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  1. Add expand/collapse feature to column headers

    Vote on this idea if you want expand/collapse on column headers in the matrix similar to what was shipped for row headers in November (https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-november-2018-feature-summary/#expandCollapse).

    382 votes
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      25 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • incremental refresh for Power BI Pro

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

      1,429 votes
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        44 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  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

        2,989 votes
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          58 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • When showing subtotals at the bottom, show the attributes there as well and not on top

          When I choose the option to show the subtotals at the bottom, I expect to see the attribute name there as well and not just on top. This is especially crucial for financial statements, like shown here: https://wp.me/p6lgsG-YC

          An option to toggle between showing attributes at the bottom only or at the top as well would be ideal.

          244 votes
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            7 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Composite models when connected to SQL Server Analysis Services Tabular (SSAS)

            We really love the new feature of 'Composite Models' in the Power BI July 2018 update! This enables us to join custom lists with DirectQuery sources.

            It would also be beneficial if this would also work when connected to SSAS Tabular in DirectQuery.
            This would stronlgy improve the enterprise features of Power BI.

            561 votes
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              34 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Organizing Measures into Categories using Folders

              Adding few measures to your data model in PowerBI could be easily managed, but what about adding tens or even hundreds of measures! Organizing those measure into categories using folders could help a lot.

              To show you what I exactly mean, I will demonstrate the alternative way to create those folders using empty tables:

              1. Select "Enter Data" from the Home ribbon > Change the column name to "Id" and choose the table name e.g. "_Financial Measures" (Create all the tables)
              2. Select "New Measure" from the Modeling ribbon (Or choose any shortcut) > Type and create a new measure…

              464 votes
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                5 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Hyperlink in Visuals

                You should be able to insert a hyperlink field into a visual so when a user selects on the visual, it can take them to the desired page.

                657 votes
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                  16 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  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.

                  2,302 votes
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                    77 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!

                  • Move Measures Between Tables in New Modelling View

                    The new Modelling View was delivered in Nov 2018 and is fabulous. There is already a button to select all measures in a table - great. I would like to then move all the selected measures to another table, either by drag and drop or by selecting the home table in the properties list (just like you can do for formatting).

                    118 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • PowerBI Report - Scheduling and Send by Email on specific date and time

                      PowerBI Report - Scheduling and Send by Email on specific date and time for the particualr users .EX : Salary slip report should get generated on every month of 1 st date at some time for the group of employess.

                      592 votes
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                        9 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Hi everyone,

                        Thanks for your feedback on this. We don’t have this feature in our short term plans, but it’s something on our long term backlog that we’ll consider for a future release.

                      • 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

                        571 votes
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                          31 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  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.

                          843 votes
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                            71 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow 'Search' within slicer filtering for non-text attributes

                            Text attributes can be 'searched' within report slicers. However, integers cannot. For example, if someone wants to quickly find and slice by a Customer Id, it is very cumbersome right now - lots of scrolling. A simple search by Customer Id (as an integer) within the slicer would make it much faster and a better user experience

                            98 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • DAX Query Language Visual

                              I see big value in creating a visual that can display the results of a DAX query. One way this could be deployed is a follows.
                              * Add the new visual to the report canvas
                              * Write a DAX query that returns a table (of course) and add this to the visual
                              * The visual would respect any cross filtering coming from the report just like any other visual.

                              This would give report writers very granular control to display records without having to use a table visual and a measure that triggers the display of the correct records.

                              1,484 votes
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                                11 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • R Script in Power BI Report Server

                                Enable R Script in Power BI Report Server - In the manufacturing environment quality tools are essential, specific S.P.C. (Statistical Process Control). So, for example Quality Control Charts library help us with statistical data analysis in Power BI Desktop, but in Report Services R Script is not enabled. This is an incredible opportunity to delivery assertive information to data customers make their quick decisions based on Power BI RS. In the other post R Visual is not planned, but think fondly in this possibility!

                                86 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Conditional Formatting for Text

                                  It would be great to conditional format a table and/or a matrix based on the cell text, not only numbers

                                  1,053 votes
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                                    51 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Send refresh failure notification email to me for a failed dataflow scheduled refresh

                                    Currently there is no notification option for failed dataflows when they are scheduled to be refreshed.

                                    If it would be possible to have the same email notification that is currently available for dataset refreshes?

                                    59 votes
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                                      under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Dataflows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Python Script in Power BI

                                      It's great that Power BI already has the capability to run R scripts for data transformation. It would be even better if we could run Python script.

                                      2,250 votes
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                                        169 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow proper printing of Dashboards and report pages

                                        The lay-out of printed dashboards and report pages is lost when you print the page. Proper printing functionality is still missing (may 2018). In my humble opinion this should be a priority.

                                        243 votes
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                                          10 comments  ·  Reports  ·  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.

                                          1,013 votes
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                                            under review  ·  24 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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