Part 1, Add visualizations to a Power BI report

This article gives a quick introduction to creating a visualization in a report. It applies to both the Power BI service and Power BI Desktop. For more-advanced content, see Part 2 of this series. Watch Amanda demonstrate a few different ways to create, edit, and format visuals on the report canvas. Then try it out yourself using the Sales and Marketing sample to create your own report.

Open a report and add a new page

  1. Open a report in Editing View.

    This tutorial uses the Sales and Marketing sample.

  2. If the Fields pane isn't visible, select the arrow icon to open it.

  3. Add a blank page to the report.

Add visualizations to the report

  1. Create a visualization by selecting a field from the Fields pane.

    Start with a numeric field like SalesFact > Sales $. Power BI creates a column chart with a single column.

    Screenshot of a column chart with a single column.

    Or, start with a category field, such as Name or Product. Power BI creates a table and adds that field to the Values well.

    GIF of a person selecting Product and then category to create a table.

    Or, start with a geography field, such as Geo > City. Power BI and Bing Maps create a map visualization.

    Screenshot of a map visualization.

  2. Create a visualization and then change its type. Select Product > Category and then Product > Count of Product to add them both to the Values well.

    Screenshot of the Fields pane with the Values well called out.

  3. Change the visualization to a column chart by selecting the Stacked column chart icon.

    Screenshot of the Visualizations pane with the Stacked column chart icon called out.

  4. When you create visualizations in your report, you can pin them to your dashboard. To pin the visualization, select the pin icon Screenshot of the pin icon..

    Screenshot of a column chart visualization with the pin icon called out.

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