Power BI Desktop | Drill-through and bookmarks exercise | Creating a basic bookmark to move between pages

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Software ==> Power BI Desktop  (29 exercises)
Version ==> Latest update
Topic ==> Drill-through and bookmarks  (2 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Course ==> Advanced Power BI Desktop
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Try to make a report which has a page for each kind of creature. When you click the image of that creature you will see all the animals of the same type:

Bookmarks Turtle Pokemon

Blue for water, green for grass and orange for fire.

Clicking on the blue turtle will show you all the monsters with Type(s) Primary filtered to Water:

Bookmarks Linking buttons images

The buttons can be images or shapes not text boxes.

To get you started look in the above folder to find the three images used. Note the names of the images. Create a page with a table for each:

Bookmarks creatures fire linking

Use a page or visual filter to make each page about only one type. This page is for the fire lizard.

 

When the pages are all created, hide them so that the only way user can reach the page is by clicking the relevant image on the first page.

Bookmarks hidden page

Don't try and hide all the pages. One must remain visible - otherwise how will they get to the hidden pages!

To create the bookmarks make sure you have the bookmark feature turned on in the View tab:

Bookmarks Selection Pane View Tab

If you plan on doing more bookmark exercises, turn on Selection Pane as well.

 

Now choose the first page to create as a bookmark, and choose Add in the Bookmark Pane:

Bookmark water monster link

Leave all the other options ticked for the time being. Name the bookmark after the page.

To apply the bookmark, return to the page with the images. Click on one of the images (in this case the turtle) and look in the Format Image pane:

Bookmarks Link Type Bookmark

Turn the Link option on. Choose the Type as Bookmark and then select the bookmark you just made.

 

Clicking on the turtle should now take you through to the water page we created earlier:

Power BI Desktop Link  Bookmarks

Now repeat this for each of the other images and bookmarks!

If you have time try adding a back arrow which returns you to the first page of the report. Use the type Back instead of Bookmark when creating the Link

Back Bookmark Link

Alternatively you could create a bookmark for the image page and link it to the back arrow.

Optionally save this report as Does this count as a zoo, then close it down.

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