Rename almost anything in Power BI service

This article teaches you how to rename a dashboard, report, report page, workbook, dataset, app, and workspace in Power BI service.

Can I change the name?

Content type I'm the author or creator Shared with me
Dashboard in a workspace Yes No
Report in a workspace Yes No
Workbook in a workspace Yes No
Dataset in a workspace Yes No
App workspace Yes, if you are the owner or have Admin permissions No
Published apps Not from the App screen, but the app name can be changed from the app workspace and re-published with a new name if you have Admin permissions No
App content (dashboard, report, workbook, dataset) Not from the App screen, but the app's content can be renamed from the app workspace and re-published with a new name if you have Admin permissions No
Content in Shared with me No No

Rename a dashboard, report, or workbook

  1. Start in a workspace and select the Dashboards, Reports, or Workbooks tab. Hover over the item to rename, and select the gear icon gear icon. If there is no gear icon, you do not have permissions to rename.

    Power BI service workspace

  2. On the Settings page, type the new name and select Save.

    Settings window for dataset

Rename a dataset

  1. Start in a workspace and select the Datasets tab.

    workspace Datasets tab

  2. Hover over the item to rename, select the ellipses (...), and choose Rename.

    select Rename

    Note

    The options in the dropdown will vary.

  3. On the Settings page, type a new name and select Save.

    Rename pane

Rename an App workspace

Anyone with Admin permissions can rename an app workspace.

  1. Start in the workspace you'd like to rename.
  2. In the top-right corner, select the ellipses (...) and choose Edit workspace. If you don't see this option, then you don't have permissions to rename this workspace.

    select Edit workspace

  3. Type a new workspace name and select Save.

    Edit workspace pane

Rename a page in a report

Don't like the name of a page in your Power BI report? A new name is just a click away. Pages can be renamed in report Editing view .

  1. Open the report in Editing View.
  2. Locate the report page tabs at the bottom of the Power BI window.

    report with tabs highlighted

  3. Open the report page that you'd like to rename by selecting the tab.
  4. Double-click the name on the tab to highlight it.

    close-up on a tab name

  5. Type a new report page name and select ENTER.

    type new page name

Considerations and troubleshooting

  • If the item to be renamed has been shared with you, or is part of a content pack, you won't see the gear icon and you won't have access to Settings.
  • On the Datasets tab, if you don't see the ellipses (...), expand your browser window.

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