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Power BI – Page Navigation with Bookmarks & Buttons

Page Navigation with Bookmarks & Buttons

Bookmarks is a very cool feature in Power Bi, using this you can capture currently configured view of a report page including slicers & visuals state.

Also, you can use bookmarks with buttons & image to navigate from one page to another page and you can add, delete and modify the bookmarks.



Practical Scenario:

  • Create three Pages name as, Page1-LineColumnChart, Page2-Matrix & Page3-PieChart
  • Use some visuals in all three pages
    • Page 1: Use Line Clustered Column Chart
    • Page 2: Matrix
    • Page 3: Pie chart
  • Add three buttons
  • Create three bookmarks
  • Map each page with relevant bookmarks for navigation




Download Sample data set & PBI file:

Let’s start with an example:

Step-1: Create three Pages name as, Page1-LineColumnChart, Page2-Matrix & Page3-PieChart

Step-2: Now add three buttons on each page or you can copy paste from one page to others pages.

Power Bi Buttons

Power Bi Buttons

Follow the steps:

    • Click on Home tab, under Insert ribbon click on Buttons
    • Give name to each buttons like, Line Chart, Matrix & Pie Chart
    • Change buttons background color, current page color should be different and other pages are same colors.




Step-3: How to change Button background color:

Buttons

Select button, then go to right side Visualization Pane and use below three properties

  • Button Text: Change Button name, font color, font family, alignment & Text Size
  • Outline: You can change button outline color, border weight etc, also you can change color for Default state, on hover & On press.
  • Fill: You can change background color for Default state, on hover & On press




Step-4: How to Create Bookmarks:

Go to View Tab, under show ribbon, click on Bookmarks Pane and follow the below steps:

Power Bi Bookmark

Power Bi Bookmark

  • Now go to Page 1, copy the name of page 1 and click on Add Bookmarks
  • Then click on three dots and click on Rename & paste page 1 name
  • Unchecked the Data & Display
  • Follow the above three steps for page 2 & 3.
Add & Rename Bookmarks

Add & Rename Bookmarks



Step-5: Map Bookmarks with Buttons

You can use Action to map Bookmarks with buttons for navigation page to page. For current Page Off the Action.

Power Bi Bookmarks Action

Page-1 settings: 

  • Select Button Line Chart: Off Action
  • Select Button Matrix: Enable Action, Select Bookmark from Type & Select Matrix Page from Bookmark.
  • Select Button Pie chart: Enable Action, Select Bookmark from Type & Select Pie chart Page from Bookmark.

Page-2 settings: 

  • Select Button Line Chart: Enable Action, Select Bookmark from Type & Select Line Chart Page from Bookmark.
  • Select Button Matrix: Off Action
  • Select Button Pie chart: Enable Action, Select Bookmark from Type & Select Pie chart Page from Bookmark.

Page-3 settings

  • Select Button Line Chart: Enable Action, Select Bookmark from Type & Select Line Chart Page from Bookmark.
  • Select Button Matrix: Enable Action, Select Bookmark from Type & Select Matrix Page from Bookmark.
  • Select Button Pie chart: Off Action




Final output:

Use Ctrl+Click to navigate one page to another page.

Navigation



Some Pages Screen shots as below:

Power Bi Bookmarks With Buttons

Power Bi Bookmarks With Buttons

Power Bi Bookmarks With Buttons

Power Bi Bookmarks With Buttons

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