In this episode of the Power BI Report Design Series, you will learn how to build a full report by gathering data, getting inspiration, choosing a color palette and making a theme, deciding on a report layout, and creating a background in PowerPoint. You will also learn about color theory for report designers, creating a Power BI theme, creating a Power BI report background in PowerPoint, and structuring your Power BI report. Links to videos for each of these topics are provided in the text.
Power BI is a suite of business analytics tools developed by Microsoft. It provides interactive visualizations and business intelligence capabilities with an interface that is easy to use for creating reports and dashboards.
A full report in Power BI can be understood as a comprehensive presentation of data and insights related to a specific subject or business operation. It comprises multiple elements, including data sources, visualizations, tables, graphs, maps, filters, and more. Here are some components of a full report in Power BI:
Data Sources: A report is based on one or more data sources, which could be databases, Excel files, web services, or even real-time data streams.
Datasets: The raw data from the sources is processed and transformed into a format that can be used by Power BI, often referred to as a dataset.
Tables and Fields: The dataset is divided into tables and fields, which are essentially different categories of data that can be used in the report. Fields can be dragged into the report canvas to create visualizations.
Visualizations: These are graphical representations of the data in the report, such as bar charts, line graphs, pie charts, maps, etc. Power BI offers a wide range of visualization types to choose from.
Pages: A full report often contains multiple pages, each focusing on different aspects of the data or presenting different perspectives.
Filters: These are used to limit the data that is displayed in a report. Filters can be applied at the report level, page level, or visualization level.
Drillthrough and Drilldown: These features allow the users to explore data in more detail. Drillthrough takes the user to a different page with more details about a specific field, while drilldown provides a hierarchical view of the data within the same visualization.
Bookmarks: These are used to save specific views of a report. A bookmark saves the current state of a report page, including filters, slicers, and the state of visuals.
Report Interactions: By default, selecting a data point in a visualization affects the other visualizations on the page. This behavior can be customized as per the user's needs.
Export and Sharing: Once the report is ready, it can be published to the Power BI service where it can be shared with others or embedded in websites or apps. The reports can also be exported to PowerPoint, PDF, or printed directly.
Remember, creating a full report in Power BI is an iterative process that requires a good understanding of the data, the business context, and the needs of the end-users. Also, a full report is more than just a collection of data and visualizations; it's a tool for telling a story with the data and providing valuable insights for decision-making.
Power BI FULL Report Build, Power BI Report Design, Color Theory for Report Designers, Creating a Power BI Theme, Creating a Power BI Report Background in PowerPoint, How to Structure your Power BI Report