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Conditional Formatting for Text

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Power BI User on 09 Nov 2017 03:18:20

It would be great to conditional format a table and/or a matrix based on the cell text, not only numbers

Administrator on 03 Aug 2022 05:06:29

This month we added the ability to format text fields based off a numeric field: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-may-2018-feature-summary/#conditionalFormatting We also are planning on adding a feature that will let you format your text based on comparisons. I'll update this idea based on our progress on that feature.

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Dana Buck on 06 Jul 2020 00:01:37

RE: Conditional Formatting for Text

It surprises me that Microsoft would have thought that only NUMBERS would be relevant data to be used for reporting purposes in Power BI, and thus only NUMBERS would need to be subject to conditional formatting. For a company worth so much money, they lack SO MUCH in their ability to publish a complete and polished software product the first time around.

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Tad Borowski on 06 Jul 2020 00:00:02

RE: Conditional Formatting for Text

Also need this.

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John Neyer on 05 Jul 2020 23:59:37

RE: Conditional Formatting for Text

I know this isn't exactly what everyone is looking for, but conditional formatting by field may be a useful workaround - I've used it to format text fields in a table:

https://xxlbi.com/blog/conditional-formatting-by-field-value-in-power-bi/

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Cristiano Souza on 05 Jul 2020 23:59:07

RE: Conditional Formatting for Text

It is quite required that PBI allows us to conditionally format fields based on their text values. That feature has been around for ~20 year now on Excel... Why not in PBI???

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Gabriel Dojcak on 05 Jul 2020 23:58:54

RE: Conditional Formatting for Text

Just look at Qlik!! So simple.

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Tobi Romero on 05 Jul 2020 23:58:00

RE: Conditional Formatting for Text

Please add this. It is sorely needed! +1 +1 +1 +1

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apm on 05 Jul 2020 23:57:53

RE: Conditional Formatting for Text

bump

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Scott Alt on 05 Jul 2020 23:57:39

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'+1

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slarkin on 05 Jul 2020 23:57:39

RE: Conditional Formatting for Text

Great! Can't wait!

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Christian Young on 05 Jul 2020 23:57:09

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'+1

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