Microsoft has recently introduced timeline storyteller for Power BI and you can read more about it here. If you have lots of events data, you can use it to visualize your data in a very fashionable way. Also I haven’t used the “Publish to web” feature to share any viz with general public so I decided to create a timeline story for soccer star Lionel Messi (you probably guessed by looking at my profile photo that I am a big fan of soccer.
If you haven’t used custom visual before, you have to add it to Power BI first. Click on either of 2 below buttons to add custom visual. If you click the first one “From Store”, it will launch a new window and from there you can choose your interested custom visual and add it to your Power BI viz type panel. I think the second button “From File” will go eventually. A couple of months back, you have to go to Power BI’s custom visual page (now it’s been integrated into office store) to download custom visual and then use the “From File” button to add them. With this new “From Store” button, the Power BI team has made it simpler to add custom visual and you can do so without even leaving Power BI desktop.
Ok, enough said about custom visual. Strongly suggest you go to office store to have a look at what custom visual are there to help you better visualize your data.
Once you finish building your dashboard in Power BI desktop, you need to publish it to powerbi.com. Navigate to the relevant report page and go to “File” then choose “Publish to web”.
Then you will see below screen. The string in the second box is the code you need to embed in your html code.
Now you can head to below page to see my Lionel Messi’s timeline story.