Create a Card in Power BI

Let me show you how to Create a Card in Power BI with an example. Power BI Card is useful to display a 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 Power BI Card visualization.

For this Power BI Card demo, we are going to use the SQL Data Source that we created in our previous article. So, Please refer to Connect Power BI to SQL Server article to understand the Power BI Data Source.

How to Create a Card in Power BI

Drag and Drop the Sales Amount from Fields section to Canvas automatically create a Column Chart, as shown in the below screenshot.

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Click on the Card under the Visualization section. It automatically converts the Column Chart into a Card. From the screenshot below, you can see the Card that shows the Total Sales Amount.

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In order to create a Power BI card, first, click on the Card present in the Visualization section. It will create a Card with dummy data, as we have shown in the below screenshot.

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Let me drag the English Country Region Name (Dimension data) into the Fields section. As you can see, it shows the First Country Name as the Card value.

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You can change the First function to any other Power BI supporting function.

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Next, let me remove the Country Name and add Sales Amount to the Fields section.

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By default, it uses the default aggregated function called SUM. But, you can change this aggregate function as per your company requirement.

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Let me do some quick formatting to this Card.

NOTE: I suggest you refer to Format Card article to understand the available formatting options.

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