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  1. Use the filter name from the URL

    We should be able to use the filter name as shown in the UI as-is in the URL (even if the name differs in the underlying db table).

    15 votes
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      0 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Power BI NodeJs SDK

      Give SDK in NodeJS to help calling Power BI Rest APIs.

      Github: https://github.com/Microsoft/PowerBI-Node
      This github is not updated to match the new APIs in new swagger. updating it will be helpful.

      46 votes
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        8 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow setting connectionstring for imported mode via API

        Curently you can set the connection string via 'SetAllDatasetConnectionsInGroup' but only for direct query datasets. Unless this works for imported mode, I don't see how we can make SAAS offerings using imported mode.

        8 votes
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          1 comment  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Pass parameter values to embedded report

          Allow the host application to pass in a value to be applied to report parameter(s) prior to running and displaying a report. This would allow, say, a customer ID field to be assigned to a parameter ensuring only data relevant to that customer is retrieved.

          Whilst this could be achieved via a URL filter, this is not considered a sufficiently secure option in our use case.

          17 votes
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          • Export to Excel from PowerBI Embedded

            Please provide the ability to export PowerBI Embedded reports to excel. The same functionality that exists on PBI Service.
            It is important to also increase export limit.

            93 votes
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              under review  ·  3 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Multipages reports, export to pdf and other API issues

              1. I have multipages report (with 10 tabs). I want to print them, export to pdf,excel,word,powerpoint via API.
              2. I want to add custom styles to Iframe.
              3. I want folders organized in power bi web. I have 146 reports. And it is mess.
              Thanks.

              7 votes
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              • Full Screen mode for the Power BI SharePoint web part

                The Power BI Sharepoint webpart is missing an "Enter Full Screen Mode" button.

                16 votes
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                • App Workspace Security

                  We need to be able to secure App Workspaces based on group security. If we expect to use premium as an enterprise to share reports via sharepoint we don't want to key in over a 1000 users to enable it.

                  5 votes
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                  • Bookmarks in Power BI embedded

                    Per today you cannot show the bookmark pane in embedded power bi reports. It would be good to have the option to
                    1) show the bookmark pane in embedded (like with the filter pane)
                    2) An extension to 1 would be to retrieve bookmarks and set them programatically to the report. As the filter / bookmark pane is not that goodlooking in an embedded report as i power bi service.

                    12 votes
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                    • Send parameters from javascript to report

                      Hi, is very important send parameter from javascript to report in power bi.

                      Now, i can´t execute stored procedure with parameter. In my desktop don't have a problem, but from javascript not exist way!!

                      Hopefully make this.
                      Regards,

                      Karina A Gonzalez

                      3 votes
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                      • Delete a dashboard via the API

                        The API allows creation of a Dashboard in a workspace, but not deletion. Nor can I remove tiles from an existing dashboard. The PowerBI UI can do this, but appears to use a private API that accepts an integer ID that I don't have access to.

                        As a workaround the only thing I can do is delete and re-create the entire workspace. But that's no good because it will destroy other things in the workspace that I'm not supposed to be changing (I only want to programatically control some of the dashboards in the workspace).

                        4 votes
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                        • REST API - Return visuals used by a report

                          This would use the ReportId returned by the API, to list the visuals used for a given Report.

                          This would allow admins to programmatically check which visuals were used in reports. This would be especially useful in the case of Custom Visuals and checking against the list of Certified Custom Visuals.

                          5 votes
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                          • Programmatically Export Dashboard to PNG Options

                            Although there is ability to embed a report in a webpage, but I am in a scenario where it would be helpful to programmatically extract Dashboard/Report Pages. What I am looking for might have a workaround that would just work, nevertheless having APIs would add more flexibility.

                            12 votes
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                            • Enable power bi audit through powershell

                              There should be a PowerShell / REST API option to enable power bi auditing or it should be enabled along with the unified auditing.

                              2 votes
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                              • Ability to update data source connection string in a pbix file

                                Currently, the API allows to update data source details for a report on the SSRS portal. However, the data source details in the pbix file uploaded remains unchanged. Only way to fix this is by opening the pbix file using “Edit in Power BI Desktop” option and re-saving the report with the new connection details. Need an ability to update the data source info using the API.

                                11 votes
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                                • Automation of Power BI Embedded Capacity Pausing

                                  It's great that we can now provision Power BI embedded capacities in Azure, with the option to scale and pause them in the portal. However we really need to be able to automate scale-out and pause/start of these resources. Please make PowerShell cmdlets available to allow this.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Allow embedding a report using the phone layout (or a new responsive layout )

                                    A typical website nowadays is responsive, but Power BI reports are not. Embedding them in a website might lead to a bad user experience on mobile devices. Embedding reports using the phone layout (or a similar responsive layout) would be great for use cases where mobile devices are targeted from the website.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • get workspaces

                                      GET /workspaces - we need the ability to retrieve the list of workspaces

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                                      • Enhancement required to connect restapi data sources

                                        Enhancement required to connect restapi data sources:

                                        1. Currently we can use rest api queries using blank query or web advanced query
                                        2. However with restapi we can query single data items at a time
                                        3. with above said if we need to query multiple rest api data sources with the single input under same URL will be benifit
                                        4.in case of api token expires, its easy to modify a single data set and update the token to refresh entire API's under same set
                                        5. otherwise we need to add new token by editing all the data sets.

                                        ex..,
                                        https://app.powerbi.com/api/v1

                                        1 vote
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                                        • PBI Embedded: Control visual columns programmatically through API

                                          We need some API method to allow modification of the PBIX file directly, to hide columns/tables and change the data fields used in visualizations.

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