Power BI Card is useful to display single number (or metric value). For example, If we want to track the total orders, total sales value, or total quotations we sent, then we can use this Card visualization. In this article we will show you, How to Create a Card in Power BI with example.
For this demonstration we are going to use the SQL Data Source that we created in our previous article. So, Please refer Connect Power BI to SQL Server article to understand the Data Source.
How to Create a Card in Power BI
Drag and Drop the Sales Amount from Fields section to Canvas will automatically create a Column Chart as shown in below screenshot.
Click on the Card under the Visualization section. This will automatically convert the Column Chart into a Card. From the below screenshot, you can see the Card that shows the Total Sales Amount.
Create a Card in Power BI – Approach 2
First, click on the Card under the Visualization section. This will automatically create a Card with dummy data as shown in below screenshot.
Let me drag the English Country Region Name (Dimension data) into the Fields section. As you can see, this will show the First Country Name as the Card value.
You can change the First function to any other Power BI supporting function.
Next, let me remove the Country Name and add Sales Amount to the Fields section.
By default, it will use the default aggregated function called SUM. But, you can change this aggregate function as per your requirement
Let me do some quick formatting to this Card
NOTE: I suggest you to refer Format Power BI Card article to understand the formatting options.
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