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The Related content pane shows you how your Power BI service content -- dashboards, reports, and datasets -- are interconnected. And it gets better, from this pane you can perform common task such as refreshing, renaming, generating insights, and so much more. Select a related report or dashboard, and it opens in your Power BI workspace.

As you've probably already discovered, reports are built on datasets, report visualizations are then pinned to dashboards, and dashboard visuals link back to reports. But how do you know which dashboards are hosting visualizations from your Marketing report? And how do you locate those dashboards? Is your Procurement dashboard using visualizations from more than one dataset? If so, what are they named and how can you open and edit them? Is your HR dataset being used in any reports or dashboards at all or can it be moved without causing any broken links? Questions like these can all be answered on the Related content pane. Not only does the pane display the related content, it also allows you take action on the content and easily navigate between the related content.

NOTE: The Related content feature does not work for streaming datasets.

Enable the new navigation preview

  1. To get started, make sure you’ve enabled the new navigation preview. From Power BI service, select the cog icon and choose Settings.

  2. Select the General tab and choose Preview features. Turn On the New navigation preview and select Apply.

View related content for a dashboard

  Watch Will view related content for a dashboard. Then follow the step-by-step instructions below the video to try it out yourself with the Procurement Analysis sample dataset.

You'll need at least view permissions to a dashboard to open the Related content pane. In this example we're using the Procurement Analysis sample.

Method 1

In a workspace, select the Dashboards tab and then select the View related icon .


Method 2

With a dashboard open, select from the top menubar.

The Related content pane opens. It shows all the reports that have visualizations pinned to the dashboard and their associated datasets. For this dashboard, there are visualizations pinned from 3 different reports and those reports are based on 3 different datasets.

 

From here, you can take direct action on the related content. For example, select a report name to open it.  For a listed report, select an icon to analyze in Excel, rename, or get insights. For a dataset, select an icon to create a new report, refresh, rename, analyze in Excel, get insights, or open the Settings window for the dataset.
 

View related content for a report

You'll need at least view permissions to a report to open the Related content pane. In this example we're using the Procurement Analysis sample.

Method 1

In a workspace, select the Reports tab and then select the View related icon .


Method 2

Open the report in Reading view and select from the top menubar.

The Related content pane opens. It shows the associated dataset and all dashboards that have at least one tile pinned from the report. For this report, there are visualizations pinned to 2 different dashboards.

 

From here, you can take direct action on the related content. For example, select a dashboard name to open it.  For any dashboard in the list, select an icon to share the dashoard with others or to open the Settings window for the dashboard. For the dataset, select an icon to create a new report, refresh, rename, analyze in Excel, get insights, or open the Settings window for the dataset.

View related content for a dataset

You'll need at least view permissions to a dataset to open the Related content pane. In this example we're using the Procurement Analysis sample.

In a workspace, select the Datasets tab and locate the View related icon .

Select the icon to open the Related content pane.

 

From here, you can take direct action on the related content. For example, select a dashboard or report name to open it.  For any dashboard in the list, select an icon to share the dashoard with others or to open the Settings window for the dashboard. For a report, select an icon to analyze in Excel, rename, or get insights.

Limitations and troubleshooting

  • If your browser doesn't have enough space, you won't see an option for View related but you will still see the View related icon . Select the icon to open the Related content pane.

  • To open Related content for a report, you need to be in Reading view.

  • Related content is not available in Power BI Desktop.

  • The Related content feature does not work for streaming datasets.

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