The current version of Power BI visualsation framework does not support access to the previous levels in a drill-down. I.e. you only get access to the current level when rendering. That makes it very hard to develop visualizations such as pivot tables or breakdown trees. Make this possible and I would gladly submit a stable version of my Breakdown Trees :).2,963 votes
We released a preview of a new matrix visual with today Power BI Desktop release. This new matrix can be used as a source of cross-highlighting, has a stepped layout, can be drilled in to /out of hierarchies, and has performance updates.
You can read all about it in our blog post: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-march-feature-summary/#matrix
During the preview we will be adding even more new features, so keep watch each month for more improvements and let us know in comments what else you’d like to see.
Many of the Power BI Community have come from a background of using Power Pivot in Microsoft Excel. Excel had a fantastic way of using built-in conditional KPI icon functionality to add impact and information to table and matrix visualizations. The red-yellow-green circle icon set is valuable as an easy-to-interpret indicator of whether something is on track (or not) against defined goals.
This functionality is glaringly absent from the Power BI Desktop. There was a previous request for tis that has been marked as “completed”, but it’s still missing.523 votes
It would be helpful to be able to print custom visualizations to PowerPoint. Currently there is just a message saying that the visualizations are not currently supported. Even allowing the visuals to be frozen in a picture format would be acceptable. Thanks.459 votes
We started the process of supporting custom visuals for Export to PowerPoint. you can expect some of the more popular custom visuals to be supported soon.
PowerBI needs to have the ability to offer conditional formatting of based on the comparison of 2 or more metrics. For example if metric A = metric B then change the font and highlight color of the cell to red.
If metric A > metric B and metric A < metric C then change the font and highlight color of the cell to green.
This should be unlimited for how many colors can be used. Other BI tools offer this feature.
Note that this is different than what PowerBI currently calls ‘conditional formatting’314 votes
The idea would be that Custom Visuals can be downloaded to a local desktop "library". Then, each time you launch Power BI, all Custom Visuals would be available along with the Default Visuals. Having to import the Custom Visual each time you create a new .PBIX file is a pain!277 votes
It should be possible to create a custom territory in Power BI. Not every Organization uses Continent, Country, State & Province or County for Mapping. Some Organizations want to create customer sales territories which is hugely valuable in getting granular into your Data.
Currently this feature is available in Tableau.
This will also eliminate the use of Location Intelligence software as a counterpart when analyzing data.275 votes
The Gantt Visual should allow greater granularity i.e. include time: Hours, Minutes, Seconds. This should be part of the axis and duration.
An alternative to "Completion" could be an 'actual' input i.e. [Actual Started] and [Actual Ended]. This will show Planned v Actual in a Gantt.158 votes
We now have a great Slicer for dates, which is presented as a Slider, but it would be great to have a similar Slider Slicer for values too.
eg, If I have a field called 'Customer Balance' and want to give the end user the ability to filter down between two values (Customer Balances between 1000 & 10000), then a standard Slicer is not suitable as it just lists the balances. A Slider based Slicer will fill this role.154 votes
Hi everyone. We’re actively working on this and it’ll be available soon! Stay tuned!
On the one hand, custom visuals are great. Thanks to the engaged community we have new visualizations.
On the other hand, those visuals are buggy, unoptimized, not fully integrated, lacking functionality and sometimes of poor visual quality.
Hope the PowerBI team picks up on the shortcomings and improves them or release their own official versions.
Please vote ;)132 votes
We are investing to constantly improve the custom visuals and the platform. performance, reliability, feature-set, etc.
Most visuals are maintained by the community, and we encourage them to improve. recently the custom visuals gallery was migrated to the Office store, where reviews and ratings are available, so I encourage you to go and review visuals and ask for features directly from the developers.
You can also use the dedicated community site to suggest ideas: https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Custom-Visuals-Ideas/idb-p/CustomVisualsIdeas
Have independent controls to include and format data labels when using Line and Column Chart visualizations. This visualization is essential to have data analyses with different value ranges, which means it is likely to have different labeling needs for data expressed in columns than the one used to expressed in lines.79 votes
It would be great to be able to format full rows and not just specific columns in tables.
For example - I have a list of date driven tasks and would like to highlight the entire row where the task is overdue.77 votes
I would like to be able to choose whether or not i want to see subtotals in a table or matrix, to be able to turn them on or off. I know you can do this with totals under general but sometimes i want the grand total but not subtotals.75 votes
Need to be able to change the font size on the KPI tool. A stoplight visualization is needed most, but a set font size on the KPI tool makes it very limited regarding usability and alternate solutions.67 votes
I'd like to be able to define the detail level (hundreds, thousands, millions, etc) and the number of decimal places, (0.##, 0.###, etc) for the values displayed in matrix and table views.64 votes
Add a simple visual that will open another report or dashboard in the workspace, with a "back" button on the secondary report or dashboard. This will allow assignable navigation within the workspace and provide a rudimentary drill through capability. It should also allow a text descriptor for the link.57 votes
Treemaps display hierarchical (tree-structured) data as a set of nested rectangles. Each branch of the tree is given a rectangle, which is then tiled with smaller rectangles representing sub-branches.
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The number formatting should be in accordance with excel. The options available in excel for number formatting is quite brilliant.
I hope Power BI can somehow integrate custom number formatting in the desktop version.
Thank you.52 votes
The minimum dot/bubble size in maps is too big and as a result visualisations are misleading as dots representing very different values can appear the same size (as discussed in the forum under "desktop-Map point sizes almost all the same" where some examples are posted). The obvious answer is for zero values to be represented by single points (with maybe an option for zeros not to be plotted at all)? (I’ve posted this here so people can vote for this to get sorted)50 votes
As custom visuals run in sandbox mode, we are now unable to implement links in custom visuals using anchor <a> tag to link them to third party URLs and making them clickable.
There should be a way to create custom links in Power BI visuals to navigate them to third party URLs.
Creating a KPI custom visual and making it clickable to show more information regarding the KPI.46 votes
This type of visual element does not permit to change the numbers size nor to edit or quit the "tick" or "cross" element attached to the number. It would be great if you add these features to the visual element. At the end of the day, it makes it complete.45 votes
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