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New features in the January 2018 update of Power BI Desktop
Part three of a six-part series of blogs

This month introduces a smorgasbord of small but useful updates, including the ability to hide pages, colour data labels and to set the anchor (from) date for a relative date slicer.

  1. January 2018 updates for Power BI Desktop
  2. Features in preview for the January 2018 update
  3. Showing and hiding pages (this blog)
  4. Changing the background colour of data labels
  5. Changing the areas of a chart assigned to labels and bars
  6. Anchor dates for relative date slicers

For a cumulative list of all of the updates to Power BI Desktop since November 2016 see this blog, or have a look at the Power BI courses that we run.

Posted by Andy Brown on 11 January 2018

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Showing and hiding pages

In Excel you can hide worksheets.  You can now do something similar with report pages:

Hiding a report page

You can right-click on a report page to hide it.


A hidden report page appears in grey:

Hidden page

How the page appears after you've hidden it.


As well as allowing you to hide pages which you're still testing, this also allows you to hide pages which you wouldn't normally want a user to visit (such as those used for bookmarks and drill-through).

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