Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Frequent Visitor

Formatting Row Headers in Matrix

I want to change the background for specific rows in a matrix.  I am able to change the background in the field formatting section background color, but it only changes for the values, not the row header. Is there any way to also change the row header background color, but only for specific rows?

Regular Visitor

Still not fixed in 2022, I would really need this to be implemented I often find myself in the situation where the values are formatted but their row hedears are not. You also cannot change the font style etc for a single row header. Very inconvenient when you try to build a profit and losss and cannot format it properly. In the example below, i would just need the formatting of the values to be in the row headers as well.



Frequent Visitor


I found a solution to this by adding a column to return my headers as "values", then applying the same rule of the other matrix values to that column and finally hide the actual headers' column.


Community Support
Community Support

Hi @jbhwcm,


Based on my test, it is not possible to meet your requirement currently. You can come up a new idea about that and add your comments there to improve Power BI and make this feature coming sooner.




Community Support Team _ Frank
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the others find it more quickly.

Still It is not possible to change the background colour in Row Header in Metrics for particular value ?

Sorry to hijack, but this shouldn't be a new idea...  this is more of a bug report.  Why?  Because you can apply the field formatting to the Matrix Value Header if you don't have Values as Rows selected.  but once you use the "Values as Rows" option (from the Value styling subsection), the row headers don't get styled like the column headers do when using this Field formating tool.  


It would be nice to get this fixed sooner than later, and we shouldn't have to submit an "idea" for it, since it is implied that this functionality already exists (works for columns headers, so why not row headers?)

It's a shame this hasn't been fixed. 

Please fix this as it the primary requirement

Helpful resources

May 23 2022 epsiode 5 without aka link.jpg

The Power BI Community Show

Welcome to the Power BI Community Show! Jeroen ter Heerdt talks about the importance of Data Modeling.

charticulator_carousel_with_text (1).png

Charticulator Design Challenge

Put your data visualization and design skills to the test! This exciting challenge is happening now through June10th!

Power BI Dev Camp Session 22 without aka link and time 768x460.jpg

Check it Out!

Watch Session 22 Ted's Dev Camp along with past sessions!

Power BI Release May 2022 768x460.png

Check it out!

Click here to read more about the May 2022 updates!

Top Kudoed Authors