Change the type of visualization in a Power BI report


These visuals can be created and viewed in both Power BI Desktop and the Power BI service. The steps and illustrations in this article are from Power BI Desktop.

Select a new visualization type

Try different types of visualizations in the Power BI service and Power BI Desktop to see which one illustrates your data best.

  1. Open a report that already has at least one visualization.

  2. Select a visualization to make it active. An active visualization has handles and a border.

  3. In the Visualizations pane, select the new visualization type.

    video showing changing column chart to line chart.

  4. (Optional) Pin your visualization to your dashboard as a tile.

Considerations and troubleshooting

If you change the visualization type in the report after you pinned it to your dashboard, the dashboard tile does not automatically update. So, if you used the Power BI service to pin the visualization as a line chart and then, in the report, changed it to a bar chart, the already-pinned version of this data will remain a line chart. Pin the bar chart to see it too on the dashboard.

Next steps

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