Custom Visuals Exploration Tool

Do you extensively work with Power BI Custom Visuals?

The Custom Visuals Exploration Tool here is a Power BI Template App that connects to Microsoft AppSource to show all the Power BI Custom Visuals which are publicly available on the marketplace. You can publish this report in your tenant and can have it always up to date using a scheduled refresh.

The free app allows you to drill down to certified and uncertified Custom Visuals, find the latest published visuals, and download the visuals & videos. You can purchase the pbix file here.

How To Set Up the Power BI App

Once you install the app from here, you can find it on the Apps page on Power BI. Click on the Custom Visuals Exploration Tool tile to open it.

You will then see a yellow pop-up at the top of your screen. Click on Connect your data.

In the Connect to Custom Visuals Exploration Tool dialog box, click Next on the bottom right of the window.

On the next page, click Sign in and connect.

You will now see the Refresh is now in progress notification. Once the refresh completes, you will have an up-to-date catalog of the custom visuals on AppSource available for analysis through the app.

You can explore the various pages on the left sidebar for different analyses of the custom visuals, including Summary, Popularity Analysis, Rating Summary, and Word Cloud. On the first page, Summary, you will be able to analyze different publishers on their popularity and the number of custom visuals published. You will see a table that organizes every custom visual by its rank, calculated by popularity. There is also a filter at the top that allows you to see only certified or non-certified visuals. At the top-left search bar, you can look up a specific visual by its name.

On the second page, Popularity Analysis, the scatter chart on the right analyzes different visuals by their popularity and number of ratings. Move the scrolls on the x and y-axis to zoom in on a specific range of popularity or number of ratings. In the bottom left, you can move the slicer to filter visuals with specific average ratings.

If you navigate to the third page, Rating Summary, you will see a chart that breaks down the star rating distribution of each visual. On the bottom left chart, you will be able to see the star distributions of the top five publishers (determined by the number of apps published).

The final page, Word Cloud, offers a different way to search for visuals by their descriptions’ keywords.

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