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Pulse Chart Custom Visual – Microsoft AppSource

The Pulse chart shows key events on a timeline, and lets you play back the events to reveal insights.

Also, You can create a storytelling data with Pulse chart and this visual is certified by Microsoft Power BI.


  • Pulse chart allows you to playback the data to see the rend unfold in front of your eyes.
  • Events over a timeline can pause the animation.

Let’s get started

Import below sample dataset into Power BI desktop.

Date Members Event
12/01/2020 1000
13/01/2020 2000 Power BI Session
14/01/2020 3000
15/01/2020 500
02/02/2020 500 Azure Session
03/02/2020 4000
04/02/2020 500
05/02/2020 700 Machine Learning Session
08/02/2020 600
01/03/2020 200
02/03/2020 800 .Net Session

Following these steps in order to create a Pulse chart-

Step-1: Load above sample dataset into Power BI Desktop.

Step-2: To import visual from app source you have to Logged-In first 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-3: After that one dialogue appears. Now follow these steps-

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

Step-4: Add Pulse line chart visual into Power BI canvas and drag some columns as shown in below screenshot-

Timestamp: Add Date column.

Values:  Add Members column.

Event Title: Add Event column.

Event Description: Add Event Description column.

Power BI Pulse chart visual

Power BI Pulse chart visual

Formatting Pulse chart visual-

General: Allows you to set X & Y axis, width & height for visual.

X-Axis: Using this section allows you to modify the appearance of the X-Axis section of this chart.

Y-Axis: Using this section allows you to modify the appearance of the Y-Axis section of this chart.

Series: Set width and color for Line.

Gaps: You can see the Gaps in Line chart, if there is no data.

Popup: Manage Popup width, height, Text, color etc.

Dots: Set dot color and size.

Playback: Mange Animation functionalities like Autoplay, repeat, Speed, Pause & Delay.

Runner: Set the name while the chart animates.

Title: Specified the Title name for Chart.

Pulse chart visual Result

Pulse chart visual Result

Refer more Power BI visuals- Power BI Custom Visuals

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