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Issue 1: I have started using On object interaction. But when I click on add data, I am getting this kind of popup where I am not able to select the first data table as shown below.
Issue 2: Not able to see the drill through option. Please look at below screenshots of both the versions (Prior to On object interaction and post Object interaction).
We're working to make the menus easier to use with more options. You could continue to using the menu that comes from the +Add data button, but if you would like to drag and drop like you did previously. You can Ctrl+click the Data icon in the pane switcher. This will open the Data pane with the Build a visual
Drill-through has moved under Page information in the Format pane. You can find it here:
Thanks for trying the preview feature. If you need help or have more feedback to share please let us know.
While we appreciate efforts to make the menus easier to access, like others have said, it does feel like more clicks.
I have an idea, what if the search capability was added to the ribbon instead? Constantly having to go to the viz pane and then search has its challenges and involves a lot of clicking which is why some of us doing use another tool out there. I've come to grow accustomed to using the search but wished it was not based on clicking within the format pane.
- Too many click to find
- Missing format functions (bugs - I tried to change a card name using the option and the title name disappeared)
- Not very intuitive
I tried it, I hate it. I need to see the full visualization pane with all fields AND the full data pane with all fields to choose from. Anything less is kneecapping my work, as a painter I need both the palette (data fields) AND the paintbrush (formatting) to work on the canvas. So the feature is back off and please NEVER make this mandatory.
Separately the right click choices at the side of the visual I might well like, and valued it in Excel. But at the cost of my visualization AND data panes? No, bleep no, and many cuss words ensue.
Unfortunately, I cannot use this feature its a massive step back on the previous visualisation pane navigation format.
It is complicated and takes longer to achieve the same outcome as there are so many clicks and menus to navigate.
Please don't make this a mandatory change!
I had to turn this off. Too many clicks to do accomplish what I want. Need a way to just "pin" the panels, and that method is just turning it off. I wanted to create a drill through, and couldn't figure it out. Searching for PowerBI drill through, guess what I got? 6 years worth of videos and articles that didn't matter because I had this option turned on.
I find this feature difficult to use as I don't have the possibility to pin the Bookmarks and Selection at the same time (which previously wasn't the case). And that is crucial for me being able to build reports.
The problem is that it only opens one panel at a time, you have to use a lot of clicks and open and close panels, nothing productive.
I just experienced the same pain point - managing bookmarks that use selected visuals is extremely difficult using the new experience, where only the bookmark pane or the selection pane is visible at one time. Having these both visible while you set your bookmarks is critical.
Hello Power BI Team,
I have tried the new On-Object formatting for some time now en here is some feedback:
+ I like it when you click on for example a title you as adjust this directly.
- I don't like the on object formatting pane is on top of everything else, this is something very, and I mean very, annoying and leads to a whole lot of extra clicks. This is for me a giant set back form the old situation. For example when I have the pane open en I switch the visual to focus mode the pane is on top of the menu bar and DAX query bar.
- It is not possible to make the on object pane wider so you can read the name of measures and columns with a longer name.
- It would be a great improvement when it is possible to disconnect the formatting pane and move to wherever it is not in the way at that moment. Even better when it is possible to drag it to a second screen if you have it.
I hope this helps you further improve this new feature. Thanks for making is doing great stuff with Power BI 🙂
After 3 month of use the On-object interaction I give it 1 month extra before switch back to the old version. The interaction between the sections is not 100% workable for me. I keep clicking on the visual builder icon which it needed all the time in combination with the data where you can easily drag an drop this is something I miss at the moment.
If I had more options to fix or modify my layout every time I start Power BI Desktop would be nice. When you work on a large screen you can have everything open. Visual builder and format and data next to each other. Also have the visual builder on-object enabled and on the right would be great. When you are in de visuals builder mode you want to switch as fast as possible. Then you would like to use the build visual on the right rather than first click the visual and then the builder.
In the old system, deleting the customised name of a data placed on a visual would return it to it's default value. This isn't the case with the new on object interaction which is a step backwards in my opinion. I also find it much slower to not be able to drag data fields onto the relevant part of a visualisation - the click and search just doubles the time.
The build pane also keeps disappearing even when supposedly added to the "pane switcher"
I share the same impressions. There is still a long way to go before it becomes viable, and even if this happens in the future, I hope that the two options for the user to choose from are maintained.
Going back to previous view. Moving Visuals up to the top of the screen is cumbersome. As a user of Power BI I need to see the pop out Format/Data/Visualization panels in one view on the same side of the screen. I dont like having to constantly move around with more clicks, looking from the Ribbon to the side panels and back and forth. Too many clicks.
Negative: Users need to see the Format/Data/Visuals Panels and work in them without them disappearing on the next click. They dont stay visible when you click on a blank part of the canvas. It would be more user friendly if they would stay visible until I switch them off myself. I think it would be so much better if when I right click on the Pane Switcher to Open in a New Pane, the New Pane should stay on until I choose to switch it off and allow me to pop it in and out. The previous Panels had a simply one-click pop out that allowed the user to pop the Panels in and out. Now we have to do this in 2 clicks by right clicking and then choosing to Open in a New Pane, but it doesnt even stay visible for us. The Date Hierarchy used to be easily switched off and now its nowhere to be seen. I think this will cause a lot of users frustration.
Positive: I like the ability to right click a lot but mainly this involves too many clicks to get to what I want to do. The Data / Format / Build a visual buttons are nice on the View Menu as a method to switch on and off but they dont stay on when you click on a blank part of the Canvas. There is too much to and fro and more complicated than it needs to be. It was much better the way it was in terms of UI. By all means add in new cool enhanced features but stop playing around with where the buttons and commands are please. The quick format Icons are nice on the visual for easy access.
Gave it a try before and after the recent update. It just feels unintuitive, cumbersome and overall just terrible and I'm going back to previous. Being able to quickly change a title is not worth the trade-off.
I LOVE Power BI so please don't ruin it!
Most people here will be saying the things they dislike, but I want to say I really like the ability to change the title of the visual on the object. This is definitely less clicks than the classic way.
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