboard.

In the next blog post, I will show how to use custom terms in the ask question text box and manage the terms.



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Leila Etaati
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Leila is the first Microsoft AI MVP in New Zealand and Australia, She has Ph.D. in Information System from the University Of Auckland. She is the Co-director and data scientist in RADACAD Company with more than 100 clients in around the world. She is the co-organizer of Microsoft Business Intelligence and Power BI Use group (meetup) in Auckland with more than 1200 members, She is the co-organizer of three main conferences in Auckland: SQL Saturday Auckland (2015 till now) with more than 400 registrations, Difinity (2017 till now) with more than 200 registrations and Global AI Bootcamp 2018. She is a Data Scientist, BI Consultant, Trainer, and Speaker. She is a well-known International Speakers to many conferences such as Microsoft ignite, SQL pass, Data Platform Summit, SQL Saturday, Power BI world Tour and so forth in Europe, USA, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. She has over ten years’ experience working with databases and software systems. She was involved in many large-scale projects for big-sized companies. She also AI and Data Platform Microsoft MVP. Leila is an active Technical Microsoft AI blogger for RADACAD.

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