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Aggregate

Aggregate information or charts contain high-level information, summarised for groups of data units. They tend to reveal an overview of examination results, ages, value-added information or statistical information relating to communities.

Content Pack A content pack is a collection of datasets, reports and dashboards that can be loaded into a user’s Power BI workspace. Each content pack is focused on a particular subject, such as student performance or student enrolment.
Cross-filtering An effect which is applied to visualisations on a report page when a particular element is selected. Cross-filtering automatically filters out unrelated data in other visualisations on the report page.
Cross-highlighting An effect which is applied to visualisations on a report page when a particular element is selected. Cross-highlighting automatically contrasts related data in other visualisations with the selected value.
CSV file A CSV (comma separated values) file is a text file which uses a method of data storage where each value on a row is separated by commas.
Dashboard A dashboard is a summary page comprising a collection of tiles from one or more reports. These tiles are either a single visualisation or report page that best summarise the underlying report.
Data A set of values of qualitative and quantitative variables, defined as facts and statistics used for reference or analysis.
Dataset A data source used to create visualisations in reports and dashboards.
Drill down This action allows viewing of more granular information and is the act of moving down one level in a hierarchy. For example, from category to sub-category.
Drill up An action that allows viewing of less granular information and is the act of moving up one level in a hierarchy. For example, from sub-category to category.
Drill through An action that navigates to the underlying report of a dashboard tile by clicking on it. It can be used to quickly navigate to the related report for further analysis.
Ellipsis A series of dots '’ used to represent further options.
Filter Temporarily removes unrelated data from a visualisation, report page or report resulting in a clearer view of the filtering condition.
Focus mode A feature that expands a dashboard tile or report visualisation.
Granular Granular information or charts contain information at the individual level (for example students or staff) and often may include personally identifiable information such as names.
Hierarchy A logical grouping of data that is ordered into category or sub-category relationships, such as a date hierarchy.
KPI Key Performance Indicator is a measure that summarises the performance or trend of other related indicators.
Measure An aggregated numeric field or value that is important to the subject area.
Pinning The act of adding a tile to a dashboard.
Play Axis A feature within scatter charts used to represent the values of the scatter chart over time.
Power BI A Microsoft cloud-based business intelligence tool to analyse data and share insights.
Report A collection of report pages centered around a particular topic or area.
Scatter Chart Displays relationships between two variables using their X and Y coordinates.
Slicer A slicer, when a value is selected, removes unrelated data from all visualisations within a report page. A report page may have multiple slicers which can be applied at the same time.
Tile A tile is a snapshot of a visualisation or report page, pinned to a dashboard. Special tiles used to display images, text or videos can be added within a dashboard.
Visualisation A way to graphically summarise and display data. In Power BI, the data points within a visualisation are referred to as elements.
Group Workspace A collection of reports, dashboards and datasets that belong to a group, rather than an individual. This allows members to collaborate, share, communicate and access the data contained within the common workspace.
My Workspace A collection of reports, dashboards and datasets that belong to and are managed by an individual user.

A symbol which indicates an area can be expanded.

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