Interact with Visuals in reports, dashboards, and apps
At its most basic, a visualization (or visual), is a type of chart built by Power BI designers using the data in reports and datasets.
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What can I do with visuals?
Visuals are created by report and dashboard designers and shared with consumers. As a consumer, you have many options for interacting with visuals to uncover insights and make data-driven business decisions. All of these options are listed in the table below, with links to step-by-step instructions.
But first, a word about Q&A. Q&A is Power BI's natural language search tool. You type a question using natural language and Q&A answers the question in the form of a visual. Q&A is a way consumers can create their own visuals. However, the visuals you create with Q&A cannot be saved. But, if there's something specific you want to learn from the data, and the designer didn't include it in a report or on a dashboard, Q&A is a great option. To learn more about Q&A, see Q&A for consumers.
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