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Navigating Challenges in Illustrating Rates and Indexes in Power BI Line or Area Charts

Mastering Time-Sensitive Data Visualization in Power BI: A Journey Through Rates and Indexes

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Rates and indexes can be very powerful in data analysis, helping us compare phenomena on a same scale. However, visualizing rates or indexes in Power BI line or area charts can be challenging, particularly when it involves freezing values at specific dates for accurate representation.

Rates or indexes often depend on historical values at specific points in time (e.g., stock/asset prices on the earliest date in your data). The main challenge is to ‘freeze’ these historical values in your calculations, despite changing date ranges in your visualizations...

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