Power BI Visuals

Inovista Animator Visual for Power BI

This Power BI  visual allows a user to take a data-driven animation created in the Inovista Animator and load it into Power BI. Variables in the animation can be linked directly to Power BI data values or defined as user editable properties.


Opening the Power BI Visual Form
Once the animation is ready, go to the 'Image Project' -> 'Export Files' section. Click on the 'Power BI Visual' button.

This will open the Power BI form.

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Define Data and Properties

Variables can be setup as either 'Data' or 'Properties'. A 'Data' value will link to a data field in Power BI. A 'Property' value will be available in the format section of Power BI, a user will be able to directly select a specific value rather than linking to data.

If the 'Property' option is selected, the 'edit' button becomes available. Clicking on the 'edit' button will present a dialog box which will help to define how the property is presented in Power BI.
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The initial editable options are:

The Property Type options are:

Both 'Data' and 'Property' variable types have the 'Text' option. This opens a dialog which set the tooltip values that will be shown to a user in Power BI.


Repeating Images
If there are repeating images in the animation, for example a number of images presenting the same information for different entities, repeat the variable name for each entity rather than giving it a new name for each one. If this is the case, when the data is mapped in Power BI, then only one item will be shown for each set. (in the example below, only one 'scalex', one 'scaley' and one 'docValue' will be shown in the popup. If the Power BI data is in rows, then the first row will populate the first variable, the second row will populate the second variable and so on.

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Resizing Images
To ensure the images resize in Power BI, set the Image Size to a percentage value in the 'Image Project' section.
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