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Understand Power BI Desktop

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In Power BI Desktop when you begin to build any report you will be working in some main areas and they are- Ribbon, Views, Pages Tab, Visualization, Fields & Filters pane.

Let’s understand in details-

1- Ribbon: It displays common tasks like- Get data, Transform data, Add new visuals, Publish report etc. and that are associated with reports and visualizations.

2- Views: There are three types of views in Power BI-

  • Report or Canvas view: Allows you to create & view the visualizations.
  • Data view: You can see your all report data here, and you can quickly validate your data.
  • Model view : Shows all of the tables, columns, and relationships in your model and you can set and mange the relationship between tables.

3- Pages tab: You can find this bottom of the page, allows you to add, select, remove the report page, also you can create a duplicate report page from here.

Understand Power BI Desktop

Understand Power BI Desktop

4- Visualizations pane: Provides you 30+ visuals, where you can change visualizations, customize colors or axes, apply filters, drag fields, and more.

5- Fields pane: It displays the tables, folders, and fields in your data that are available for you to use to create visualizations.

 6- Filter pane: Filter pane types-

  • Visual level filters: This is visual level filter and applied directly on individual visualizations. Such filters are applied both on data and calculation conditions used within a visualization.
  • Page level filters: This filters are used to filter the visuals present in the page.
  • Report level filters: The report-level filters are the filters that you use to apply a filter condition on the entire report.

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