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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.

    177 votes
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    • 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!

      12 votes
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        • File size greater than 1GB

          The ability to use big data would be instrumental. We have data files (.csv and .txt) that are > 30GB, and are interested in testing the import of those using Power BI to see if/how the efficiency increases.

          6 votes
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          • Improve M query editor to highlight code and show tooltips

            Improve M query editor to highlight code and show tooltips. This will help to write M code much more easily. Tooltips on syntax per each function would be very helpful as well. Additionally add dropdown for objects to show available functions.

            For instance, you press Table then dot, then appearing list of functions (Column, PromoteHeaders, TransformColumnTypes etc.) with autocomplete.

            4 votes
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            • Fill Right or Fill Left

              In the query editor, there is a way to "Fill Down" or "Fill Up" in a column. It would be useful to have a way to Fill-Right or Fill-Left across a row.

              7 votes
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              • Auto-generate lookup tables

                I find myself having to create lookup tables pretty regularly to combine multiple tables that share a common dimension. I don't see why Power BI couldn't auto-generate distinct value lists to act as lookup tables on the fly when I try to create a relationship between two tables on a given field. It's always as simple as Union + Remove Other Columns + Remove Duplicate Values.

                3 votes
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                • Naming Applied Steps

                  Need the ability to annotate or rename Applied Steps to make it easy to quickly identify why a particular step was created.

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                  • Calculate based on the value of the prior line

                    Is it possible to create a colunm based on the prior line? For exemplo like we do in Excel:
                    if (A1 = A2;"YES";"NO")

                    2 votes
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                    • Offer to allow the "Fields" to display in the order they appear in the data source

                      Offer to allow the "Fields" to display in the order they appear in the data source, like Excel does with Pivot Table Field lists.

                      1 vote
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                      • time

                        Can you please make Time values function like they do in Excel? The ability to Add/Subtract, etc. Also the ability for it to recognize time values greater than 24:00:00.

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                        • how query is shaped bcoz of DAX

                          In Power BI we should have a facility that for every DAX functions/Filter when actually the query is fired at DB or File, we should be able to get the log(how the query is shaped bcoz of DAX) of the query. Because many time DAX functions are not clear and this log will help us to analyze what is happiening and debugging n rectifying becomes easy.

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                          • Reference to previous row

                            Reference to previous rows in Power Query can be critical in some cases where source data is sorted and values aggregate in an upper row.
                            By now, I managed this issue by index columns and joins, but the query loads pretty long.
                            A out of the box function for row references with better performance would help in this case.

                            1 vote
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                            • TopN Filter for Page Level and Report Level

                              Currently, if I want to filter my entire report by the Top N items, I have to apply the Top N filter to each and every Visualization that I create in the report. I would like to be able to add a Top N filter to the Page or Report Level, then the affected Page or Report would only contain data from the items that were selected with the Top N filter.

                              10 votes
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                              • Create a RangeIndex column when bucketting with Column from example

                                The bucketing feature based on example (10 to 20...etc) is a great enhancement. A useful improvement to this feature would be to also automatically add a rangeIndex column based on the same principle. This column could then be used to sort the Range column in the data model. Otherwise, ranges may be displayed in the wrong order in visuals or pivot tables.

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                                • Measure Management - Dynamic mapping

                                  Having a dynamic mapping, ideally done in the query editor, so that a dashboard designed for a particular data set can be fully or partly reused for another data set that has different measure names and potentially not all of measures.

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                                  • PowerPivot KPI

                                    Allow KPIs definition (Value, Goal, Indicator) in Power BI
                                    It is supported when you import from Excel PowerPivot KPIs, however cannot be created/modified within Power BI.

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                                    • User Experience: Edit data in "Enter Data" table

                                      The "Enter Data" function is very useful but, alas, not very flexible for business users. It would be great if a functionality could be added whereby by "the click of a button" the "Enter data" table could be accessed directly (without having to go trough the Edit Query/Source route) to allow for changes in the data input. This would allow for much more flexibility and a simpler user experience (to adapt to changing financial conditions, for example, where rebates or discounts used for calculations can vary in time).

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                                      • Aggregation of measure for different date dimensions

                                        There is a need to aggregate a measure for different date dimensions. Today we are required to create a separate measure for every such instance. e.g. Sales basis users joining date or sales basis opportunity close date or sales basis opportunity created date.

                                        In order to achieve this we are required to create multiple measures. It would be great if we have a standard Calendar available and we are only required to link the dates to the Calendar and the standard sales measure.

                                        5 votes
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                                        • Disable Rerun of All Previous Steps in Query Editor Preview

                                          An option whether to rerun all previous steps would save time when nothing has changed from previous steps. Currently, if queries become complicated with multiple sources, it can take up to 5 minutes for preview to refresh before allowing further edits in Query Editor. Since none of the previous steps changed, this slows work down immensely.

                                          Posted as an Need Help issue originally:
                                          https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/Query-Editor-preview-reloads-all-previous-steps-after-an-edit/m-p/386878#M176159

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