Power BI custom visualization

Timeline by CloudScope

Display data from social media in Power BI

Timeline by CloudScope is a free custom visualization for Power BI. It's available for download on Microsoft AppSource.

Tips and Tricks

  • Timeline by CloudScope does not connect to Twitter. It displays existing data in your dataset using a Twitter timeline format.

  • There are seven basic column types representing different parts of a tweet. The first step in using the visual is to add columns from your data model and map them to these column types.

    It is not required to provide all of the column types. If you don't provide a column type, it won't be displayed.

  • In addition to the seven basic column types, there is a special column type called "TweetJson". Because a Twitter timeline includes many more data elements than a basic set of seven, the TweetJson column can be used to connect to JSON-formatted data that represents the full timeline experience.

    Learn more about TweetJson.

  • The recommended size for the profile image is 48 x 48 or 72 x 72, which are standard Twitter sizes. You can use other sizes, but square images work best because of the "rounded" styling used for display.

  • The "Tweet date" column will be displayed using standard Twitter formatting. If the date is less than a day in the past, it will be displayed in hours. If the date was within this calendar year, the year is not shown. There are currently no localization options for this formatting.

Support

To open a support ticket for Timeline by CloudScope, please send an email message to support@cloudscope.io describing your problem. We'll get back to you!

To suggest a new feature or to request assistance developing your own custom visual, please contact us at info@cloudscope.io.

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