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  1. SAP

    Connect to SAP BW with single-sign-on via on-premise gateway

    Large SAP BW installations with thousands of users are often accessed via single-sign-on (SSO) e.g. the users windows credentials are used to authenticate to BW. SSO simplifies the user experience and reduces user administration costs. These users should be able to setup on-premise gateway connections that can be used to refresh data sets in the Power BI Service. The connections should leverage that individuals BW roles & authorizations and not require a BW password i.e. automatically associate the Power BI user ID to the associated SAP user ID.

    397 votes
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      38 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Measure Management & DAX Editor

      Anyone who uses PowerBI long enough has had a PBIX with 50-60 measures and it has become time consuming and tedious to mantain. In Excel you can do a quick find/replace to edit several formulas - in PowerBI you need to select each one individually. An "excel-like" interface for editing measures would save a lot of time! This would take PowerBI to the next level regarding productivity. I've prepared a mockup for this as well as a DAX Editor. Let me know what you think.

      Mockup: https://i.imgur.com/z6TBOQb.png?1

      1,595 votes
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        42 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow visual header control per visual

        The March 2018 update introduced visual header control at the report level.

        Since this is currently an 'all-or-nothing' feature, please evolve this so we can control visual headers on a per visual basis.

        444 votes
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          32 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Export Report Server Power BI report to PDF

          Please add the capability to export Report Server PowerBI reports to formats like pdf, word, powerpoint. Some of this functionality exists in the service but please add it to Report Server.

          1,652 votes
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            52 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thanks for the feedback – we have this in our plans for the service and a future release of Power BI Report Server. I will update the status as soon as we’ve started work on this highly requested feature!

          • incremental refresh for Power BI Pro

            Enable Incremental Refresh for Power BI Pro users, not just Premium.

            140 votes
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              7 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • New functionality "Sync Slicers" in Custom Visual visualizations.

              I tested the "Sync Slicers" new functionality and it's a very good option but it doesn't work with a Custom Visual, for example, Chiclet Slicer. Chiclet Slicer is a Custom Visual visualizations widely used and it will be very important that this new functionality work in it well.

              416 votes
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                26 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Subscribe others to emails for reports or dashboards that have RLS

                Power BI now allows users to subscribe others to emails for reports and dashboards. However, if RLS is applied to the dataset this is not possible. This idea will remove this restriction.

                67 votes
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                  8 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Copy/Paste from Power BI Desktop

                  Please allow Copy/Paste functionality from Power BI Desktop. We often need to recreate PBI reports in Excel just so we can Copy tables or charts and paste into PowerPoint or simply email it. Need stronger integration with other Office products. Copy/paste seems so basic.

                  Note: Our company uses PBI Desktop and PBI Report Server (on SQL server) - cloud services are not an option because of Protected Health Information.

                  123 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Report page tooltip on all objects

                    New report page tooltip preview feature in the March update is great.

                    Would be nice if we had the option of adding this tooltip to visuals that previously didn't have a tooltip.

                    For example, I have a card visual. I'd like users to get one of these mini report pages pop-up when they hover over it but as this visual doesn't have a tooltip it can't be used.

                    Would be great if we can do this on other things like shapes and text boxes as well.

                    208 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • ability to rename a query item (field) in a dataset

                      Power BI should be able to propagate changes in fields (eg. rename of 'customer_name' to 'customer_full_name') in a dataset to all the reports using this dataset in powerbi service.

                      This functionality is essential if Power BI is to be used as a Self Service BI tool, which allows users to define their own reports based on the dataset.

                      Currently a change of fieldname will cause existing reports to fail.

                      possible solutions I can think of :
                      1. every query item is identified by an internal id, and every report refers to this internal item id (instead of the item name).…

                      90 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • IntelliSense Should Use Best Practice Column and Measure Naming Conventions

                        There is a clearly defined and accepted best practice for referencing columns and measures in the DAX language.

                        1. Column names should ALWAYS reference the table name.
                        TableName[Column Name]
                        2. Measures should NEVER reference the table name.
                        [Measure Name]

                        This is a fundamental concept accepted by everyone with knowledge of the DAX language (everyone I know anyway).

                        IntelliSense in DAX sometimes follows this convention and sometimes it does not. I have created a short video (40 seconds) showing 3 examples. https://youtu.be/CvaRhKrnHRk

                        There are other places where column names are appended to measure names too, such as inside Quick Measures, and…

                        138 votes
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                          5 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Power BI collaborative development

                          allows multiple developers to work collaboratively on the same PBIX.

                          Idea could be separate back-end (advanced editor) and fron-end (modelling and report design) or allows the possibility to merge more than one pbix.

                          56 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Improve Relationship Drag and Drop Experience

                            In Power Pivot for Excel, when you drag and drop columns to create relationships, there experience is:
                            1. Click and drag source column
                            2. Hover over destination table
                            3. The receiving column on the destination table is highlighted to indicate which column will receive the join.

                            In Power BI Desktop, item 3 above is missing. It makes it ambiguous how the join will be made (and a poor user experience). Please add a visual confirmation to the user which column will receive the join during drag and drop.

                            261 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Data Preparation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Hide Filters pane on Power BI Report Server

                              Is there any possiblity to hide Filters pane in Power BI Report server. We don't want to show the filters been used to external clients in our report for unnecessary discussion on calls.

                              Something like &filterPaneEnabled=false in Power BI Report Server

                              107 votes
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                                6 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Export to PowerPoint with individual image elements

                                Currently, the Export to PowerPoint feature exports one image file per report. Update the Export to PowerPoint feature to support exporting an image per report visual instead.

                                474 votes
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                                  23 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • disable auto time intelligence

                                  Make the "Auto Time Intelligence" feature a global option that can be turned off for all subsequent PBIX files.

                                  48 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Totals in stacked column charts

                                    During several presentations I get questions regarding the total of stacked columns. In the current situation you can select to label all the parts of the stacked column but no grand total. I would like to see the option to add a label to the Visuals which shows the total of the stacked column (this counts for values only). Ideally this total would deviate together with the drilldowns you select, so it stays interactive whatever filters you select or subsets you create on your dashboard.

                                    774 votes
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                                      under review  ·  16 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Row based filter at Page level

                                      Stealing this from Tobias Owen on the Feature Summary Blog

                                      The ability to hide pages is brilliant, thank you! Is it possible to apply Row-Level Security to whole pages so that they can be dynamically hidden for some users but not for others?

                                      267 votes
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                                        7 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Page level audit log

                                        Anyone who uses Power BI and audits its logs will only be able to audit until dashboard level. The idea is to increase the level of detail to page level so that you can know which pages are beeing visited the most/least and by which users. This new information will enable you to modify your dashborads accordingly, enhance them and much more.

                                        118 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • copy data to clipboard

                                          Copy Data to Clipboard should be a simple right-click context menu capability --- as it has been in Tableau for years. Often, user wants data being displayed without going through export to CSV and import into Excel. Just simple copy-paste of data out of visual to clipboard to ... whatever intended ... is extremely useful.

                                          139 votes
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                                            3 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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