Create Custom Notification Centre in Power BI – Shows Count of Unread Notifications For Current User

In this Power BI case study, I'll walk you step-by-step through the process of creating a custom notification centre functionality in Power BI.

The notification centre will be part of the report. It shows a red circle with a count of the significant events that have occurred since the last time you viewed the report. This is designed to mimic the experience users are used to on their phones or tablets.

You'll then have the option to open a panel to view these notifications. Finally, you'll be able to clear these notifications, just like you would in an app on your phone. This will zero the count of notifications and mark them as read.

The neat thing about this approach is that this will be tailored for each individual user that is logged into Power BI. This means that someone who hasn't viewed the notifications will still see an alert circle and count until they have marked them as viewed. This is just as you'd expect on your phone or tablet.

The case study uses a SharePoint List, Power BI and a Power Automate Flow to achieve this functionality as well are lots of measures. I'll take you through each of the elements and explain how I put this functionality together.

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Jason Davidson

Jason Davidson is the founder of He is a maintenance and reliability engineer who uses Power BI every day to create dashboards that help him and others make better decisions. In his spare time, he likes running and has recently got into photography. He also loves spending time hanging out and larking about with his two daughters.

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