ITS Fall COVID-19 Updates

Power BI is a reporting and business intelligence tool replacing Hyperion.

Sign in to Power BI using the link below with your Middlebury email address and password. You can also use the shortcut go/powerbi

The transition from Hyperion to Power BI is still in progress. As your department’s reports move to Power BI, ITS staff will contact you to let you know they are available.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Power BI does not have a recommended browser. However, if you’re running into an issue where a report doesn’t seem to be displaying correctly or you don’t see all of your report filters, trying a different browser may help.

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When you sign in, Power BI automatically displays your favorites and most frequently used reports, then your most recently used reports. If you don’t see your report there, select “See all” under Shared with me. This will open a list of all of the reports you have access to.

Once you’re in Shared with me, you can change how reports are sorted in the top right. Date (Newest) is the default view, but you can also select Name (A-Z) for an alphabetical sort.

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If there’s a particular report you want to see listed on your Power BI homepage, you can favorite it. When you open the report, select the star icon near the top left.

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If your report has filter options, they appear on the right-hand side when you open the report. The filter sidebar may be collapsed; clicking on the sidebar will expand it. From there, you can select which filters to use.

Your report may also have automatic filters to select from like term code or status. These are also usually listed on the right hand side.

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When you have the report filters in place, select the ribbon icon near the top right. This opens the personal bookmarks menu. Select “Add a personal bookmark,” then name it. If you want this filtered view to automatically open when you open the report, check “Make default view.”

Personal bookmarks won’t disrupt how anyone else uses the report.

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Data export may not be enabled for reports that contain sensitive data in accordance with Middlebury’s Data Classification Policy.

If data export is enabled:

  1. Hover over the data you’d like to export.
  2. A popup menu with several options will show up near the top right-hand corner of the data. Select the three dots.
  3. Select “Export data.”
  4. In the window that appears, select “Summarized data” and then the data format you need.
  5. Select “Export.”
  6. Download the exported file following your browser prompts.
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While we’re in transition, it’s possible that your report has not been migrated to Power BI yet. It’s also possible your report was renamed during the transition. The best person to ask about a specific report is the data steward for that area. They can help direct you to the correct report or request access to a completed report if needed.

 

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The test environment, also called the Midd tenant, is used for developing reports. These reports usually point to Banner Pre-Production and are still in progress. Sign in to the Midd tenant or test environment at go/middpowerbi to test a report. If you’re not testing any reports, you may not see any shared reports when you sign in.

Once a report is complete, it’s moved to production, also called the GMHEC tenant. If you’re just looking to access a report and won’t be doing any testing, sign in at go/powerbi.

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This usually happens if you’re frequently moving between the pre-production environment and the production environment. To avoid this issue, it’s best to use different browsers for pre-production and production. You can also use the same browser with one environment in an incognito or private browser window.

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