View a dashboard

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Power BI business users spend a lot of time viewing dashboards. Dashboards are designed to highlight specific information from the underlying reports and semantic models. And Power BI business users rely on that information for tracking, monitoring, answering questions, testing, and more--in order to make data-driven business decisions.

Screenshot of the Sales and Marketing Sample dashboard.

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Open a dashboard

Dashboards can be opened from many locations in the Power BI service. One way to open a dashboard is to select and open a workspace.

Screenshot of the navigation pane with Workspaces highlighted.

If that workspace contains a dashboard, you see the following icon.

Once you identified a dashboard, open it by selecting it and the dashboard fills your Power BI canvas.

On the left navigation pane, view and open dashboards from:

  • Home
  • Browse,
  • Data hub - contains content from across your organization
  • Apps - most apps contain both dashboards and reports
  • Workspaces, including My workspace - if you downloaded any of the Power BI samples or other content or if colleagues have shared content with you.