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Scroller Custom Visual

Scroller visual example

Scroller custom visual helps you visualized data as an animating scrolling text. Also you can control the speed, size, status indications, coloring, etc.

You can scroll any custom message’s like- news headlines, report changes update notifications etc.

It scroll the data from right to left side, this visual is certified by Microsoft Power BI.

Let’s get started-

Load below sample dataset in your Power BI desktop file.

Table – Products

Product Sales Profit_Loss
Bike 120000 1500
AC 100000 -2000
Cycle 20000 -1000
Fan 10000 500
Lights 4000 -200
Bottle 3000 1000

Follow these steps to create a Scroller Visual-





Step-1: To import visual from app source you have to Logged-In in Power BI desktop.

After that click on ellipsis icon under Visualization Pane > then click on Get more visuals.

Get Power BI Visuals

Get Power BI Visuals

Step-2: After that you will see the Power BI visual pop-up window. Now follow these steps-

Under AppSource Tab > Select Category “All” > Search for “Scroller” > Click on Add button.

Step-3: Now add visual into Power BI report Page and drag columns.

Category: Product

Measure Absolute: Sales

Measure Deviation: Profit_Loss

Scroller Visuals

Scroller Visuals



Formatting Scroller visuals-

You can set the font size, speed, status indications, color for scroller visuals, follow these properties.

General: Allows you to set X axis & Y axis, width & height of chart.

Title: Specified the Title name for Chart.

Scroller: Below properties comes under scroller-

  • Auto-size font: This is default font size for text.
  • Status indicator:  It will enable/ disable status indicator for each category of data.
  • Status indicator coloring: Based on positive or negative deviation value it will change the color of indicator.
  • Font size (if not auto-size): You can set the manual font size for text, make sure your turned off Auto-size font property.
  • Status text coloring: Change the color of text based on the positive or negative deviation value.
  • Scroll speed: Allows you to control the speed of Scroller.
  • Custom Text: Using this you can scroll the custom message(Hard code message).
  • Text color: Change the custom message color, but you must turn off the Status text coloring property first.
  • Background color: Change the background color as per your choice, default background color is black.
  • Update interval: If you want to increase or decrease the frequency of time that the Scroller data is updated this use this feature.
Scroller visuals formatting

Scroller visuals formatting



See the final result-

Scroller visual example

Scroller visual example

Refer more Power BI visuals- Power BI Custom Visuals

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