This is part of a series on my preparation for the DP-900 exam. This is the Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals, part of a number of certification paths. You can read various posts I’ve created as part of this learning experience.
I don’t know a lot about Power BI. I’ve lightly hacked and played with it, but it has evolved and changed so quickly that I needed to dig into some concepts.
Power BI Dashboards are a part of what you need to know for this exam. Over the years, I’ve lightly made a few reports, but not dashboards, so this was an area I needed to study up on a bit, especially these concepts.
A dashboard is different from a report. A dashboard is
- a single page
- available in the Power BI Service only (not Power BI Desktop)
- composed of tiles
- can use data from one or more reports, and more than one dataset
- one dashboard can be featured
- supports natural language queries
- can’t see the underlying data, but can export data
A tile can be from:
- a report (a visualization)
- another dashboard
- an Excel workbook in OneDrive for business
- Quick Insights
- An on-premises paginated report from Power BI Server or SSRS
There can be standalone tiles for images, text boxes, video, streaming data and web content.
These are a series of facts I think are important to understand about Power BI Dashboards