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  1. Export to PDF via Power BI Embedded API

    The export to PDF feature of Power BI Desktop is awesome. Could we have this PDF support option via the embedded API to generate PDFs into a network location? Say, an UNC path. This would be fantastic for bespoke applications!

    505 votes
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  2. Extract comments from API

    With the newly released functionality of commenting for reports, it would be great to be able to retrieve these using the API in order to create summaries or overviews of the comments in a separate report.

    19 votes
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  3. "Import" REST Api call doesn’t work when Importing PBI report consuming existing dataset and with cross tenant

    "Import" REST Api call doesn’t work when Importing PBI report consuming existing dataset and importing with cross tenant account. I have already raised a MS Support ticket (119012526003971) but got response that its not possible at present and need to raise a new idea.
    Scenario:
    • Create Report in Dev Env.
    o Create PBI report (e.g. mypbireport1.pbix) using Powerbi desktop and AAD account (e.g. abcdev@test.com), which is connecting to external Datasource and then publish to a workspace e.g. devws. It creates dataset in Powerbi service with name as mypbireport1. (we can use either PBI desktop or Powershell REST API…

    16 votes
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  4. Use REST API to export report to PowerPoint

    Hi,
    Now that PowerBI Team has made possible to export reports to PowerPoint (GREAT JOB!), it would be awesome to be able to call this function through REST API to an embedded frame. Thanks!

    15 votes
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  5. Microsoft Word POWER BI Add-on

    Other than the Devscope Power BI addon which does not work the way I expected, Can Microsoft provide a POWER BI Add-on which allows us to insert or copy a particular visual into the word document? I'd like to copy paste a particular chart/graph from power BI web/desktop like we can copy graphs from Excel into Word. I tried to export the Power BI report into a powerpoint file but since we have over 15 pages in this PBI Report this was not allowed.

    Surely Microsoft can provide this integration between their own products?

    I have been using Snagit to…

    97 votes
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  6. Export Power BI report template using PowerShell script

    Export Power BI report as PBIT using PowerShell or C# to automate the process. Power BI is currently supporting manual process to export PBIT files. However, it is tedious process when you have 100s of reports scattered on multiple workspaces.

    8 votes
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  7. Embed a Power BI App (with new app navigation)

    The ability to embed a Power BI app is required. This is not a Workspace app, but the separate apps on the side which consolidates different reports and dashboards with the new app navigation.

    It currently is possible to embed reports and dashboards, but it is not possible for a published app. We would like to utilise the new app navigation in our organisation's web portal after embedding the entire app.

    5 votes
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  8. Embedding Q&A experience for multiple datasets

    Power BI Embedded service supports embedding Q&A for a single dataset in the Power BI workspace at a given point of time. However, it does not support embedding Q&A on multiple datasets simultaneously. Would be really helpful if this feature is enabled/developed.

    12 votes
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  9. Row level security (RLS) - automate maintenance

    Given that there is a significant focus on Enterprise features in Power BI, I am surprised that there is not automated solution for row level security (RLS). For datasets that don't use underlying database solution, it is a very manual activity to mange RLS.

    It would be good to have a solution to automate the activities for Row Level security

    - Adding users (including bulk upload)
    - Removing users (including bulk upload
    - Extracting the list of existing users along with the role

    I think the options could be:

    - Rest API
    - Sql Server Management Studio
    - CSV download…

    3 votes
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  10. Custom Python Library in Power BI

    It would be great to have the ability to use our own custom python library inside PowerBI web. This helps improve code readability and shorten script code console.

    At the moment we can install our own library and can display in Power BI Desktop, but published this visual will give an error.

    It's great to have the ability to install our library from git to PowerBi web.

    11 votes
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  11. power bi embedded printing

    For Power BI Embedded, i would like to see a facility to print a dashboard page (not the whole report) to PDF.

    My user group regularly asks about this. Using Snipping Tool is not really good enough.

    My dashboard has 20 pages so printing the whole report to PDF would not work.

    30 votes
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  12. Embed the real time reports of power Bi to Power Point

    Currently, Power Bi allows you to embed reports into web. But it would be really useful if Power BI embed gives you the option to display real time reports (Live reports) from web to power point.

    5 votes
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  13. Limit paging changes in Edit Mode

    Allow hiding of the page navigation tabs for an embedded report in Edit Mode, or otherwise prevent the adding, moving, or removing of pages while allowing other kinds of edits.

    This would allow application of page-level JavaScript filters to be applied to the appropriate pages, and keep other programmatic page-based logic from becoming out-of-sync with an editable report.

    2 votes
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  14. Refresh API

    There are quite a few features that would be nice to be consolidated into a refresh API update. Top three:

    1. Configure refresh schedule from API
    2. Retrieve refresh schedule from API
    3. Turn on/off refresh schedule from API

    Retrieving the refresh schedule along with the refresh history will allow for schedule optimization in a premium environment.

    10 votes
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  15. Error message is missing from API refresh history

    The API to get refresh history does not include the error message for failed refreshes. If you look in the service and view the history you'll see something like this:

    Underlying error message: AnalysisServices: The connection either timed out or was lost.

    or this:

    Underlying error message: AnalysisServices: Server: The operation was cancelled because of locking conflicts.

    (both very helpful)

    However if you pull the refresh history from the API you only see this (the exact same message) for both failures:

    'serviceExceptionJson': '{"errorCode":"DM_GWPipeline_Gateway_MashupDataAccessError","errorDescription":"-2147467259."}

    (not very helpful)

    We need the 'Underlying error message' to surface in the API.

    2 votes
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  16. Expose sharing information for Reports and Dashboards in PowerShell and REST API

    We would like to gather data on who has access to our reports and dashboards, especially when they are shared externally. In Powershell, the Workspace object has information on Admins and Members. But Report and Dashboard objects do not have any information on who it is shared with.

    2 votes
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  17. Rest API Apps list and specific App contents (reports, dashboards, users)

    I've been using the Power BI REST API to get the list of reports/datasets/dashboards/tiles/members/etc.), but don't see any option to get the list of Apps and the contents of a specific App (reports, dashboards, app members).

    Please add this to the REST API!

    We really need the Apps list and app contents (reports list, etc) and security information (members that have access to a specific App).

    Thanks!

    33 votes
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  18. Allow filters in the url for an embedded report

    Right now it is possible, to open an report through an url filterd by Attributes in the link (add ?filter at the end of the url). This is not possible for a link to an embedded url.

    Please add the same filter function from the standard url to the embedded url.

    1 vote
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  19. Ability to select data and pass it to an external API from the powerBI dashboard (Actionable dashboards)

    Lets say you have a map of the US diabetic patients, you drill down from state to city to a county in california.
    How about selecting this chart (members) and passing the data through an API to another application?
    This could be huge.
    The other application could assign free gym memberships to all the identified members for example.

    This way, you tie actions to insights.

    You can do this by either exporting data or exporting the filters (queries) that were applied to get to that viz.

    1 vote
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  20. PBI Embedded Playground - improvements

    Few suggestions:
    Add generate token in group functionality as per https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/rest/api/power-bi/embedtoken/reports_generatetokeningroup#code-try-0

    GetPage currently returns a different name e.g. "Report Section - Page 1" but embed pagename property does not find this page it is actually "ReportSection" as per the PBI URL

    Make the parameters sticky between examples would make test embedding own reports much easier. Have to re-enter own report id and token for each example

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