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Ribbon Chart in Power BI

Ribbon chart is similar like stacked column chart in Power BI with more advance functionality.

With Ribbon Chart you can see the rank & sales change difference between categories.  It always shows large value in each column at the top then the next value comes after.

Let’s get started-

Download Sample dataset- Global_superstore_2016.xls

Follow these steps to create a Ribbon chart:

Step-1: Import Orders dataset from Global superstore file.

Step-2: Add Ribbon chart into Power BI report page then add some columns.

Ribbon Chart visual

Ribbon Chart visual

Step-3: Understand rank change in Ribbon chart, just hover the mouse gap between “Southern Asia” & “Eastern Asia”.

Rank change in Ribbon chart

Rank change in Ribbon chart

As you can see in above screen shot for year 2013 – Southern Asia sales is 195.85K & Eastern Asia sales for year 2013 is 154.35K, which is less then from Southern Asia sales.

So, here rank has drop by 1 number, earlier for year 2013 it was 3 and now it is 4. Rank always count from top to bottom. see below screen shot for ref.

Ribbon Chart Rank feature

Ribbon Chart Rank feature

Gap between every category presents the sales & rank change difference.

Formatting Ribbon chart-

Set font size, font family, Title name, X axis, Data labels & colors for chart visual.

Click any where on chart then go to Format Section & set below properties-

  • General: Allows you to set X axis & Y axis, width & height of chart.
  • Legend: Set the font size, font-family, color & position of legend on chart.
  • X-Axis: Allows you to modify the appearance of the X-Axis section of this chart.
  • Title: Specified the Title name for Chart.
  • Data colors: Here you can change the colors used for each series in the chart.
  • Data labels: Its enable the values for each category on chart & you can set the display unitposition & orientation of labels.
  • Zoom Slider: It enables zoom feature on chart, using this you can easily saw the small values on chart.
  • Ribbon: Allows you to set the Space, Matching series color & border for ribbon.
Ribbon chart formatting

Ribbon chart formatting

Refer more Power BI visuals- Power BI Visuals

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