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Buttons, Bookmarks And Selections

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Buttons, Bookmarks, And Selections

You can use the Bookmarks, Buttons, and Selections features in Power BI Desktop to make your report more compelling, interactive, and simpler for users to navigate.

  • Bookmarks – Capture the currently configured view of a report page so you can quickly return to that view later. You can use bookmarks for different reasons.
  • Buttons – Create a more interactive experience for the report users. With the addition of buttons that have assigned actions, your report behaves similar to an app, where users can hover, select, and interact more with the content.
  • Selections – Allow you to determine what items in the report are visible and what items are hidden. Selections are used alongside bookmarks and buttons

Add Bookmarks


In this example, you want to add bookmarks to allow users to switch between two visuals on one page. When you have added and formatted all the visuals and other items on the page, you can add a bookmark to capture a snapshot of the page in its current state.

Add Buttons


You can use buttons for many reasons, such as to switch between two visuals in a report (as required in the previous example), to drill down into the data in a visual, or to move from one page in your report to another. Power BI Desktop provides a range of button types that you can add to your report, as illustrated in the following image.

Add Selections


You can use buttons for many reasons, such as to switch between two visuals in a report (as required in the previous example), to drill down into the data in a visual, or to move from one page in your report to another. Power BI Desktop provides a range of button types that you can add to your report, as illustrated in the following image.

Add Selections


You can use buttons for many reasons, such as to switch between two visuals in a report (as required in the previous example), to drill down into the data in a visual, or to move from one page in your report to another. Power BI Desktop provides a range of button types that you can add to your report, as illustrated in the following image.

Let’s review the scenario for this module: you work as a Power BI developer for Tailwind Traders. Your managers have found it difficult to make good business decisions based on the current quality of the reports. Consequently, your managers have requested one report that displays all the information that they need to accomplish their yearly planning and forecasting activities, ultimately helping them make better, strategic organisational decisions. They want the report to be concise, accurate, and well-designed, and it must display information in a compelling way that is simple to navigate and complies with current accessibility standards.

What bookmarks, buttons and selections might you consider for your report to meet your managers’ requirements?

Type your thoughts below and identify at least one bookmark, one button and one selection.

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