I am wondering if it is possible to correct the current formatting of display units in Power BI. Currently, I have a report which displays values both in the millions and in the billions, and the Display Units are set to auto on both cards and a bar chart. However, the unit abbreviations displayed are :
bn = billions
M = millions
The client would prefer to see a 'B' used to represent billions
Is there any way to update these display units?
Solved! Go to Solution.
I have voted for an existing idea and updated with the specifics of this thread. Please vote for it here: https://ideas.powerbi.com/ideas/idea/?ideaid=ebe46bf1-b559-477d-9651-ecad6a614371
To clarify, what I need to format is the display unit label of 'bn' , not my measure or column. I would like to indicate billions by using a capital 'B' rather than 'bn'
Is there a way in the Modeling toolbar or any other way to edit this?
Nope, current you can only use format function to change numeric unit.
BTW, even if you change the display format, the result is also transformed to text.
To chime in here, what we're struggling with is why Billions shows up as "bn" and why millions shows up as "M". These are not necessarily standard abbreviations for this sort of data. Is there any insight as to why this particular methodology was chosen @v-shex-msft?
@ldittmann970 did you ever figure out to edit this? The standard finance formatting is $M for thousands, $MM for millions, and $B for billions. I cannot figure out how to change the display units for visualizations.
Find out who's part of the program this season, and welcome the new Super Users.
We're excited to announce our first cross-community 'Can You Solve These?' challenge!
Learn about the exciting things that happened in July.
All Data Stories Gallery contributions are reviewed for each month. We select a contribution and feature the community member the following month.
Learn how to develop custom web applications for Power BI using .NET Core 3.1 and .NET 5.