The new bookmark feature looks great. Would be useful if you could have collections of bookmarks for the presentation mode. For example, we have multiple clients that we provide campaign analysis for. It would be useful to use the same base report for these presentations but with the ability to create a group of bookmarks that are specific to that presentation. That way only one report can be used for every presentation and multiple users could have their own set of bookmarks to view a report in the ways that they specifically care about.
I’m happy to announce that bookmark groups are here! Check out the details in our August release blog: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-august-2018-feature-summary/#bookmarks
Kawabata Yoshihiro commented
Nice, and Thank you. the 'Bookmark Groups' feature. 😁
This was in July release in Preview
Great news you started working on this! This one will take the product to a higher level.
Dokta Deaf commented
I come from a Qlik Sense Enterprise background where bookmarks are keenly used by my clients during Executive presentations or to a large audience.
The concept of grouping bookmarks is a sound idea that could either be shared with the Power BI users community, stored as a default bookmark by the Power BI visualisation author or stored for access by the user only.
Like the idea of folders.
Similar to the original post, i have created a "base" file so that I can create the same report for multiple oil/gas development areas, field, business units, etc. Having the ability to group the bookmarks will really clean up the pane and make it easier to navigate throughout the pages. Also if there is some way to easily distinguish which page is associated to which bookmark, that might be useful; as a work around, i am just using standard naming convention.
Also another idea is to have "dummy" bookmarks or selection, almost like folders, so that both the Selectin & Bookmark panes are cleaned up.
We would start using this feature as soon as it is released.
Sanjay Shah, Pune, India commented
Story Telling using Bookmarks.
Bookmarks is a brilliant feature. But as more and more bookmarks get added, this is going to become huge and cumbersome. Also there may be 'multiple' stories to tell. So I feel that there is a need to add a 'Story Group' in which i can add the Book marks. Then I can play a 'Story Group'. This way i can ignore the Bookmarks which I don't want in a story, and I can also tell different stories .
Ivan Bondarenko commented
Agree, would be nice to have this.
Tom Martens commented
this would be really, really helpful to avoid clutter of bookmarks or avoid copies of reports (pbix files)
[Deleted User] commented
Agreed..... this is needed.
Some bookmarks can be created to facilitate "frequent" selections.... while others may be intended to drill down to a particular insight... A presentation may e.g. be created for a specific insight and therefore involve only a subset of the available bookmarks. If you have separate insights to show, each would be delivered with a separate presentation.
Frequent selections and specific inisghts are different purposes that could be separated with the ability to separate bookmarks.
Yes, def. need this. We have a need to hide some info when going to Client presentations, which is easily accomplished now via Bookmarks. However, to go back to default view, you again have to build a Bookmark that shows all info. So since we have bookmarks for both views, it's too easy to go to the wrong view, when cycling through Bookmarks. A PowerPoint like ability to select which bookmarks to hide during a presentation would make the Bookmarks truly useful.