Power BI Buttons with Pop ✨ – Aka Unicode and Unichar
Did you know that the human brain processes images up to 60,000 times quicker than text? I haven’t been using Power BI for a little, but it occured to me that it would be nice to have Buttons that were a little more visually appealing. Maybe the 📌or 📆 icons could come in handy? This post shows you how simply you can do this using unicode.
Whilst the above statistic can be disputed it is undoubtedly the case that it’s quicker and the investement of companies into logos of all shapes and sizes suggests that there is an economic value to logos. Check out some stats here
Unicode provides us with a massive catalogue of 1600 or so images that we can use in our Power BI reports AND our apps. So let’s consider the steps required for them to work in Power BI and apply it to a button
- Create a Measure
- Add the following to the measure
Txt Filters Navigation = "Filters "&Unichar("128505") --This is a checkbox
3. Create a button
4. Go to the text properties of the button
5. Hit the fx
6. Select the measure you just created
7. Save and close
8. Go to the Action property of the visual, Select Page Navigation and Select the page required
8. That’s it – you’re done!
The image portfolio is very significant and well worth a review. I have catalogued them at the end of this post and down below is another example, this time showing a colour version