The Ultimate CDS Driven Power BI Explorer – From Zero to Hero

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Introduction Power BI has been around for a number of years now, however it’s only in the last couple of years that it’s started to gain heavy use in organizations across the world. Many of us now have access to many reports in a large number of workspaces and there are a number of challenges that remain at this time and these are as follows:-

-Dashboards can only surface tiles from the same workspace

-It’s not easy to refresh a dataset

-It’s relatively hard to create a simple navigation experience especially when moving between reports in different workspaces

-There is no report preview option

-Bookmarking isn’t particularly easy to manage or use and the bookmarks relevant to one month aren’t necessarily the ones that are relevant to all periods.

This is an end to end tutorial that aims to address some of these points and includes a Model Driven App, Canvas App and a Power Automate Flow (to update your Power BI datasets). 1 Power App tile could theoretically surface tens of pages from 1000 reports ACROSS MULTIPLE WORKSPACES with even more filters dynamically applied. Don’t be too concerned if you’re not familiar with this technology as we go through every stage step by step.

Whilst this is a useful tutorial, it isn’t strictly speaking an end point, and I would invite people to dive further into this structure to deliver value to themselves and their teams.

source TDG/Data Spinners

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