Power BI- Dashboard
Power BI

Power BI- Dashboard Options

Exploring Different Datasets:

There are a lot of options provided by Power BI to explore the datasets. While working on your Power BI report or the dashboard, you can have quick insights. To get the ideas, navigate to the left side of the tool UI and click on the ‘Get Insight‘ option.

As soon as you click on the ‘view insight‘ option, it starts to run the algorithms of your datasets. Once the process completes, you will get a notification.

The View Insight option will show you all the charts representing the insight data that you can have access at any time by clicking on the check insights option. While publishing your report to the Power BI service, you can see a quick insight option present on the front page.

Creating Dashboards:

The Power BI published reports of Power BI Desktop lets you create dashboards by pinning visualizations. All the displays created by Power BI services are also available for pinning to create dashboards. To pin a visual, open the BI report present on the Power BI service. Select the pin icon from the top of the visual. 

When you click on the pin option, a new dialog box appears on the screen that asks you to create a new dashboard or to select an existing panel to insert the visual from the dropdown menu. If there is no existing dashboard, then the option ‘Existing Dashboard‘ is greyed out.

As soon as you click on the Pin option, a confirmation message appears on your screen, ‘Pinned.’ To check your dashboard, click on ‘My Workspace.’ Different options are available to configure your created dashboard.

Sharing Dashboard:

After you publish your BI report to Power BI service, you can share your Power BI report and dashboard to various organizations. To share a panel, open the panel you want to share in Power BI services. Click on the share option at the top right corner of the screen. This feature is available in the pro version and also with 60- day free trial for the Power BI pro. 

When you click on the Share dashboard option, a new window will appear on the screen, which will ask to enter the email address of the recipient to whom you want to share your dashboard. You can allow the recipient to share your dashboard with other users or send an email notification. A direct URL of the panel can also is for directly accessing the dashboard.\

Tiles in Dashboard:

When you explore the dashboard, you can access more options in the panel, one of which is Focus Mode.  The Focus Mode allows you to take a closer look at your dashboard. In a multiple-valued panel, it is beneficial to use Focus mode for a better view of the objects present in the dashboard. If any columns are missing due to space issues, those columns are with the help of Focus Mode.

To view all the data present in a dashboard, Focus Mode is used. We can pin visuals directly to our dashboard from the focus mode by directly clicking on the pin option, for formatting changes use tile details option. This option allows changes into the tile’s title, subtitle, last refresh time and date, and other details, such as creating a custom link for your dashboard.

Data Gateway:

On-premises data sources of Power BI services are connecting by using data gateways. Data gateway, which does not require any administration configuration, can be used, known as Personal Data Gateway.  It is easy to set up a Personal gateway. By logging in the Power BI Service, you can download the data gateway by clicking on the download icon at the top right corner of the screen. You can keep your data fresh by connecting your data sources with the on-premises data gateway without the need for moving data, as stated by the official site of Microsoft Power BI. You can query large datasets benefitting your existing investments. The gateways provide the flexibility that you need to satisfy an individual’s needs.

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