Create reports in the Power BI service with new data sources
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|Enabled for||Public preview||General availability|
|Users, automatically||Mar 2024||-|
On the Create page in the Power BI service, you can create reports and find insights quickly in cases where you don't need to do any data modeling in Power BI Desktop. Now, in addition to copying and pasting into the Power BI Create page, you can select tables of data directly from common file types, online services, and database data sources. Power BI automatically creates a basic report so you can get started with analysis or report authoring.
Today, the Create page in the Power BI service lets you copy and paste a table of data into Power BI, and Power BI automatically generates a basic report based on that data. This helps you get started with data analysis or report authoring directly in the Power BI service when you don't need to do any data modeling in Power BI Desktop.
With this new feature, we're adding more data sources to the Create page in the Power BI service, so you have more ways to create reports quickly. New options on the Create page include selecting data from common file data sources, such as Excel, CSV files, and SharePoint, as well as from popular online services and databases. With these options, Power BI automatically generates the report. You don't need to copy and paste the data into Power BI or connect to the data using Power BI Desktop.