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Power BI usage statistics

Provide analysis of how our Power BI dashboards/reports are being used:

Hit count, Q&A queries ran, filters applied, common actions etc.

This would allow us to track the importance and use of our reporting and see how different users interact with the data.

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James Snowball shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
completed  ·  Sirui Sun responded  · 

Hello everyone! I’m an excited to announce Power BI usage metrics for content creators! This release allows you to see the metrics for the dashboards and reports that you’ve created, without the need for O365/Power BI admin privileges. To learn more:

> Announcement:
https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/measure-and-magnify-your-impact-with-usage-metrics-for-dashboard-and-report-authors

> Documentation:
https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-service-usage-metrics/

With this release, we are resolving this item as done.

However, we are planning on iterating on the v1 functionality in the months to come. We’ve created the following UserVoice items for these improvements. Please cast your vote below to help us prioritize our investments going forward:

> Usage metrics show the exact e-mail address/names of users who access dashboards/reports
https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/19469269-show-email-address-or-user-name-in-usage-metrics-f

> Dataset usage metrics
https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/19469302-dataset-usage-metrics-for-content-creators

> Usage metrics for Power BI apps
https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/19469335-usage-metrics-for-power-bi-apps

> Usage metrics contains data for >90 days
https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/19469353-maintain-dashboard-report-usage-metrics-data-for

> Improve usage metrics performance
https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/19469380-improve-dashboard-report-usage-metrics-report-perf

> Usage metrics programmatic access
https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/14817480-usage-statistics-via-rest

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  • Mel G commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Is it possible to have a limited version of this available to non-Pro users? Just number of views would be enough.

  • Madan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Is it possible for me (admin) to access these details in a web service using my credentials?

    At present, I can pin the usage report to a dashboard and subscribe weekly report in an email, but if it is an app, users can also view this stat which is not desirable.

    I had rather like to create a separate dashboard/ report that can access data from the reports that I want from one or more workspaces and pull in the required information

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is great. Very useful but I'd really like to know owners of top 10 dashboards and the names of the dashboards in our domains. Someone may have created a great dashboard but I don't have visibility of it. Plus I need to know who is beating me ;-)

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Should also add a feature where it can show when a user last logged in to PowerBI itself, not just a specific report/dashboard.

  • Soren commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Great feature and gives a good overview.
    However as other users have also commented for certain reports it would be beneficial to know who the users are.

  • Atanas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Great feature, it seems, however, it does not give me the full list of persons viewing but only the total count. Since the dashboard is used by multiple teams, we would like to see who actually uses it often. Is this possible with the current capabilities?

  • Mehmet Bakkaloglu commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How can we view these in a chart? Is it possible to create a PowerBI dashboard that gets automatically updated?

  • Hera commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I work for a large organisation (30k+ staff). i am heading up sole dept creating PowerBI dashboards. I have no influence over IT in the corporation. How to find out the usage and views of the dashboards we are publishing?

  • Jared Knutzen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Any update on usage statistics for content owners/creators? I'm in the dark about how many users are hitting my reports because I am not an IT admin. Really need these stats!

  • Fatima Del Carpio commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Would like to see this for content owners and creators. No true Business intelligence tool can be 100% useful if we cannot follow our users and the effectiveness of our content.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Those are critical reports for Admin or auditing purpose, please share timeline for Vietnam market as we can not report the system usage to stack holder since system go-live

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