Change the type of visualization in a Power BI report

APPLIES TO: Power BI Desktop Power BI service

Select a new visualization type

Try different types of visualizations in the Power BI service and Power BI Desktop to see which one illustrates your data best.

  1. Open a report that already has at least one visualization.

  2. Select a visualization to make it active. An active visualization has handles and a border.

    Screenshot shows a column chart selected, next to the Visualizations..

  3. In the Visualizations pane, select the new visualization type.

    Screenshot shows the chart changed to a line chart..

  4. (Optional) Pin your visualization to your dashboard as a tile.

Considerations and troubleshooting

If you change the visualization type in the report after you pinned it to your dashboard, the dashboard tile does not automatically update. So, if you used the Power BI service to pin the visualization as a line chart and then, in the report, changed it to a bar chart, the already-pinned version of this data will remain a line chart. Pin the bar chart to see it too on the dashboard.

Sharing your report with a Power BI colleague requires that you both have individual Power BI Pro licenses or that the report is saved in Premium capacity. See sharing reports.

Next steps

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