Edit or remove a dashboard tile

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Dashboard owners versus dashboard consumers

When you create or own a dashboard, you have many options for changing the look and default behavior of the tiles on that dashboard. Use the settings and strategies below to design the dashboard consuming experience for your colleagues. Will selecting a tile open the underlying report, a custom URL, or a different dashboard? Maybe you'll add a tile that displays a video or streaming data? And you might even want to create a tile that has interactive slicers. As a creator you have many options.


This video might use earlier versions of Power BI Desktop or the Power BI service.

This article covers the following.


To follow along, open Power BI service (not Power BI Desktop) and download the IT Spend Analysis sample. When the "Success" message appears, select Go to dashboard

Create a new visualization and pin it to the dashboard

  1. From the IT Spend Analysis dashboard, select the "Amount" tile to open the report.

    Amount tile

  2. Open the report in Editing view by selecting Edit from the top menu bar.

  3. Add a new report page by selecting the plus sign (+) at the bottom of the report.

    plus icon

  4. From the Fields pane, select Fact > Amount and Business Area > Business Area.

  5. From the Visualizations pane, select the Donut chart icon to convert the visualization to a Donut chart.

    Visualizations pane

  6. Select the pin icon and pin the Donut chart to the IT Spend Analysis sample dashboard.

    hover over tile

  7. When the Pinned to dashboard message appears, select Go to dashboard. You will be prompted to save your changes. Select Save.

Move the tile

On the dashboard, locate the new tile. Select and hold the tile to drag it to a new location on the dashboard canvas.

Resize the tile

You can make tiles many different sizes -- from 1x1 tile units up to 5x5. Select and drag the handle (in the bottom right corner) to resize the tile.


More options (...) menu

  1. Select More options (...) in the upper-right corner of the tile.

    tile ellipses

  2. Hover over the "Account" tile and select the ellipses to display the options. The options available will vary by tile type. For example, the options available for a live tile are different from options available for a standard visualization tile. Also, if a dashboard has been shared with you (you are not the owner), you will have fewer options.

    ellipses options menu

  3. Select Edit details to open the "Tile details" window.

    Change the title and default behavior of the tile. For example, you may decide that when a consumer selects a tile, instead of opening the report that was used to create that tile, a new dashboard displays instead.

Rename the tile

At the top of the "Tile details" window, change Title to Amount spent.

Tile details window

By default, selecting a tile usually takes you to the report where the tile was created or to Q&A (if the tile was created in Q&A). To link to a webpage, another dashboard or report (in the same workspace), an SSRS report, or other online content - add a custom link.

  1. Under the Functionality heading on the "Tile details" window, select Set custom link.

  2. Select Link to a dashboard or report in the current workspace and then select from the dropdown. In this example I've selected the Human Resources sample dashboard. If you don't have this sample already in your workspace, you can add it and come back to this step, or you can select a different dashboard.

    Functionality dialog

  3. Select Apply.

  4. The new title displays on the tile. And, when you select the tile, Power BI opens the Human Resources dashboard.

    tile title

Pin the tile to a different dashboard

  1. From the ellipses dropdown menu, select Pin tile pin icon.

  2. Decide whether to pin a duplicate of this tile to an existing dashboard or to a new dashboard.

    Pin to dashboard dialog

  3. Select Pin.

Delete the tile

  1. To permanently remove a tile from a dashboard, select Delete tile delete icon from the ellipses dropdown menu.

  2. Deleting a tile does not delete the underlying visualization. Open the underlying report by selecting the "Amount" tile. Open the last page in your report to see that the original visualization has not been deleted from the report.

Next steps

Dashboard tiles in Power BI

Dashboards in Power BI

Basic concepts for designers in the Power BI service

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