I have designed number of reports using Power BI desktop and uploaded them on PowerBI portal. My most of the reports have charts having drill-down feature. They work seamlessly and quite well. However, whenever a user opens any report through the PowerBI site, the drill-down is disabled by default, and user has to manually enable drill-down (by clicking on "Turn on drill-down" button). How can I publish my reports with drill-down enabled by default?
Has this been added yet?
I'm using the new field parameters with a drilled down matrix table. It takes away the drill down every time I use my field parameters in a slicer.
So id love to figure out a way to lock or make my certain drill down as the default...
I had the same challenge. And while we wait for the development team to tackle that, I put a button on top of the bar that the user is supposed to click (with a magnifier icon and an appropriate tooltip) and defined the action to go to a bookmark that I saved in the drilled visualisation. works well.
You may not find that option while creating dashboard in desktop application. But once you publish, you can navigate to your reports page(app.powerbi.com) and click on your visual, click on explore option, click drill down on. This will turn on drill down to that visualization. While presenting the deck or dashboard, no need of clicking arrow to activate drill down any more it will get activated by default.
This did not work. Where is the "Explore option"? Do you have a screenshot? I went to my app.powerbi.com, and went to the report and clicked drill down, but when I refresh the report in sharepoint, the Drill Down option defaults to off. If you can indeed get it to default to on, please provide more information, thanks!
I can confirm the behavior. It is impossible to save the status of the 'enable drill down' button in a report. Regardless of the status at save time, the functionality is always toggled off in reports accessed later.
This is confirmed in both the Desktop and Service report interfaces.
Make sure you send feedback through the feedback menu item about this behavior. Also feel free to submit it as an idea on this community site. Those are the official bug report and feature request media. The forum, while viewed by Microsoft employees is not the official avenue for these items. It's great to post here to share findings with other users, though, so thank you.
I know this is an old conversation, but came across it as i have the same frustration. For anyone else needing this functioanlity, there is an Idea you can vote on here:
Check out the November 2023 Power BI update to learn about new features.
Read the latest Fabric Community announcements, including updates on Power BI, Synapse, Data Factory and Data Activator.
130+ sessions, 130+ speakers, Product managers, MVPs, and experts. All about Power BI and Fabric. Attend online or watch the recordings.