Discover report and data analysis content easily


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Enabled for Public preview General availability
Users by admins, makers, or analysts Jun 2024 Jun 2024

Business value

End users can now discover report and data analysis content, including queries, reports, and Power BI pages, by using navigational search (Tell Me) or the new report explorer page. This feature minimizes the effort it takes to find report and data analysis content, making it more accessible and user-friendly.

Feature details

Business Central comes with many options for reporting, business intelligence (BI) dashboards, and data analysis. This release makes this content much easier to discover through search and a new report explorer page.

In the search experience, we include the title and description from teaching tips (if defined by the developer), so that users can better decide whether the report, page, or query is what they're looking for to solve their analytics need.

The role explorer has explanations on all entries, so that when you hover over a report, page, or query, you'll find:

  • The title and description from the teaching tip (if defined).
  • You can open the report, page, or query in a new browser tab without closing the explorer view.
  • An icon that helps you decide whether this is a report that delivers Excel or PDF files, whether the page is a Power BI report, or whether the query supports data analysis.