Creating Reports in Power BI


Course Introduction
Power BI Reports Overview
What Are Reports?
Course Summary
2m 4s

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This Course takes you through how to build reports in Microsoft Power BI. You will learn what reports are and then follow along with guided demonstrations which show you how to create, modify, visualize, and format reports in Power BI.

Learning Objectives

  • Create Power BI reports and visualizations
  • Format visualizations in Power BI
  • Filter and slice data in Power BI
  • Create paginated Power BI reports

Intended Audience

This Course is recommended for anyone who wants to learn how to create reports in Power BI and/or anyone preparing for Microsoft's PL-300 exam.


To get the most out of this Course, you should have an understanding of Power BI models and how to prepare data for Power BI.




Hi everyone. My name is Jake Gardner and I'll be taking you through this course on creating reports in Power BI. I'm an Australian based IT manager for a local managed service provider, where we work as outsourced IT providers to local businesses. I've been in the industry for nine years and have worked with clients through a wide range of industries, from manufacturing to retail, to professional services. Just to let you know, if you have any issues with the course or have any questions, please send us through an email on and one of our team members will be able to help.

So in this course, we are going to cover a fair bit. Firstly, we'll go through what Power BI reports are and how they interact with datasets. Then we will go through how to create a report, choosing appropriate visualizations for the report. Then we will go through how to format and configure the visualizations and how to import custom visualizations. After that, we will get a little bit more technical and go into conditional formatting of your visualization, filtering visualizations, slicing visualizations and adding R or Python to your visualization.

Then we will get into report functions and how to configure report pages, how to design and configure your report for accessibility, configure page refresh values and also how to create paginated reports. There are a few prerequisites for this course. You'll need to have an understanding of how to prepare data and how to model data for use in Power BI. You will need to download and install Power BI Desktop. You can download this from the Microsoft Store if you're using a Windows computer, the App Store if using a Mac or download it directly from the Power BI website. If you want to follow along, I will be using a publicly available dataset which is available in the additional resources section of this course.

About the Author

Jake is an IT manager for a managed services company that works with small- to medium-size businesses and manages their IT. He mainly works with a Microsoft Stack, from Servers to Microsoft 365 & Azure. He also specializes in business process improvement helping businesses to leverage technology to speed up their workflows. Jake really enjoys testing out new technologies and seeing what they can do. Outside of work he enjoys kayak fishing, gardening, and going to the gym.