Bookmarks Pane Feature In Power BI

In this article, I will explore the Bookmarks Pane Preview feature that introduced in Power BI October 2017 update.

Bookmarking preview Feature in Power BI


What’s Bookmarks Pane Feature?

Bookmarks Pane is a new preview feature that announced in Power BI October 2017 update.

  • It’s a powerful way to save and share out your insights.
  • It lets you save interesting states as part of your report.
  • It works as a report navigation for your report.
  • It helps you to organize and make presentations of your report.

How to use Bookmarks Pane in Power BI?

By default, the Bookmarks Pane is not available because of it’s still a preview feature.

Bookmarking (preview) In Power BI

To enable any Preview features in Power BI, you should do the following:

  • Open Power BI.
  • File > Options and Settings > Options.
  • From the left side, below Global > Select Preview Features.
  • Check the Bookmarks preview feature.
  • Go back to View tab > The Bookmarks Pane should be now shown.

Bookmarkes Pane in Power BI


Add Bookmarks

In this example, we have a report with different control like chart, table, and Slicer, we will try to add new bookmarks based on the selected slicers value.

  • Open your report via Power BI.
  • Filter your report based on a selected slicer value.
  • Go to View Tab > check the Bookmarks Pane option.
  • Click add, and rename the bookmark as you prefer.
  • Try now to filter with another value then go back to open Bookmarks Pane.
  • Click on the saved bookmark to show your report based on the saved setting.

Add Bookmarks In Power BI

Note: When you add a bookmark to your report, it will include the following:

  • The current page.
  • Filters & Slicers & Sort order.
  • Drill location.
  • Any of the “focus” modes.

 View Bookmarks

In the Bookmarks Pane, you can easily add multiple bookmarks and show it one by one, you can also show your bookmarks as a story or in a presentation by using View option as the following:

  • As above mentioned, add another bookmark with a new set.
  • Click on the View option in the Bookmarks list to show your bookmarks with a navigation bar.
  • Use the below navigation bar to go next and previous among your bookmarks.

view BookMark in Power BI


Reorder Bookmarks

In the Bookmarks Pane, you can also reorder the save bookmark as you prefer by drag the bookmark up and down as the following:

  • Open your report via Power BI.
  • Go to View Tab > check the Bookmarks Pane option.
  • The saved bookmarks should be shown, drag the bookmark up and down as you prefer.

Reorder BookMark in Power BI


Delete Bookmarks

In the Bookmarks Pane, you can also delete the saved bookmark as the following:

  • Open your report via Power BI.
  • Go to View Tab > check the Bookmarks Pane option.
  • The saved bookmarks should be shown, select your bookmark that you need to delete.
  • Click on Eclipse ‘…’ > select delete to deleted the selected bookmark.

Delete BookMark in Power BI


Conclusion 
In this article, we have explored the Bookmarks Pane in Power BI.
Reference 

Published by me at TechNet: Power BI: Explore The New Bookmarks Pane Feature

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