Announcing the View Related Content Pane: Faster Results with Fewer Clicks

Today, I am excited to announce the view related content feature in Power BI service. Now, users will be able to easily jump between related dashboards, reports and datasets.

As you know, all Power BI content you create is deeply interconnected. Reports are built on datasets. Reports visuals are then pinned to dashboards. In turn, those dashboard visuals link back to reports. The view related content feature provides a lightning fast way to view and jump between those connections. Because of this, we believe it be one of the most powerful navigation tools that we’ve ever released.

Want to know more? The easiest way to show it off is through example, so let’s jump in!

The view related content pane is made possible by the recent advancements we’ve made in the new navigation model. To get started, make sure you’ve enabled the new navigation preview by going to Settings, then General, then Preview features.

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For this example, start by navigating to a dashboard that you have edit access to. From there, select View related at the top right.

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The Related content pane will appear. For this dashboard, it shows all the reports that have visuals pinned to the dashboard. It also shows all the datasets that those reports are built on.

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Here, we see that our “Financial Analysis” dashboard has visuals pinned from two reports, and in turn those reports are built on two different datasets.

From this pane, you can take direct action on the related content. In the example above, we see that one of our datasets is encountering refresh issues. We can see the last refresh times at a glance, and trigger another on-demand refresh – all without ever leaving the page!

Better yet, the view related pane is also available on reports and datasets. For a report, the pane will show the dataset that the report is built with, and the list of all dashboards that have visuals pinned from the report. For a dataset, the pane will show all reports that were built using the dataset, and all dashboards that were built from those reports.

We hope that by now, you’re as excited about this feature as we are. The feature is now available in all regions, so go ahead and give it a try! And, as always, let us know what you think in the comments below or in the community forums.

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