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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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Mohammed SUHEL on 03 Aug 2021 03:23:55

RE: Conditional Formatting for Text

It's been year when would this be implemented we need this and more Conditional Formatting options in Power BI. Thanks

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Robert Ekroll on 08 Apr 2021 12:57:25

RE: Conditional Formatting for Text

Still after so many years conditional formatting/icon formatting based on text in the current cell is not available. Hope you can add this functionality soon

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on 10 Nov 2020 00:26:51

RE: Conditional Formatting for Text

For example in card visualization. If my status is Red, I would like to change background color to red as well to stand out

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on 10 Nov 2020 00:26:00

RE: Conditional Formatting for Text

For example in a table you can apply conditional formatting based on numbers, percentage or sales, but what about if you want to color formatting based on text taht woukd help a lot for non numeric users!

Thanks in advance!

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Kah Heng Yeong on 09 Nov 2020 06:41:19

RE: Conditional Formatting for Text

Actually it is possible to conditional format text in Power BI although it is not so straightforward.

https://exceleratorbi.com.au/conditional-formatting-with-a-text-field-in-power-bi/

But yes, if there is a direct function would certainly save heaps of time trying to manually write a DAX for it.

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Atif Siddiqui on 10 Sep 2020 07:45:03

RE: Conditional Formatting for Text

Desperately need ability to format cell as well as the entire row in the table visual based on text value. i have a table of features with columns Backlog ID, Title, Status, Size, Assigned to. I want to color the entire row based on status.

If status = "Done" the row background color becomes Green
If status = "In Progress" the row background color becomes Yellow
If status = "Dropped" the row background color becomes Orange

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Mihail Delineshev on 25 Aug 2020 18:33:39

RE: Conditional Formatting for Text

Hi PBI Team,

this feature is very important to be added! It would greatly impove the visualisation of data in a report.

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Power BI User on 06 Jul 2020 00:17:30

RE: Conditional Formatting for Text

The text based comparisons would be really useful. Hopefully they will be added soon.

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Power BI User on 06 Jul 2020 00:17:09

RE: Conditional Formatting for Text

I can't believe it isn't still in Power BI.

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Jens JK on 06 Jul 2020 00:17:08

RE: Conditional Formatting for Text

don't forget columns with boolean data type, while implementing this!

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