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jlj Frequent Visitor
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KPI visualisation and negative numbers: whats the standard practise?

Hi,

 

New to PowerBi and Visualisations and was wondering what the norm is.

I have a measure Amount and I'm filtering it to Outgoing transactions only, so its only negative figures.

The trend line feels odd as it dips the more negative it gets.

So a big outflow will show as a big dip, but somehow as a KPI I would want to see a spike?

Should I just show absolute figures?

But then it might confusing when the headline figure is a positive when I am showing outgoings.

Any feedback is welcome.

Cheers

 

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: KPI visualisation and negative numbers: whats the standard practise?

Hi jlj,

 

Could you provide more details about your issue and share some snapshots and sample data for further analysis?

 

Regards,

Jimmy Tao

jlj Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: KPI visualisation and negative numbers: whats the standard practise?

abs.pngNeg.png

 

I think the dip with the negative numbers might be sending a confusing image without context.

But on the other hand, will flipping the numbers confuse the user?

 

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