This article gives a quick introduction to creating a visualization in a report.  For more-advanced content, please see Part II. In the video below, Will shows you a few different ways to create, edit, and format visuals on the report canvas.

Now use the Sales and Marketing sample to create your own report.

  1. Open a report in Editing View. This tutorial uses the Sales and Marketing sample.

  2. If the Fields pane isn't visible, select the arrow icon to open it. 

  3. Add a blank page to the report.

  4. Create a visualization by selecting a field from the Fields pane.  

    Start with a numeric field: Power BI creates a column chart with a single column.

    Start with a category field, such as Name or City: Power BI creates a Table and adds that field to the Values well.

  5. Select other fields to add to the visualization.  Select Count of Product to add it to the Values well.

  6. Change the visualization to a column chart by selecting the column chart icon.

  7. When you create visualizations in your report, you can pin them to your dashboard. To pin the visualization, select the pin icon .

  8. Now you can:

    Continue on to Part 2: Add visualizations to a Power BI report

    Change the visualization type.

    Pin the visualization to your dashboard as a tile.

    Interact with the visualizations in the report.

    Do even more with visualizations.

    Save your report.

See also

More about Visualizations in Power BI reports.

Reports in Power BI

Power BI - Basic Concepts

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