PRO TIP | Let Power BI create insights for you

PRO TIP | Let Power BI create insights for you

Quick Insights is a feature of Power BI that helps to :

  1. Build a quick dashboard
  2. Give a quick idea about the data
  3. Provides insights in case they were missed
  4. Generate interesting visualisations based on data available

To get started

Go to PowerBI

  • Open Left Navigation Pane –> Datasets
  • Select your Dataset –> click (…) –> Quick Insights


business insights

Power BI searches for data trends in the Dataset and creates insights.

  • It will display the insights created based on various algorithms, highlighted in article below, used by power bi on the data in the dataset.
  • You can now pin the the insights to your Dashboard.
BI insights dashboard
insights from QI open menu

Open the Dashboard –> Hover on upper right corner on a tile –> Select (…) –> Select Related Insights

This will open insights related to the tile.

  • You can select and pin insights from here to dashboards as well.
  • This way you can keep digging the data and pin the most relevant data to your dashboard.

What algorithms are used by Power BI?

  • Majority (Major Factors)
  • Category outliers
  • Time Line outliers
  • Trends in time series
  • Seasonality in time series
  • Change points in time series
  • Steady share
  • Correlation
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