Synoptic Panel by SQLBI

by danieleperilli Regular Visitor on ‎09-30-2015 03:52 AM


Description: The Synoptic Panel connects areas in a picture with attributes in the data model, coloring each area with a state (red/yellow/green) or with a saturation of a color related to the value of a measure. Starting from any image, you draw custom areas using, which generates a JSON file you import in the Synoptic Panel. You can visualize data over a map, a planimetry, a diagram, a flow chart.




by snapper911 Visitor
on ‎10-17-2015 08:03 PM

Yes! It works now! I forgot to mention I saw a piece of code get flagged red in the old script. I forgot to copy it down but it was somethign like: "datalabelsutils.enumaratedatalabels()". It is no longer flagged in the online dev tool.


Once again fantastic work and I cnat wait until it is ready for the final release.




PS: Just an idea... It would be great if we could assign a seperate saturation state color for the minimum and maximum values. Example: I am showing tire temperatures and as they increase it would be cool to see the color go from a green to a red slowly.  Smiley Happy

by viennguyen Visitor
on ‎11-03-2015 04:57 PM

Awsome work! I do not see the option to pin it to the dashboard, is there a way to enable this option. Also, I want to be able to show the last value (time-based) instead of avg, max, or min... can this be done? Thanks.


by danieleperilli Regular Visitor
on ‎11-04-2015 06:38 AM

@viennguyen: Thank you!


Actually is not possible to pin a custom visual to the dashboard (I think that it is in the roadmap).

Can you explain me better your request about the last value?


Anyway: have you download the latest version from


by viennguyen Visitor
on ‎11-04-2015 06:45 AM

@danieleperilli:  I have an office layout divided into many areas and trying to display current sensor values (temperature, humidity, light level...) for each of the areas. The data is streaming every 10 seconds from Azure Stream Analytics with timestamp. Currently, I only have the option to select Average, Max, Min... I would like to just show that last/current value

by danieleperilli Regular Visitor
on ‎11-04-2015 07:45 AM

@viennguyen: sorry, but I think it's not under my control Smiley Sad

by mitchvh Frequent Visitor
on ‎01-11-2016 06:45 PM

@danieleperilli: The Synoptic Panel is awesome, thank you!


This is my first attempt to use the custom visual. I have the latest code and it works fine in Power BI Desktop (map appears with values - snapshot below)









But when I publish it to the Power BI site - all I get is a blank frame with the title but no map - snapshot below; 




Sorry, possibly a stupid question.




by mitchvh Frequent Visitor
on ‎01-13-2016 10:41 AM

Ignore my last post - it looks like our Power BI implementation has broken custom visuals.


Once again, thank you SqlBI!




by danieleperilli Regular Visitor
on ‎01-13-2016 10:42 AM

I will investigate.

Thank you, @mitchvh.

by Ricardo Regular Visitor
on ‎01-20-2016 02:29 AM

Hi Daniele, long time no see,


i'd like to ask, if you don't mind, if it's possible to use other svg tools, that maybe are more quicker to create standard "areas" like rectangles. I think google has one.


Regards and Congratulations

by danieleperilli Regular Visitor
on ‎01-20-2016 06:44 AM

@Ricardo you can use any graphic editor that support SVG format like Illustrator, Inkscape and many others.