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MikeSolvesBI
Helper II
Helper II

purpose of pinning visuals to a Dashboard

Hello,

What is the purpose of Pinning a Visual Tile to a Dashboard?

 

Am I correct that after the Visual is pinned it will no longer be updated?

 

Thank You,

 

Michael

 

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djurecicK2
Super User
Super User

Hi @MikeSolvesBI ,

 The main difference between reports and dashboards is that you can pin visuals from multiple reports to a single dashboard. The dashboard typically refreshes within 15 minutes of the dataset refresh. Here is some additional information: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/create-reports/service-dashboards

 

Dashboards also support data alerts for certain visuals:

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/create-reports/service-set-data-alerts

 

 

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v-binbinyu-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @MikeSolvesBI ,

A Power BI dashboard is a single page, often called a canvas, that tells a story through visualizations. Because it's limited to one page, a well-designed dashboard contains only the highlights of that story. Readers can view related reports for the details.

Advantages of dashboards:

Dashboards are a way to monitor your business and see all your most important metrics at a glance. The visualizations on a dashboard can come from one underlying dataset or many, and from one underlying report or many. A dashboard combines on-premises and cloud data, providing a consolidated view of data.

A dashboard isn't just a pretty picture. It's highly interactive, and the tiles update as the underlying data changes.

You can pin many kinds of tiles to dashboards:

Datasets in import mode and composite datasets that combine import mode and DirectQuery mode don't require a separate tile refresh, because Power BI refreshes the tiles automatically during each scheduled or on-demand data refresh. 

For more details, you can read related document: Intro to dashboards for Power BI designers - Power BI | Microsoft LearnData refresh in Power BI - Power BI | Microsoft Learn

 

Best regards,
Community Support Team_Binbin Yu
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djurecicK2
Super User
Super User

Hi @MikeSolvesBI ,

 The main difference between reports and dashboards is that you can pin visuals from multiple reports to a single dashboard. The dashboard typically refreshes within 15 minutes of the dataset refresh. Here is some additional information: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/create-reports/service-dashboards

 

Dashboards also support data alerts for certain visuals:

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/create-reports/service-set-data-alerts

 

 

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