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15 Things you can do Auto-Created Reports in Power BI and Microsoft Fabric

In our fast-paced digital age, making data-driven decisions is not just a luxury—it’s a necessity. As businesses and individuals increasingly rely on data to guide their actions and strategies, having a versatile reporting tool becomes paramount. We present a guide that goes beyond just numbers and charts. This is about exploring the myriad functionalities of our state-of-the-art reporting tool, designed for both the tech-savvy analyst and the curious beginner.
In this blog, we’re focusing on reports that are automatically made, or as we like to call them, ‘auto-created’. Not sure what that means? No worries! Take a quick look at our earlier blog where we chat about what ‘auto-creation’ is all about. Once you’ve got the basics down, hop back here and let’s dive deeper!”

1. Interactive Data Exploration:

Engage directly with your data. By selecting a specific point, the tool filters out the noise, spotlighting only the pertinent information. This dynamic feature ensures a focused and streamlined data experience.
Figure 1: Interactive data exploration in auto-created Power BI report in Microsoft Fabric

2. Seamless Report Archiving:

Want to revisit a report later? Follow these simple steps:
Figure 2: Save a copy option in auto-created Power BI report in Microsoft Fabric
Figure 2: Save a copy option in auto-created Power BI report in Microsoft Fabric
  • Click “Save a Copy.”
  • An intuitive pop-up box will guide you.
  • Assign a memorable name.
  • Choose your preferred workspace.
  • With a click on ‘Save’, your report is securely stored.
Figure 3: Steps to save an auto-created Power BI report in Microsoft Fabric
Figure 3: Steps to save an auto-created Power BI report in Microsoft Fabric

3. Multi-format Exporting Capabilities:

Whether preparing for a board meeting or crafting a presentation, our tool provides export options in Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF. This adaptability ensures your data is always presentation-ready.
Figure 4: Exporting auto-created Power BI report in Microsoft Fabric
Figure 4: Exporting auto-created Power BI report in Microsoft Fabric

4. Storing Your Findings:

After delving into the rich capabilities of auto-created reports, it’s essential to secure your findings. Power BI’s “Save” function ensures that your meticulously gathered insights are stored safely within the Microsoft Fabric platform, ready for your next analytical endeavor. This simple yet vital step guarantees continuity in your data-driven journey.
Figure 5: Save button in auto-created Power BI report in Microsoft Fabric
Figure 5: Save button in auto-created Power BI report in Microsoft Fabric

5. Collaborative Insight Sharing:

Illuminate your team with the meticulously curated insights from your Power BI reports.
Figure 6: Share option in auto-created Power BI report in Microsoft Fabric
Figure 6: Share option in auto-created Power BI report in Microsoft Fabric
The “Share the report” function, embedded within the user-friendly interface of Microsoft Fabric, not only facilitates straightforward sharing but also ensures airtight security. This seamless integration is designed to bolster team collaboration, bridge informational gaps, and drive collective, informed decision-making across the board.
Figure 7: Sharing options in auto-created Power BI report in Microsoft Fabric
Figure 7: Sharing options in auto-created Power BI report in Microsoft Fabric

6. Seamless Conversations with 'Chat in Teams':

In the collaborative landscape of modern business, real-time communication is key. Dive into the interactive world of ‘Chat in Teams’ within Power BI. This feature, harmoniously integrated with Microsoft Fabric, provides a platform where team members can discuss insights, share feedback, and make decisions on-the-fly, all within the context of their data.
Figure 8: Chatting with team Power BI report in Microsoft Fabric
Figure 8: Chatting with team Power BI report in Microsoft Fabric

7. Dive Deeper with Tailored Insights:

Dive deep into the depths of your data without the hassle. By simply tapping into the “Get Insights” feature within Power BI, you initiate a process where the platform meticulously scans your dataset, identifying key patterns, trends, and anomalies.
Figure 9: Get Insights Power BI report in Microsoft Fabric
Figure 9: Get Insights Power BI report in Microsoft Fabric

As if by magic, a curated selection of insights, specifically tailored to your dataset, gracefully appears on the right pane. This isn’t just a mere presentation of data; it’s akin to having a personal data assistant that understands your content and presents the most relevant findings for your perusal. This tailored approach ensures you’re always in the know, armed with the most pertinent information.

Figure 10: Insights generated in Power BI report in Microsoft Fabric
Figure 10: Insights generated in Power BI report in Microsoft Fabric

8. Real-time Report Updates:

In the dynamic landscape of data-driven decision making, remaining current and updated is more than just a necessity; it’s a competitive edge. With ever-evolving datasets and metrics, falling behind is not an option
Figure 11: Subscribe to report option in auto created Power BI report in Microsoft Fabric
Figure 11: Subscribe to report option in auto created Power BI report in Microsoft Fabric
Power BI’s subscription feature bridges this need for real-time awareness. By opting in, you receive timely notifications tailored to your preferences. These alerts, seamlessly integrated within your workflow, ensure that no matter how hectic things get, you’re always in the loop with the latest data insights and updates.
Figure 12: Setting up subscription for Power BI report in Microsoft Fabric
Figure 12: Setting up subscription for Power BI report in Microsoft Fabric

9. Unleash Your Creativity with Editing

In a world brimming with generic data visuals, standing out requires a touch of personalization. Every organization, project, or analysis has unique facets, and customizing your report ensures that these distinct elements shine through.
Figure 13: Edit option in Power BI report inside Microsoft Fabric
Figure 13: Edit option in Power BI report inside Microsoft Fabric
Power BI understands this need for customization. With just a few clicks, you can smoothly transition into the editing mode. Here, you’re presented with intuitive tools and options to refine, modify, and tailor-make your data narrative. Whether it’s tweaking visuals, adjusting metrics, or reimagining layouts, your data story is yours to mold.
Figure 14: Switching to edit mode in Power BI report in Microsoft Fabric
Figure 14: Switching to edit mode in Power BI report in Microsoft Fabric

10. Table-Specific Reporting:

Navigating vast datasets can sometimes feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. While broad analyses offer an overarching view, there are moments when we crave a closer look at a specific data table to truly understand the nuances within.
Figure 15: Selecting the table for reporting in Power BI report in Microsoft Fabric
Figure 15: Selecting the table for reporting in Power BI report in Microsoft Fabric
Power BI’s table selection feature is the answer to this precision-driven need. With just a simple action, like clicking on “country”, you’re not just accessing generic data. Instead, you’re delving directly into a dedicated data table that meticulously houses all related entries, statistics, and insights for that category. This feature ensures you’re not just skimming the surface but truly engaging with the depth of the dataset.
Figure 16: Auto created report for country table in Power BI for Microsoft Fabric
Figure 16: Auto created report for country table in Power BI for Microsoft Fabric

11. Enrich Your Understanding with Related Content:

While primary data insights offer a solid foundation, there’s often a wealth of related content waiting in the wings, ready to enrich understanding and provide context.
Figure 17: Find report options in auto-created Power BI report in Microsoft Fabric
Figure 17: Find report options in auto-created Power BI report in Microsoft Fabric
This added layer of information complements and deepens your primary data understanding.
Figure 18: Related content pop-up in Power BI Report in Microsoft Fabric
Figure 18: Related content pop-up in Power BI Report in Microsoft Fabric

12. Mapping Data Relationships:

Understanding data is not solely about numbers and text. For many, a visual interpretation speaks volumes more than rows and columns ever could. Especially for visual learners, having data represented graphically can mean the difference between clarity and confusion.
Figure 19: Selecting the lineage view in Power BI report in Microsoft fabric
Figure 19: Selecting the lineage view in Power BI report in Microsoft fabric
Enter the “Generate Lineage View” feature in Power BI. With this, users can witness a transformative display where intricate data relationships blossom into an intuitive graphical representation. By visualizing connections, hierarchies, and dependencies, complex datasets become not just comprehensible, but also deeply engaging, allowing for better analysis and clearer insights.
Figure 20: Lineage view of the report in Microsoft Fabric
Figure 20: Lineage view of the report in Microsoft Fabric

13. Metrics Unravelled:

In the expansive realm of data analytics, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information. Sifting through countless data points to extract meaningful metrics can be a daunting task, often requiring considerable time and patience.
Figure 21: Open Usage metrics in Power BI Report in Microsoft Fabric
Figure 21: Open Usage metrics in Power BI Report in Microsoft Fabric
Power BI offers relief with its “Check Metrics” feature. Just one click and users are greeted with a dedicated window that artfully distills the essential metrics, presented in a concise and easily digestible format. This tool not only saves time but also ensures that users can instantly zero in on the most pivotal data insights without getting lost in the data maze.
Figure 22: Auto-displayed metrices in Power BI report in Microsoft Fabric
Figure 22: Auto-displayed metrices in Power BI report in Microsoft Fabric

14. Personalized Dashboard Experience:

With “Pin to dashboard”, create a customized data dashboard, ensuring your favorite reports are just a click away.
Figure 23: Pin to dashboard option in Power BI Report in Microsoft Fabric
Figure 23: Pin to dashboard option in Power BI Report in Microsoft Fabric
Figure 23: Pin to dashboard option in Power BI Report in Microsoft Fabric
Figure 23: Pin to dashboard option in Power BI Report in Microsoft Fabric

15. Behind the Scenes of Your Data:

For those with a keen eye for detail, simply analyzing surface data isn’t enough; they crave a dive into the foundational data that shapes their insights.
Figure 24: Viewing data set in Power BI in Microsoft Fabric
Figure 24: Viewing data set in Power BI in Microsoft Fabric
Power BI’s “Viewing data set” feature provides this deeper look, granting users direct access to the core of their dataset, revealing the raw data and its intricate interconnections. It’s a gateway to truly grasp the essence of your data story.
Figure 25: Data set description in Power BI in Microsoft Fabric
Figure 25: Data set description in Power BI in Microsoft Fabric
Harnessing the full capabilities of your reporting tool can revolutionize your data experience. With these features at your fingertips, you’re not just analyzing data; you’re weaving data-driven narratives. Dive in, discover, and redefine your data journey!

FAQs

Microsoft Fabric integrates with Power BI, offering a more unified data environment, seamless data sharing, and enhanced scalability, thus elevating the capabilities of auto-created reports.

Absolutely! While the initial report is auto-generated, users can customize visuals, data points, and layouts to fit their specific needs.

Microsoft Fabric and Power BI prioritize data security with robust encryption and compliance measures, ensuring your auto-created reports and data remain protected.

Auto-created reports save time, reduce human error, and provide an instant overview based on the data’s most relevant metrics.

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