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Difference between Power BI Dashboard and Report

DashboardVsReport

Report: The Report is a Power BI feature which is a result of visualized data from a single data set. A report can have multiple pages of visualization. Mostly, you create a report in Power BI Desktop.

Dashboard: A Power BI Dashboard is a single page display screen and collection of single or multiple report visuals, that uses visualizations to tell a summary. You can create a dashboard only in Power BI Service.

Power BI Dashboards vs. Reports





Some major differences between both are:-

Reports:

  • Pages: You can create a Multiple pages in single Report.
  • Create: You can create a Report in Desktop & Power BI Service.
  • Data source: A single dataset per report in Power BI service.
  • Set alerts: You cannot create an email Data alerts for Power BI Report.
  • Filtering: Report support many filter options like Bookmarks, Filters & Slicers.
  • Featured: Can not set Report as a featured report.
  • See underlying dataset tables and fields: Yes, Can see dataset tables and fields and values.




Dashboard:

  • Pages: It is a single page display screen. Mainly, used to display the summary data.
  • Create: You can create Dashboard only in Power BI Service.
  • Data source: You can use one or more reports and one or more datasets per dashboard at the time of creation.
  • Set alerts: You can create an email Data alerts for Power BI Dashboard tiles when certain conditions are met.
  • Filtering: Dashboard support only Bookmarks and doesn’t support any other filters & slicers.
  • Featured: You can set featured dashboard.
  • See underlying dataset tables and fields: No, You can export data but can’t see tables and fields in the dashboard itself.

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