Power BI Usage Metrics – A quick start

I had previously written a post on how you could go about building your own Power BI usage metrics solution. However, if you would want to get started on your own custom  usage metrics very quickly, there is a way.

Here are the steps on how you could quickly get started:

  1. Open up your favorite report or dashboard on the Power BI portal, and click on the  Usage Analysis button, which would bring up the usage analysis report:

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  2. Then all you have to do is save a copy of the report from the File menu:

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  3. You can now edit the report and make it look the way you want it to, including using new fields from the usage metrics data set, as if you would work with any other Power BI report.

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If you need to go for a more complete usage analysis solution, then you could use the method described in my previous post: Report and Dashboard Usage Metrics in Power BI.