PowerBI Calendar control

A client recently asked for a calendar layout within the report. This is one place where I feel PowerBI seems to lacking significantly since there are no native controls available and the ones that can be added aren’t really what people call a typical calendar.

Here are some of the common examples you may find when you search for it.

One of the most basic ways this data can be presented in as a matrix, similar the one below and while it does the trick is not visually aesthetic.

You could also download a custom control by googling “Custom Calendar by Akvelon” which is the closest I have come to an actual calendar so far.

 

Another calendar control I keep seeing quite a bit off is the one below and while it does the job I find that it isn’t as intuitive as the control provided by Akvelon. The link for this calendar can be found here.