Ability to add Feedback or Questions on Dashboard
Would be great if we had a notes area of the Dashboard for people to leave comments or questions about the content on the Dashboard. Same would be true for the PowerView Reports, except have them rollup in the Dashboard area.
Thanks everyone for your support and votes! We’re working on enabling commenting for dashboards and reports in the Power BI service soon. Stay tuned.
It would be key to be able to add comments/start conversations over specific datapoints in dashboards' widgets or reports elements. I think of this as Power BI Annotations since it would enable users to start a conversation about very specific data by placing the annotation directly over the datapoint. It would behave similarly to comments in Youtube videos, where users can decide where to place them and hide or show them. Then for each annotation features such as conversations, links, attachments and so on could be added. This functionality is key for meaningful data analysis in distributed teams.
It would be great. Though it'd be ideal to have this feature activated for Power BI embedded environment as well at the same time.
I want to ensure this feature makes it to Power BI Embedded as well at the same time as other versions of Power BI.
Very important to be able to have a conversation about a report (or even better a data point) so that the collaboration can happen without everyone being online. When you have people from different time zones this is even more important. Also when the next person comes in they can see what discussions have happened. Best if it is on a snapshot (interactive report with slicers set)
Tien Dung Thoi commented
While waiting for the final solution, integrating Power BI with Microsoft Teams makes a nice collaborative sort of setup: it's no pain, and the more conservative customers like it.
Dave Castro commented
Embedding social into analytics dashboards is essential. How about native support for embedding Power Bi into Yammer ?
It would be great if you fused in some functionality from Cortana. Say a senior staff asks a question, Cortana should suggest a answer which you could either verify, alter or discard and enter one manually.
We are new PowerBI users and being able to comment and collaborate are vital to making the product work for us. Has there been any updates to this thread?
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Carlos Letona commented
Besides displaying great information, we need to share comments on the spot.
How can we have this feature rolling in Dashboards and Reports? It is very important.
German Henriquez commented
I imagine the following:
A button in the ribbon called " Start discussion". This button to put a snapshoot of the current view in the beginning of the discussion panel. Then the user who start the discussion has to title the discussion and to write first comment. Then the users who are shared the report have to recieve an email with a notification about the new discussion and invite them to comment too. The email should have a link.
I also imagine an integretion the new tool called "Microsoft Team"
Under review since Nov 2014, Planned May 2016... any update on delivery? Oct 2018?
Shivani Davar commented
I was integrating Microsoft power bi with Facebook to see the likes of a personality. But instead of getting the total likes i the category with ids gets imported.What can be the error
The comments/ feedback / discussion feature creates a 3 dimensional BI platform where its not just "me and the Dashboard", but "Us and the Dash". We all know what the other thinks while subconsciously realizing that we are all engaged.
German Henriquez commented
When a user make a comment in a report o dashboard, It should be notified by email to all user who are shared this dashboard or report.
Or a button to créate a email with de image of the report attached
The integration with yammer is also a good idea, but there are some old user for whom is to hard incorpórate new tools. for this kind of is better and easier to use email yet.
Data Consultant commented
Capture comment, name (or user id) of person making the comment, and date-time of comment. Display in area of report where the report creator has reserved space for this need, and/or allow option for a pop-up of comments when clicked on to save space on report page / tile. Associate comments to the report or dashboard object for retrieval later. Otherwise this tool loses out to other tools... This goes same for Write Back feature too. Users want to enter parameters or scenarios and see how the resulting analysis (projection) changes. That is "BI". Otherwise it is just reporting and fancy visualizations without any real decision support use.
Qurat ul Ain Zafar commented
This feature is absolutely essential. As most people have already pointed out in this thread, what we want is an ability for the user to report his/her questions to the team behind reporting in PowerBI with ease. So the method has to be quick and should be able to save context (which visual was clicked in which report and the email id if the user is using the online service) Please let me know when we can expect it.
Meanwhile, is there a workaround for it?
Important! Feedback/Comments needed not only on Dashboard but also on Reports!
please cover both
Hi I agree with Sanjay,
Comments should be saved in contexts to the filters applied, when entered.
When selecting the comment the filters should be applied in the view.
Meta Data to the Comment should be stored (date/time, user)
Additional Meta Data should be possible to configure (e.g. Reporting Period, Rating etc.)
This Meta data then needs to be analyzable in PowerBI connected to the data it was created for (Ratings, Categories etc.)
This is a very important function to help PowerBI become widely used in our organization, especially when used in Management reviews, where numbers always need to be explained (why under Target etc.) and these explanations need to be documented.
Sanjay Shah, Pune, India commented
The comment stored should be context sensitive. What i mean is that if I have selected a set of filters, then i should be able to save this "view" using a name. The comments should be connected to this name. I should be able to send this "name" to another person and when that person opens the report, the filters based on this "name" are restored and he is able to see the comments and also further comment.