Power BI 12 Days of Dashboards - Day 12 - Crazy Christmas Dashboard

Day #12 - Crazy Christmas Dashboard

As part of my Power BI 12 Days of Dashboards series, day #12 brings this big project to a close with a Christmas Dashboard socked full of a few new tricks I learned throughout the creation of the blog series.

In the customer environments that I support, I don't get a chance to use marquees, background images, and animated snowfall backgrounds, so this final wrap-up dashboard seemed like a perfect time to add them all in! :)

Creating the marquee visual (scrolling "Happy Holidays!"):

After publishing this dashboard, I received a few emails and questions about how to create the scrolling marquee text. I'm using the "Scroller" visual from the custom visuals gallery. To supply the text, I created a data source using "Enter Data" that is a single table with one column and one value. When you open the .pbix file, you'll see this data source titled ScrollText, with the value of "Happy Holidays!". The final step is to add the Scroller custom visual and set the Category field to your Text from the ScrollText data source.

Download the Power BI Dashboard:

To try it out yourself, download the Power BI Dashboard from here and check it out in the Power BI Data Stories Gallery here.

Thanks to everyone who has commented and shared the blog entries over social media over the past 12 days. This series turned into a very large amount of time, but I learned a lot of new tricks, found a few product bugs that I reported to the development team, and had a great time building dashboards to share with everyone. I hope you all enjoyed it!

Happy holidays to all!

Sam Lester (MSFT)