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Power BI Team

Share your thoughts on the new On-Object Interaction feature (preview)

Hit Reply to tell us what you think about the new On-Object Interaction feature so we can continue to improve.

For example:

  • What changes would you like to see?
  • If you turned off the preview switch, why?
  • Any suggestions for addititional settings or capabilities?


-Power BI team


To read more about the feature, see the announcement in the Power BI Product Blog or our documentation on how to Use on-object interaction


  • Q: How can I open multiple panes at once?
    • A: You can CTRL + click or right click on the unselected pane you wish to open and choose "Open in new pane"
  • Q: Where did aggregations move to?
    • A: It's still on right click of a field, or you can use the new flyout aggregations dropdown while choosing or swapping a field.
  • Q: Where did drillthrough and tooltip page setup move to?
    • A: Drillthrough is now in the page settings of the format pane under Page Information > Page type > Drillthrough or Tooltip.
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Advocate I
Advocate I

Needs a lot of clicks, might be good for excel but for Power Bi is not friendly, I tried for several week  to get used to navigate with this option but not good, going back to previous 

Advocate IV
Advocate IV

OK, so the latest update brought us a pane switcher option, but it still doesn't have all of the panes on it that you could possibly choose from? In the same spirit, the "format" tab either needs to be integrated into the pane or expanded; I find myself trying to access things there that it doesn't contain.

Advocate I
Advocate I

I tried to get used to it but too much click, I don't like it is better the previous display of options, going back 

Advocate I
Advocate I

Tried using the feature - less intuitive, longer duration to build, and overall a pretty bad experience. This would not be welcome if forced. I would prefer to build in Tablaeu than a PBI that forced this kind of usage.

New Member

The names of a lot my measures are very long and often start the same. The fact you can't widden the measures pane when trying to select a feild for a visual is very inconvenent. The only way I can see the full name is if I hover and that slows down my progress a lot. Also not getting the option to see both measures and format pane at the sametime can be a little inconvent at times.

It does save space and that it is a bit more obvious what visual I am editing which I do like. 

Advocate I
Advocate I

Hi Rosie,


As I suffer for a month for my generate additional clicks when I use a huge screen this feature is unuseful compared with a data panel + visualition. It's true that in small screens like tablets this feature is useful but remmember that Power BI Desktop is Desktop oriented for that reason is interesting to mantain both options


      From my perspective a reemplacement is a no go, if it's a choose for the user will be interesting

Advocate II
Advocate II

1) Please don't force this on us. 

2) I used it for 1 week and I found it not intuitive at all.
     - It adds too many clicks.

      - Not having the data pane + the visualization edit pane showing at the same time is a no go for me


Advocate I
Advocate I

If this is what some users are wanting that is fine, but this change is very confusing and not intituative. If the Power BI team is going to keep this approach, i would like to see an option to continue to have the older layout, and if someone wants to use the on object interaction they can. the new on object interaction is very confusing. 

I wasn't a big fan with the initial roll out but after the updates, I think the on-object is improving rapidly and now use it regularly. I'd still like to see the on-object field picker a bit wider to make browsing easier - the tabs to display the fields just pushes the field names out of the visual range. But the ability to swap out fields is really nice and the right-click options make it easier to adjust the fields in a visual with less mouse movement. I've used it quite a bit for the last couple weeks and find I'm moving my mouse much less to go to the right pane to make adjustments.

Frequent Visitor

Where is the option on slicers to "Show values of the selected field"?. This is valuable when working with field parameters.




Ok. Found this option in July. Maybe it was there before but I see it now.




Advocate II
Advocate II

Just add an option to make the panes stickied and the panes then stay on all the time, whatever I do.

I constantly have to click on open in new pane as the panes get closed, whenever I open a new pane or click away from a visual. It drives me nuts.

I completely agree. What should be an improvement is turning out to be a downfall.

Advocate IV
Advocate IV

Finally tried this for a few days and ended up turning it off.  This is an awful user experience.  It added more clicks to accomplish the same task than previous.  Please do not force us to take this on.  Leave it optional.  PLEASE.  I am begging.


EDIT ->  It would be better if we could just leave the panes where and how they are and simply add "On Object" functionality ONLY.  There is no need to change how the panes act/re-act.


Advocate I
Advocate I

Despite all the comments relating to this Ooi feature back when it was first in preview, the feature is still too clunky to use. 


The main problem is that the multiple panes do not stay in place when a report is reopened, or when another pane is opened from the menu. This means that the number of clicks is too many to do simple tasks like adjust visual specific bookmarks or chnage the sync and postion of common slicers.  The extra June updates to this feature e.g. conditional formatting and always showing the switcher are welcome but until the feature can match the productivity of what it replaces I can see a relunctance to swicth to it. 


Please review the full comments from users in previous updates and it would be appreciated if these will be sorted or if not then why. Any other "enhancements" that change the preview feature may offer alternatives but it is not clear where the strategic direction is going with this.  Are we stuck with its inconsistencies?

New Member

Yeah, I really dislike this On-Object interaction. Feels so much less intuitive.



I tried to put the same table column twice in a visualization, as I always do, but the On-Object didn't allow it, even using the new mode. My intention is to put a name and a COUNT of it beside without creating a measure. It was a quick analysis.


I came back to the "old" interface.





Regular Visitor


Hello tiinnovapharma,


Solved: Re: Preview - On-object interaction: Where's the D... - Microsoft Fabric Community


Drill-through is in the format pane under page settings. Please check out the link for more info. Also please consider giving a kudos to the other community member that posted the solution


Thansk for the tip.  Were you able to get it to work?

Even after finding the new Page Type for Drill Through, I cannot get it to work.  I am curious when documentation will be updated.    I tried to turn this OOI feature off but then it would not let me untoggle the "Keep All Filters" option.  😞  I had to reenable OOI, change it back to Standard page, re-disable OOI and then I could create a drill through without keeping all filters.  But maybe there is some other option that goes with this that I can't find?

Same here, link didn't help. Can't find documentation on this either.

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