By Michele Hart
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Sometimes the fastest way to get an answer from your data, is to ask a question using natural language. For example, "what were total sales last year." Use Q&A to explore your data using intuitive, natural language capabilities and receive answers in the form of charts and graphs. Q&A is different from a search engine -- Q&A only provides results about the data in Power BI.
Q&A is also available in the Microsoft Power BI app for iOS on iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touch devices.
Asking the question is just the beginning. Have fun traveling through your data refining or expanding your question, uncovering trust-worthy new information, zeroing in on details and zooming out for a broader view. You’ll be delighted by the insights and discoveries you make.
The experience is truly interactive…and fast! Powered by an in-memory storage, response is almost instantaneous.
How to use Q&A: Step by step instructions for using Q&A and an overview of how it all works.
Microsoft Power BI mobile app For iOS on iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touch devices
Tips for asking questions in Q&A: Learn how to talk to Q&A to get the best possible results.
Add featured questions to your datasets and Q&A will suggest these questions to your colleagues.
Tutorial: Use Power BI Q&A with the Retail Sales sample: Use Q&A in a realistic industry tutorial.
Make your data work well with Q&A: Are you the person creating datasets and data models? Then this topic is for you.
More questions? Try the Power BI Community