There are many different ways to create a new report. This topic shows you two of them.

  • From a dataset

  • From an existing report

Create a new report from a dataset

This method creates a new report from scratch. To follow along, download the Retail Analysis sample.

  1. Start in Power BI service and select a dataset to open it. Opening a dataset actually opens the report editor. You'll see a blank canvas and the report editing tools.

  2. Explore your data and add visuals. For this report, let's add a Gauge visual that tracks this year's sales.

    • In the Fields pane, select Sales > This Year Sales > Value.

    • Convert the visual to a Gauge by selecting the Gauge template from the VIsualizations pane.

    • Drag Sales > This Year Sales > Goal to the Target value well.

  3. Optionally, continue adding visualizations, and then save your report.

Create a new report from an existing report

Maybe you have a report that already connects to your dataset and has some visuals that you'd like to re-use or modify. Why not simply copy that report as a basis for a new report? To do that:

  1. Open a report.

  2. From the File menu, select Save As.

  3. Type a name for the new report and select Save.

    A Success message lets you know that the new report was saved to Power BI.

  4. Back in your Power BI navigation pane, select the new report to open it. Optionally, delete visuals you don't want to keep, modify other visuals, and add new ones.

  5. Have fun updating and editing your new report.

Next Steps:

Create new visualizations

Delete visualizations you don't need

See also

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