What’s in a report in the Power BI app?

Each report in the Power BI Windows Store app is an Excel workbook. The Power BI app displays the workbook as a report with a series of pages. Each page in the report is either an Excel item or a Power View sheet in the workbook.

Excel items

Excel items include:

  • PivotTables
  • PivotCharts
  • Charts
  • Tables
  • Named ranges

The Power BI app doesn’t show actual worksheets—it shows pages for each individual Excel item on those worksheets instead. For example, if a worksheet in a workbook has three charts, in the Power BI app each chart is a shown on a separate page. The workbook creator can decide which charts to show in the Power BI app.

Named ranges are a special kind of Excel item: Named ranges can contain more than one of the other items, along with slicers and timelines. So named ranges bring those items together on one page in the Power BI app, and the slicers and timelines can interact with other Excel items on that page.

Power View pages

Power View pages in the Power BI app are now the same as Power View sheets in HTML5 Preview. Read about the features of both the Power BI app and Power View in HTML5 Preview.

What order are the pages in?

All the Excel items in the workbook are the first pages, followed by the Power View pages. The Excel items are in alphabetical order according to the names they were given in the workbook. The Power View pages in the Power BI mobile app are in the same order as they are in Excel. You can’t reorder any of them in the Power BI app. The report creator can reorder Excel items by renaming them in Excel and then resaving the workbook.

More info

Power BI Windows Store app home page

 
 
Applies to:
Power BI for Office 365