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Microsoft has updated its Power BI business analytics service with the addition of View Related Content Pane feature. This feature will let Power BI users to easily jump between related dashboards, reports and datasets, which means you get faster results in few clicks.

As you know, all Power BI content you create is deeply interconnected. Reports are built on datasets. Reports visuals are then pinned to dashboards. In turn, those dashboard visuals link back to reports. The view related content feature provides a lightning fast way to view and jump between those connections. Because of this, we believe it be one of the most powerful navigation tools that we’ve ever released.

How to enable View Related Content Pane feature in Power BI

Go to Settings >> General >> Preview features and enable the new navigation preview.


Navigate to a dashboard that you have edit access to and select View related at the top right.


The Related content pane will appear. For this dashboard, it shows all the reports that have visuals pinned to the dashboard. It also shows all the datasets that those reports are built on.


From this pane, you can take direct action on the related content. As you can see, Northwind Financials dataset is encountering refresh issues. We can see the last refresh times at a glance, and trigger another on-demand refresh, without ever leaving the page.

The view related pane is also available on reports and datasets.

  • For a report, the pane will show the dataset that the report is built with, and the list of all dashboards that have visuals pinned from the report.
  • For a dataset, the pane will show all reports that were built using the dataset, and all dashboards that were built from those reports.

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