Drillthrough enables users to navigate to different report pages within a report.
With the Drillthrough feature in Power BI, we can break down summarized data into actual figures, providing a detailed view of the summary data.
So, let’s begin with an example. Download the sample dataset from the link provided below:
The user wants to view the breakdown of selected sub-category sales year-wise on a separate page with chart visuals or any other type of visual.
Approach-1: Implement basic Drill-through – Navigate through right click on visual
Step-1: Create a Table visual to using category, Sub-category & Sales fields, this is Main Page screen shot.
Step-2: Now, create a new report page for drillthrough data. On that page, add a clustered Clustered column chart and display the following fields:
Step-3: Now, drag the field for which you want to enable drill-through into the ‘Drill-through filters’ area.
When you add a field to the ‘Drill-through filters’ in Power BI, a ‘Back’ button visual is automatically generated. Users can utilize this button to return to the report page from which they originated.
Step-4: Now, navigate to the main page, right-click on any sub-category, select ‘Drill Through,’ and click on the Drillthrough page name.
In this case, the Drillthrough page named is ‘Product Details.’
Step-5: After clicking on ‘Page Name,’ it will navigate you to the Drillthrough page and display the year-wise breakdown of the selected sub-category.
Approach-2: How to create a Drill through Button In Power BI?
All steps will be the same as in Approach-1, but instead of right-clicking on the visual value, we will navigate through on a button click.
Step-1: Add a blank button to the main page by navigating to the Insert tab and selecting ‘Button,’ then choosing ‘Blank’ Button.
Step-2: Now, select the button and assign a name to it while configuring its basic formatting properties.
And don’t forget to specify the Type as ‘Drill through’ and set the Destination as the Page Name.
Step-3: Now, select any subcategory and click the button while holding Ctrl key.
Step-4: The output displays the selected Subcategory, and you can return to the main page using the back button.
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