View data insights on dashboard tiles with Power BI
Each visual tile on your dashboard is a doorway into data exploration. When you select a tile, it opens a report or opens Q&A where you can filter and sort and dig into the dataset behind the report. And when you run insights, Power BI does the data exploration for you.
Run insights to generate interesting interactive visuals based on your data. Insights can be run on a specific dashboard tile and you can even run insights on an insight!
The insights feature is built on a growing set of advanced analytical algorithms developed in conjunction with Microsoft Research that we’ll continue to use to allow more people to find insights in their data in new and intuitive ways.
Run insights on a dashboard tile
When you run insights on a dashboard tile, Power BI searches just the data used to create that single dashboard tile.
Hover over a tile. select More options (...), and choose View insights.
The tile opens in Focus mode with the insights cards displayed along the right.
Does one insight pique your interest? Select that insight card to dig further. The selected insight appears on the left and new insight cards, based solely on the data in that single insight, display along the right.
Interact with the insight cards
Once you have an insight open, continue exploring.
Filter the visual on the canvas. To display the filters, in the upper right corner, select the arrow to expand the Filters pane.
Run insights on the insight card itself. This is often referred to as related insights. Select an insight card to make it active. It will appear on your report canvas.
In the upper-right corner, select the lightbulb icon or Get insights. The insight displays on the left and new cards, based solely on the data in that single insight, display along the right.
To return to your report, from the upper left corner, select Exit Focus mode.
Considerations and troubleshooting
- View insights doesn't work with all dashboard tile types. For example, it is not available for custom visuals.
Learn about the types of Quick Insights available