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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.

    292 votes
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      3 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!

      65 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.

        26 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"

          18 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)

            43 votes
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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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              • 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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                  • 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.

                    2 votes
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                    • When switching between Report, Data, and Relationship go to selected Field/Table

                      Often when creating reports, you are switching between the Report, Data, and Relationship view to do something with a specific field or table. It would be great if, for example, when I am in Report, to highlight the field I'm working on and when I switch to Data or Relationship it goes straight to that table/field. This will eliminate time looking for that field/table in all your data.
                      There could be a toggle/setting that allows you to turn that functionality off so that it works the way it does now or you can use the new way.

                      3 votes
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                      • Why can't I change data formats

                        Why can't I change the format of my data from text. Every time I try I get the bullshit that "we can't automatically convert the column" blah blah.

                        My Excel sheet where data comes from already formats the data as numbers. Why, WHY is it then imported as text?

                        And why WHY WHY do I have to post to the community to get help? Don't you have a support line? I want help from YOU as the suppliers of the service, and I want it promptly

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                        • "Apply To All" feature on Scheduled Refresh

                          If an admin wants to create a quick synchronized scheduled refresh across all datasets in a workspace, there should be a button that allows you to apply an initially created schedule to all of them.

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                          • generate all the possible pairs.

                            For example, from a table A with rows having a,b,c as values, create table B (a,a),(a,b),(a,c),(b,b),etc where B has 2 columns. So A and B will look like

                            A B

                            a a a
                            b a b
                            c a c
                            b b
                            b c
                            c c

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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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                              • 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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                                • Regex in PowerQuery

                                  Enable Regex to increase the power of powerquery. Some function such as split column and extract are good but could be great if custom regex could be used to pattern match more effectively.

                                  5 votes
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                                  • Refresh a dataset with filters

                                    It would be good to be able to refresh a dataset with filters. As an example, refresh a dataset with certain Cost Centres or certain business units. Rather than having to read all data.

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                                    • Power Query - Add Dynamic Row Count

                                      Add Row Count as part of the PROPERTIES in the QUERY SETTINGS pane of Power Query.

                                      Below Name and table; add a Label "Row Count"
                                      Below the label add a text box containing the total row count value for that table.

                                      As the user steps through the APPLIED STEPS; recalculate and display the row count - on steps that affect the row count.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Enable M and DAX to work together

                                        Both M and DAX are powerful, and both have functions that accept and/or generate tables. Similar to the R functionality where tables (dataframes) can be sent and returned from R, why not make it so M and DAX can pass tables back and forth to give even more functionality (e.g., do an unpivot in your DAX, do a SUMX in your M). Maybe not performant enough for measures, but in query and calculated columns/tables on refresh?

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Problema al migrar archivo Problem when migrating file

                                          Descargue de esta url http://aka.ms/IntroPowerBI/downloads los archivos IntroPowerBI_302284_CompanionContent. Después ejecute Power BI Desktop y al abrir el archivo Sales2015xlsx. Aparece un mensaje: Migration failed The following Excel workbook doesn't contain any queries or a model to import: c:\ Users......¿!!!? Ayuda por favor. Gracias.

                                          Download the IntroPowerBI_302284_CompanionContent files from this URL http://aka.ms/IntroPowerBI/downloads. Then run Power BI Desktop and when you open the Sales2015xlsx file. A message appears: Migration failed The following Excel workbook does not contain any queries or to model to import: c: \ Users ....... ¿!!!? Please help. Thanks.

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