A Power BI dashboard is a single page, frequently called a Canvas that utilizes visuals to tell a story. Since it is just a single page, a well-designed dashboard contains just the main components of that story.

The visualizations displaying on the dashboard are called tiles. These tiles are pinned to the dashboard from reports. The visualizations on a dashboard originate from reports and each report is based on a single data set. Of course, one way to see a dashboard is to consider it as an entry point into the underlying reports and data sets. Selecting a visualization returns you to the report (and data set) that was implemented to create it.

Working With Tiles

A tile displays information from an underlying dataset. It’s a preview of explicit information pinned to your dashboard. It’s a breeze to resize, rearrange, and erase tiles on your Windows 8 or Windows 10 start screen. You can do the same with tiles on your Power BI  powered by article dashboard.

What happens when you select a tile on your dashboard? It depends on the way the tile was designed. If you select a dashboard tile that was designed in a Power BI report, Power BI opens that report. Then you can study the visualization on the dashboard tile in the context of related data appearing in the report.

Creating Tiles On BI Dashboard

You may want to track only a single number on your Power BI dashboard, like the current year’s sale. You can create a big number tile just by entering “The current year’s sales” in the questions and answers box.

For adding the big number to your BI powered by the article dashboard, click the pin icon in the upper right corner. If you select that big number tile on the dashboard, Power BI opens Q&A with the question that you made use of to create it. Modify the question, and Power BI rustles up a new visualization.

Final Word

Your dashboard need not only be visually engaging but in addition functional. It has to be flawless and uncluttered so the key information stands out. What may you put on your dashboard? It depends upon your audience. Look for what key information they must see to make decisions. Let that drive your selection of tiles. The flexibility of the Power BI dashboard allows you to modify your tiles easily.