New features in the March 2018 update of Power BI Desktop
Part four of a five-part series of blogs

By far the biggest new feature in the March 2018 update of Power BI Desktop is bookmarks (so big, in fact, that it gets a summary treatment in this blog and a separate, longer blog all to itself).

  1. Power BI Desktop - March 2018 Update - New Features
  2. Bookmarks
  3. Formatting columns of numbers or dates in a table or matrix
  4. Suppressing display headers for visuals in published reports (this blog)
  5. Features still in preview as of March 2018

For a cumulative list of all of the updates to Power BI Desktop in the last few year or two, see this blog.  Our two-day Power BI Desktop course always uses the latest version of the software.

Posted by Andy Brown on 20 March 2018

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Suppressing display headers for visuals in published reports

So what's a header for a visual?  Here's one:

Visual header

The header is the strip across the top of the visual which allows users to drill down, tile a visual, etc.

You can now suppress this for all visuals in a report (but not, strangely, for individual visuals):

Options menu

Choose this menu option to change the display setting for visual headers.

 

Having chosen the Options menu as shown above, you can now choose to change the Report settings as shown:

Report settings

Tick the box shown to hide your visuals' headers.

Note that you'll only see the effect of this when you publish a report (the visual headers still appear when reports are in edit mode, which is the only state in Power BI Desktop).

I couldn't get this to work initially - I ended up having to delete my report from Power BI Service and then republishing.  Hopefully you will be luckier!

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