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What to do with Insights?

  • 1.  What to do with Insights?

    Posted Feb 20, 2019 09:02 PM
    I have been using Quick Insights for a while now and I think they are fabulous as they can provide lots of useful material for the lazy and they give loads of ideas for those of us who are not so creative or even smart.

    I have sometimes imported some data and before doing anything else, I publish it to my workspace and let Quick Insights take a look for me. Lazy? Not necessarily, because I know with a dataset that is at least half interesting, I will learn something useful.

    I will get column charts, scattergraphs, line graphs, donut charts, correlations ... loads of them.

    The question is, what next? What happens when Insights reveals something really interesting but I am unable to copy it or send it to anywhere other than Power BI? Well, I often make a note of the graph or insight and replicate it in Power BI or even Excel on occasion. I might even do that just to learn what Power BI can do and to see how it does it. Once or twice I have been unable to make the graph or insight work, no matter what. Never mind, I've still got the insight in my workspace.

    Overall, I love Quick Insights but you know what I think is the best part of them? The name, Insights: not answers, not the be all and end all, but insights ... things to consider. I like that!


    Duncan Williamson

  • 2.  RE: What to do with Insights?

    Gold Contributor
    Posted Feb 25, 2019 09:19 PM
    Hello Duncan,
    Quick Insights, along with Quick Measures, are some of the PBI features that I want to use more.
    I think both can save time and help me to see more things in my data.

    Recently I got a Row Level Security to work in a basic way.
    It's very useful for setting up one PBI report from a SharePoint Online list so that the contributors to the list see their entries.

    Jerome Scriptunas
    Central NJ PUG