Have a new dataset and not quite sure where to start? Need to build a dashboard fast? Want to quickly look for insights you may have missed?
Run Quick Insights to generate interesting interactive visualizations based on your data. Quick Insights can be run on an entire dataset (Quick Insights) or on a specific dashboard tile (Scoped Insights). You can even run Insights on an Insight!
NOTE: Quick Insights is not available in Power BI Desktop and does not work with DirectQuery - it only works with data uploaded to Power BI.
The Insights feature is built on a growing set of advanced analytical algorithms developed in conjunction with Microsoft Research that we’ll continue to use to allow more people to find insights in their data in new and intuitive ways.
Watch Amanda run Insights on a dataset, open an Insight in Focus mode, pin one of these Insights as a tile on her dashboard, and then get Insights for a visual.
Now it's your turn. Explore Quick Insights using the Supplier Quality Analysis sample.
From the Datasets tab, select the ellipses (...) and choose Get Insights.
Power BI uses various algorithms to search for trends in your dataset.
Within seconds, your insights are ready. Select View Insights to display visualizations.
NOTE: Some datasets can't generate Insights because the data isn't statistically significant. To learn more, see Optimize your data for Quick Insights.
The visualizations display in a special Quick Insights canvas with up to 32 separate Insight cards. Each card has a chart or graph plus a short description.
Hover over a card and select the pin icon to add the visualization to a dashboard.
Hover over a card and select the Focus mode icon to display the card fullscreen.
In Focus mode you can:
filter the visualizations. To display the filters, in the top right corner, select the arrow to expand the Filters pane.
Pin the insight card to a dashboard by selecting the pin icon or Pin visual.
Run Quick Insights on the card itself. This is referred to as Scoped Quick Insights. In the top-right corner, select the lightbulb icon or Get Insights.
The insight displays on the left and new insight cards, based solely on the data in that single insight, display along the right.
To return to the original Quick Insights canvas, in the top-left corner, select Exit Focus mode.
Instead of searching for insights against an entire dataset, narrow your search to the data used to create a single dashboard tile. This is referred to as Scoped Quick Insights.
Open a dashboard.
Select a tile and open the tile in Focus mode.
In the top right corner, select Get Insights.
Power BI displays the insight cards along the right side of the tile.
Does one insight pique your interest? Select that insight card to dig further. The selected insight appears on the left and new insight cards, based solely on the data in that single insight, display along the right.
Continue digging into your data, and when you find an interesting insight, pin its visual to your dashboard by selecting Pin visual from the top-right corner. Also, you can send feedback to let the dataset owner know if a particular insight was helpful or not.
If you own a dataset, optimize it for Quick Insights
Learn about the types of Insights available
More questions? Try the Power BI Community