You've read Dashboards in Power BI, and now you want to create your own. There are many different ways to create a dashboard. The video shows you how to create a new dashboard by pinning visuals and images from a report. And the step-by-step instructions below the video show you how to create an empty dashboard using the Power BI service left navigation pane. An empty dashboard isn't very useful though -- follow the links below, and at the bottom of the page, to learn how to add content to your dashboard.

NOTE: Remember that your dashboard will be blank until you get some data and pin some tiles.

NOTE: Dashboards are a feature of Power BI service, not Power BI Desktop.

Create a dashboard

Create a dashboard by pinning visuals and images from a report

Create an empty dashboard from scratch

This method creates a new, empty, dashboard.

  1. From the left navigation pane in Power BI Service (not Power BI Desktop), select the plus sign   next to the Dashboards heading.

  2. Type a name for your new dashboard and select ENTER.

    The new dashboard is created. See it listed under Dashboards in your left navigation pane.

  3. Select the new dashboard to make it the active dashboard. Notice that it's blank -- we haven't added any content yet.

Add some content to the dashboard

There are many different ways to add content to your dashboard.

TIP: Need some help getting started adding content? Check out the Get started with Power BI tutorial.

See also

Power BI - Basic Concepts

Dashboards in Power BI

Tips for designing a great dashboard

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