Power BI Quick Insights

In this Microsoft Power BI tutorial, we will discuss what is Quick insight in power BI, What are the types of quick insights that are supported by the power BI.

Also, we will see how to get the quick insight in power BI, Where to view the insights in the Power BI, how to pin the quick insights visual into the Power BI dashboard and how to use the quick insights inside the Power BI dashboard.

What is Power BI Quick Insights?

When you will upload the data into Power BI, then the Quick insights will help you to develop some interesting interactive visualization that depends upon your data.

One of the most important things you should know is, the Quick insights can work within the specific dashboard tile or on an entire dataset. That means it only can work with the data uploaded to Power BI, It cannot work with the DirectQuery in Power BI.

Types of Quick insights supported by the Power BI

In the Power BI Dashboards or Reports, Power BI Service can automatically search for insights. Power BI insights quickly look at various types of a subset of your dataset.

When it searches, then the Power BI applies a set of algorithms to develop some interesting insights. We can find some of the algorithms that we can use as:

  • Category outliers (top/bottom)
  • Change points in a time series
  • Correlation
  • Low Variance
  • Majority (Major factors)
  • Overall trends in time series
  • Seasonality in time series
  • Steady share
  • Time series outliers

To read the details about insights types, follow this link: Quick insights Types

Get Quick Insights in Power BI

To get the Power BI Quick Insights, follow these below steps:

Step-1:

In the Power BI Report Server page, go to My workspace from left navigation. Click on the Datasets tab from the top of the page.

Select any dataset that you want to view the insights, Click on more (…) option and Get quick insights as like the below screenshot.

power bi insights

Also, you can get quick insights in another way. Just go to the Reports tab and click on the bulb icon of a specific report where you want to view the insights.

power bi quick insights

Step-2:

Once you will click on the Get quick insights from the Datasets or the bulb icon from the Reports, then quickly it will search for insights of that particular report. The search notification will appear as shown below.

quick insights power bi

Once the search is done for that specific report, then the success notification will appear as the below screenshot.

You can directly view the quick insights by using the View insights button from the success notification itself.

quick insights in power bi

When you will click on the View insights button, then the insight will display as like the below screenshot.

Here in the below screenshot, you can see the insights are represented by ID, By city, etc. The insights are depending upon your uploaded data and visuals.

Here, the quick insight has contained many of the cards with different types of visualizations and also each card has a small description.

quick insights in power bi desktop

View Power BI Quick insights

After a while, the pop-up success notification will disappear from the page. To view again in the reports or datasets, Go to the Datasets tab, click on the more (…) option of that specific dataset and select View Insights.

power bi quick insights algorithms

NOTE:

View insights option is not available for any custom visuals. That means it doesnot work with all dashboard tile types.

Focus Mode in Quick insights

If you want to view one insight card in the focus mode, then go to that specific card and hover it. Then you can find a focus icon above the card. Just click on it.

how to get quick insights in power bi

Now you can see the insight card will display as shown below. To view the insights of the dataset, just click on the bulb icon above the card.

Also, you can see all the filters that are used in the card. As in the below screen, it is filtered by a city in Australia, that’s why it is showing only the value of Australia.

If you want to exit the focus mode, then simply click on the Exit focus mode option that will help you to go back.

power bi quick insights desktop

When you will click on the bulb icon from the card, then it will show you all the insights that are present in the report as like the below screenshot.

how to get quick insights in power bi

Get an insight card inside the Power BI Dashboard

If you want to view one insight card of a specific report on the Power BI Dashboard, then you can.

Go to a specific card that you want to view in the dashboard and then click on the Pin visual icon from that card.

how to enable quick insights in power bi

Then the below window will appear where you have to choose any one dashboard that you like to pin to.

If you already have the existing dashboard in the Power BI Report Server, then enable this one. Otherwise, if you want to create a new dashboard, then enable this one. Click on Pin.

get quick insights in power bi

When you will click on the Pin button, then the below notification will appear. Click on Go to dashboard button to view the card.

enable quick insights in power bi

You can see your insight card as like below screenshot. To view all the insights, just go to more (…) option on the card and click on View insights.

get quick insights in power bi desktop

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Hence in this Microsoft Power BI tutorial, we discussed what is Quick insight in power BI, What are the types of quick insights that are supported by the power BI.

Also, we saw how to get the quick insight in power BI, Where you can view the insights in the Power BI, how we can pin the quick insights visual into the Power BI dashboard and how to use the quick insights inside the Power BI dashboard.

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