Power BI Bins or buckets are useful to create a Range of data, similar to SQL Buckets. In this article we will show you, How to create bins in Power BI with example
For this bins demonstration we are going to use the SQL Data Source that we created in our previous article. So, Please refer Connect to SQL Server article to understand the Data Source.
Create Bins in Power BI
To visually demonstrate this bins, we will create a Table. As you can see from the below screenshot, we created a simple Table by dragging the Product Key, and Sales Amount column.
Please select the filed that you want to use as a bin, and right-click on it will open the context menu. Select the New Group option from the menu.
Clicking the New Group option will open the following window.
- Name: Specify the Bin name
- Field: Field or Column that you used for binning
- Group Type: List (group) or bin.
- Bin Type: There are tow option such as Size of Bins or Number of Bins
- Min and Max Value: Minimum and maximum value present in the selected Fields. Here, it is Product Key
If you selected the Bin Type as Size of Bins then you have to specify the Bin size (static Number)
Alternatively, If you selected the Bin Type as Number of Bins then you have to specify the Bin count. Here, Bin size will depends upon the Bin count
Let me select the Bin size as 20 and click OK. It means, each bucket size is 20
Now you can see the newly created bin under the Product table.
Let me add that bin to this table. From the below screenshot you can see that the product Key value is 220 for the keys between 220 to 240
Edit Power BI Bins
Please select the bin that you want to edit, and right-click on it will open the context menu. Select the Edit Groups option from it
Clicking the Edit Groups option will open the following window. Use this window to change as per your requirement
Delete Bins in Power BI
Please select the bin that you want to delete, and right-click on it will open the context menu. Select the Delete option form it
Click the Delete button to confirm the delete operation.
Create Bins in Power BI Example 2
To demonstrate the Bins, we created a Column chart that shows the Color wise sales. This time we will create a bin on Sales Amount
Right-click on the Sales Amount, and select the New Group option from the context menu. As you can see from the below screenshot, we defind the Bin size as the 357.2655
Let me add this new Sales Amount bin to the Column chart legend section.
Let me Edit the Bin, and change the Bin type to Number of Bins, and Bin count to 3
Now you can see, each bar in the column chart is divided by a bin of count 3.