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Pareto Charts in Power BI

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Last week we built a Manufacturing Yield dashboard that showed first and final pass yield numbers. In this post, we’re going to introduce the concept of manufacturing defects and build a Pareto chart in Power BI. Unlike Excel, the Pareto chart isn’t out-of-the-box in Power BI. Instead, we must create DAX to build the Pareto. Before we dig into the DAX, let’s talk about why we would create a Pareto in the context of manufacturing and why defects are important to track.

Read on to learn what a Pareto chart is and how you can build the DAX function which gives us the relevant information.