Power BI is a powerful business intelligence and data visualization tool, and page navigation is an important aspect of creating effective Power BI reports. In this blog, we will discuss how to navigate between pages in Power BI, best practices for implementing page navigation, methods of creating navigation, and tips for optimizing your Power BI reports for ease of use and better user experience.
Page navigation in Power BI allows you to create multiple pages within a single report, and then easily switch between them. This can be useful for organizing different types of data, creating interactive reports, and displaying different levels of detail.
To navigate between pages in Power BI, you can use the page navigation pane, located on the bottom right corner of the screen. This pane allows you to see a list of all the pages in your report, and you can click on any page to navigate to it. You can also use keyboard shortcuts to navigate between pages, such as using the left and right arrow keys.
When implementing page navigation in Power BI, it’s important to keep in mind best practices such as:
Organizing your pages in a logical and intuitive way, making it easy for users to find the information they need.
Using descriptive and clear page names to make it easy for users to understand the content of each page.
Adding links or buttons to allow users to easily navigate between related pages.
Here are some common methods to add Page Navigation:
After creating multiple tabs Let’s create a navigation pane.
Here I have 7 pages, an introduction page, 1 to 5 pages and one hidden testing page.
Let’s add page navigator in testing page.
Insert Tab > Buttons > Select Navigator >
Using these steps, we can add a navigation pane directly
Then we can change shape, size, orientation (horizontal or vertical) & style according to our needs.
As we already saw our testing page is hidden so we can remove this page from the navigation pane
Steps: select Navigation Pane > Format Pane > Page >
Here we can remove the hidden pages or remove pages from the navigation pane manually.
We can add buttons separately and assign action-type page navigation.
Here I have added one blank button and then performed some formatting now let’s add action.
So, select button > format pane > turn on action > select type = “Page Navigation” > select destination page
In addition to page navigation, there are several other ways to optimize your Power BI reports for ease of use and better user experience, such as:
Creating meaningful and easy-to-understand visualizations.
Using filters and slicers allows users to interact with the data and explore different perspectives.
Creating a consistent design across all pages to make it easy for users to understand and use your report.
By following these best practices and tips, you can create effective and user-friendly Power BI reports that will help your users make better decisions and gain insights from their data.
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