Creating a Pop-Out Navigation and Filter Bar Using Power BI Bookmarks. 4 Ideas for Sections to Add

In this video, I'll walk step-by-step through the process of creating a cool pop-out sidebar within your Power BI reports.
This sidebar can be hidden away or shown at the click of a button. It's a great way to free up space on your screen and save real estate within your Power BI reports.
I'll cover 4 ideas of sections that you can add to one of these pop-out style menu bars:

  1. Page navigation - make use of the Power BI 'Page Navigator' feature to add a page navigation visualisation. This Power BI feature automatically keep the list of pages displayed up-to-date when you add or remove pages to your report.
  2. Slicers - The filter pane (on the right of reports) allows you to add filters. However, if you want to add slicers into your report but don't want to tie up page real estate then you can add them to this section of the pop-out menu.
  3. One-click filter - A button quickly applies multiple filters at the click of a button. This makes use of Power BI bookmarks and means you don't need to selection each of the filters and their values individually. One click does the job. This example is to filter on the critical maintenance work orders.
  4. Filter reset button - This button will reset all your filters to their default value with a single click.
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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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