Default Analytics views
Azure DevOps Services | Azure DevOps Server 2019
An Analytics view filters Azure DevOps data derived from Analytics. You use views to quickly load the data of interest in Power BI to generate reports.
Analytics views only support Azure Boards data (work items). Analytics views don't support other data types, such as Pipelines. Views provide a flat-list of work items, and don't support work item hierarchies. At this point, we have no plans to update the connector to support other types of data. For information on other approaches, read Power BI Integration Overview.
A default set of Analytics views are provided, as shown below.
To access Analytics views, you must enable the feature as described in Enable preview features.
The labels you see for the list of default Analytics views will differ depending on the process that was chosen when creating your team project—Basic, Agile, Scrum, or CMMI. However, the basic functionality available to you remains the same unless explicitly mentioned.
These views are immediately available from Power BI, as shown in the Navigator dialog illustrated below, and are a great way to get started.
Each default Analytics view provides a combination of options for work item types and historical data. The following tables describe each set of options.
Options for work item types
|Work item type option||Description|
|Bugs||Load current or historical state of Bugs only|
|Requirement Backlog||Load current or historical state of Stories, Backlog Items or Requirements|
|Tasks||Load current or historical state of Tasks|
|Work Items||Load current or historical state of all work items|
Options for historical data
|Today||Loads only the most recent revision for each work item|
|Last 30 days||Loads work item history for the last 30 days, on a daily interval|
|Last 26 weeks||Loads work item history for the last 26 weeks, on a weekly interval|
|All history by month||Loads all work item history, on a monthly interval|
Common reportable fields
Default views automatically include the most common fields for the included work item types used for reporting. All custom fields are included.
For example, the following fields are included when filtered for bugs and user stories. You can look up the description of most of these fields from the Work item field index.
Two fields that are reported on are only available from Analytics data, Cycle Time Days and Lead Time Days. To learn more about how these days are calculated, see Cumulative flow, lead time, and cycle time guidance, Lead time versus cycle time.
When a default view doesn't meet your needs
The default Analytics views return all the specified data in a project. They work well for customers with smaller datasets. For larger datasets, the amount of data generated by a default view may be too large for Power BI to load.
In these cases, you can create a custom Analytics view to fine-tune the records, fields, and history loaded into Power BI.