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WordDefinition
Content PackA 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-filteringAn 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-highlightingAn 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 fileA 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.
  
DashboardA 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.
DataA set of values of qualitative and quantitative variables, defined as facts and statistics used for reference or analysis.
DatasetA data source used to create visualisations in reports and dashboards.
Drill downThis 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 upAn 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 throughAn 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.
  
EllipsisA series of dots `’ used to represent further options.
  
FilterTemporarily removes unrelated data from a visualisation, report page or report resulting in a clearer view of the filtering condition.
Focus modeA feature that expands a dashboard tile or report visualisation.
  
HierarchyA logical grouping of data that is ordered into category or sub-category relationships, such as a date hierarchy.
  
KPIKey Performance Indictor is a measure that summarises the performance or trend of other related indicators.
  
MeasureAn aggregated numeric field or value that is important to the subject area.
  
PinningThe act of adding a tile to a dashboard.
Play AxisA feature within scatter charts used to represent the values of the scatter chart over time.
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ReportA collection of report pages centred around a particular topic or area.
  
Scatter ChartDisplays relationships between two variables using their X and Y coordinates.
SlicerA 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.
  
TileA 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.
  
VisualisationA way to graphically summarise and display data. In Power BI, the data points within a visualisation are referred to as elements.
  
Group WorkspaceA 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 WorkspaceA collection of reports, dashboards and datasets that belong to and are managed by an individual user.
  

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