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gendat Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Weekend highlighting line chart

Howto add visualization of weekends?  Best would be to colorize weekend sections the line itself.  But this method below would be helpful too.

Please refer to picture below:

Visualize weekends.




Thank you!


gendat Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Weekends, line chart, add colorization to line for weekends - howto?

weekendsOr adding a bar like this, but coloriznig the line is prefereable.  Thanks!

gendat Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Weekends, show colorization of line chart, howto?

Colorizing the line is preferable, but this bar is ok too, how to do this?

ChrisHaas Established Member
Established Member

Re: Weekend highlighting line chart

Add a column in Query Editor to check for weekends.


Click Add Column...Add Custom Column, and paste in the following:


if Date.NameOfDay([Date Column]) = "Saturday" then "Weekend" else if Date.NameOfDay([Date Column]) = "Sunday" then "Weekend" else "Weekday"


Then add that column as a legend to your line chart.

Moderator v-yuezhe-msft

Re: Weekend highlighting line chart


If you use the ChrisHaas’s formula to create custom column, you would need to change the formula to the following:

if Date.DayOfWeekName([Date]) = "Saturday" then "Weekend" else if Date.DayOfWeekName([Date]) = "Sunday" then "Weekend" else "Weekday"

Alternatively, you can create a calculated column using DAX below. And you can create Line chart or column chart as shown in the following screenshots.

CheckWeekend = IF( OR(WEEKDAY(Table[Date])=1,WEEKDAY(Table[Date])=7),"Weekend","Weekday")

Lydia Zhang

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