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  1. 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.

    378 votes
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      4 comments  ·  Data Preparation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Time Zone Conversion Accounting for Daylight Savings Time (DST)

      We need a way to display data in our local timezone accounting for daylight savings time. The data source stores the dates in UTC but we need reports to show local time. A native and easy way to do this in PowerBI would be a huge help. There are many blog posts and help articles floating around with solutions people have attempted but it's a simple issue that so many users would benefit from having solved centrally by PowerBI itself. Please consider!

      91 votes
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      • Folders for tables

        The ability to group tables into folders / by type for navigation would make the UI much more user friendly & less intimating.

        For example you may have 10 relationship dim tables defining aspects of the risk & 10 others defining aggregated reporting buckets. At present these would appear as a list of 20 separate tables in the UI whereas the ability to put them in 'folders' (like Risk Analysis & Risk Aggregation in this instance) would make a much cleaner UI. Large models with lots of items quickly look clunky.

        37 votes
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        • Metal Band default entity for CDS-A

          Within the CDS-A default Entities, we should have a default item of "Metal Band"

          19 votes
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          • Data Profiling

            Data Profiling similar to what is offered in tools like Talend Data Preparation Tool. You can select a column for example and it gives you quick insights on (Invalid data, empty rows, summary statistics on the column, a frequency distribution of all value sin the column, if the column is an integer data field it will give a nice box plot summarizing the data distribution)

            49 votes
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            • sql for data prepration

              currently once the data is loaded in power bi only way i can manipulate data is by using dax , it would be great is some kind of sql language can be created or sql queries can be used to manipulate data in the prepration layer

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              • Composite Models for Power BI Data Sets

                I often get requests that are derivates of already released reports, but require small tweaks, such as a new dimension to be added to answer. Being able to add composite table to a live data set connection would enable me to more effectively re-use my work, as I wouldn't have to start my project in an already complex pbix file. just a live connection, a look up table an a blank canvas.

                5 votes
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                • stop refresh in data preparation phase

                  Hi Team,

                  Is there any way to stop refresh in each and every step in Power Query. During data preparation, if add any step data refreshes from source for all files merged/appended in that query.

                  We need some feature or button so that once data is downloaded in Power Query, it should not refresh again until we switch on that button. This will enhance the speed in data preparation. Else we have to wait minutes after each is performed. This will help In cases where we cannot see results on small data sets and have to full data even in…

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                  • Elapsed time format

                    It would help a lot if there was a date time format that displays elapsed time. I mean an equivalent of [h]:mm:ss in MS Excel

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                    • sql query for modelling in power bi

                      in the current power bi once we connect the data or import it as tables the only way we can manipulate or create a model is using dax language , it would be better if same can be done using a SQL interface , this would make powerbi usable for SQL experts as well as DAX experts ,

                      3 votes
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                        • Email notification on Data refresh

                          An Email should sent to Recipient once Report data will refresh

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                          • Tooltip on queries in Query editor

                            In the query editor it would be nice to have more information about the query in the tooltip.

                            When writing query in hand it would be nice if the tooltip included more than just the name of the query but also the column names

                            3 votes
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                            • Apps - One Workspace, Multiple Apps

                              Apps are really good and perfect for distributing to particular people/departments within the organization.

                              Although I think that it would be better if for example, the BI Development Team could have one workspace where the reports are published but then able to distribute reports to either one or multiple Apps.

                              This would allow for less duplication of .pbix files and datasets and of course making it easier to maintain reports within the organization and that all are looking at the same data.

                              4 votes
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                              • restore the feature to support counting bit data

                                We have SQL data column with bit type that we use to count the total number of records for a criteria. After I updated to the latest version of Power BI, I can no longer create a report to count the entries. Please fix this regression in the next update.

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                                • Use column name to name step on 'Add Column'

                                  Currently adding a column adds a step labeled 'Added Custom'. This is very generic and not transparent.

                                  Rather using the column name that is added to automatically name the column would make it clear what the step does. Now this has to be maintained manually by the designer.

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                                  • Change formatting in Power BI desktop when using a gateway (Tabular)

                                    When connecting to SSAS Tabular through a gateway the data model in Power BI desktop will automatically inherit the data types and formatting of the calculated measures. This is perfectly fine for 90 percent of the reports one wants to generate. But sometimes you need to change the formats of the measures (in a report you want to change from the standard thousands point (economic value) to only show the value in whole thousands. And by the way - when you want to export the table/diagram with the values (say to Excel) it should export the real values (with all…

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                                    • Role level security should work with measures defined using userelationship function

                                      Currently this is not possible. I have a user table that has many relationships with the main fact table and I have created measures that are defined using the userelationship function. When I apply a role level security on the user table I get a message that the security is not supported when there is a userelationship defined on the table.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Collapse/Uncollapse grouped query folders

                                        Add collapse expand "all" or selected grouped query folders in Query Designer. I build my flows sequentially using the folders, from 1 to 5 queries per folder. Whenever I open the Query designer all folders are expanded.

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                                        • 31st column is not working properly

                                          I cannot use formula on 31st, 32nd column. Ascending, descending is not work too.
                                          Check the video with link.
                                          https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QsN3exYDYzza-T2xpNoojgy2dVbu93ZE/view?usp=drivesdk

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