Using an Inserted Shape as a Navigation option in Microsoft Power BI

In this Tiny Tip, Belinda will show you how to use a new feature to do something cool, using Microsoft Power BI: Page Navigation using an inserted shape.

In this Tiny Tip, Belinda will show you how to use a new feature to do something cool, using Microsoft Power BI.

In this report, there is a page that is Sales by category, with a slicer that displays countries.  There is a similar page, that displays a table with sales line details.  The slicer on the detail page is sync’d with the first page.

Belinda will Insert > Shape, selecting a triangle.  The April 2021 update has many more shape options.  Another great option for this example, opposed to the Triangle, would have been right arrow or the chevron.

Belinda will format the triangle and add an Action to the shape, on the Format shape pane.  The action assigned will be Page Navigation, then select the detailed page. 

Now, with a simple click in the web service (or a Ctrl+click in the desktop), users can easily navigate from one page to the next.

Copy Value/Table from Microsoft Power BI Report

Do you ever wish you could copy a value or a table in a Microsoft Power BI Report? Well, you can! Watch Belinda show you just how simple it is!

Do you ever wish you could copy a value or a table in a Microsoft Power BI Report?  Well, you can!  Watch Belinda show you just how simple it is!

Organizing Data with Folders in Microsoft Power BI

Sometimes a query in Microsoft Power BI will have so many fields that it is cumbersome. In this Tiny Tip, I will show you how to use folders to organize the query, making it easier to find the fields.

Sometimes a query in Microsoft Power BI will have so many fields that it is cumbersome.  In this Tiny Tip, I will show you how to use folders to organize the query, making it easier to find the fields.

Removing Duplicate Records in the Microsoft Power BI Query Editor

In this Tiny Tip, I will show you how to remove and check for duplicate records in the Microsoft Power BI Query Editor. In my example, I am pulling customer information from a Sales table. Hopefully, I am invoicing (or selling to) customers more than one time. Check out this tiny video on how I verify my data (aka repeat business).

In this Tiny Tip, I will show you how to remove and check for duplicate records in the Microsoft Power BI Query Editor.  In my example, I am pulling customer information from a Sales table.  Hopefully, I am invoicing (or selling to) customers more than one time.  Check out this tiny video on how I verify my data (aka repeat business).

Referencing a Query in the Microsoft Power BI Query Editor

In this Tiny Tip, I will show you how to break up a big flat query in the Microsoft Power BI Query Editor using Reference. This will prevent you from having to import the same data into your data model multiple times.

In this Tiny Tip, I will show you how to break up a big flat query in the Microsoft Power BI Query Editor using Reference.  This will prevent you from having to import the same data into your data model multiple times.

Creating a Template Page for Consistency in Microsoft Power BI

One of the first things I do when I start creating a Microsoft Power BI report is create a template page, which I call Blank. When creating a (new) page, I just duplicate the template/blank page and start building. This helps provide a consistent look for all my pages.

One of the first things I do when I start creating a Microsoft Power BI report is create a template page, which I call Blank.  When creating a (new) page, I just duplicate the template/blank page and start building.  This helps provide a consistent look for all my pages.

By Ms Belinda Allen