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Do you use “by” rather than “per” in your chart titles?

Last updated by Tiago Araujo on 28 Jun 2017 10:34 pm (almost 4 years ago) See History

When making reports, charts, and visualizations, it’s important to be consistent with your titles.

Power BI shows "XXX by YYY" (e.g. total earnings by month) rather than "XXX per YYY" and so it’s best to stay with the default and use this throughout your charts.

by per bad
Figure: Bad example - Using "per"

by per good
Figure: Good example - Using "by"

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