Enabling Self-Serve Analytics with Q&A in Power BI

Hey everyone,

Today I want to talk about Q&A in Power BI. Imagine typing a question like “what were sales in 2019?” and instantly getting an answer. This is actually already possible to implement in Power BI, and in this video I’ll show you how to set it up yourself.

This seems to be a lesser known feature of Power BI, but it’s incredibly powerful to help enable truly self service analytics in your organization.

Q&A visuals use natural language processing to interpret user questions and generate visuals to answer user inputs. In some situations, using this tool could be the quickest and easiest way to get answers for your end users.

Along with that, just think of all the time Q&A could free up from analysts having to respond to a seemingly endless backlog of reporting requests!

Alright, now that I’ve got your attention, let’s roll on over to my laptop to showcase this feature in action:

 

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