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  1. SAP

    Connect to SAP BW with single-sign-on via on-premise gateway

    Large SAP BW installations with thousands of users are often accessed via single-sign-on (SSO) e.g. the users windows credentials are used to authenticate to BW. SSO simplifies the user experience and reduces user administration costs. These users should be able to setup on-premise gateway connections that can be used to refresh data sets in the Power BI Service. The connections should leverage that individuals BW roles & authorizations and not require a BW password i.e. automatically associate the Power BI user ID to the associated SAP user ID.

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      43 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Activity Monitor Enterprise Gateway

      It would be very interesting to have the option to see the activity carried out through the gateway in the Power BI service, so that it can be seen in a simple way, the actions of updating the data sets that has been carried out from a gateway / connection, by way of the update history of the data sets but from the administration of the gateway.

      Regards

      27 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Show Gateway Version in Manage Gateways

        Add the gateway's version into the area "Managed Gateways". Often we have access to various gateways within the organisation but no way to tell if they are being kept up to date. I know the ones I look after, but nothing about the ones under other staff's responsibility. This would let me troubleshoot issues better.

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          1 comment  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow individuals to be set as Data Source Admins

          Currently there are admins for the gateway who can admin the environment and the data sources and users who can access specific data sources. There should be an intermediate level of admin capabilities that would allow PBI Gateway admins to assign users the rights to administer specific data sources. Our issue is that the passwords for the service accounts that are used in the DSN change regularly. As usage of the gate2way grows it will become unworkable for an individual or group to manage all the various DSNs in an organization. The DSN admin should have rights to modify any…

          12 votes
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          • when a gateway refresh fails email gateway administrators

            Currently when a refresh fails only the owner of the report/dataset is sent an email to let them know.
            An email should also be sent to the enterprise gateway administrators so they are aware of the failure.

            46 votes
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            • Named Databse connection in Gateway

              Allow "Named" Connections in Gateway. This way we don't need to change the connections when moving from Dev to Prod.

              Example:
              Assume I build a report and am testing it through my test Gateway and test database (DB_TEST).
              Now I want to start using my Prod Gateway and use the Prod database(DB_Prod).

              Currently I need to change the DB Connection in all the reports to DB_Prod to start using Prod.

              It would be simpler, if the connection was not based on the Database directly, but based on the names in Gateway.

              Then Test Gateway would have a connection named DB…

              17 votes
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              • moving data sources between gateway clusters

                Hello,
                It would be great if we have the ability to move data sources between gateway clusters so that we could use gateway cluster groups as categories etc or merge data sources that have initially been created in different clusters but are using the same gateway into one cluster.

                Thank you

                2 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Gateway node timeout causes cluster failure

                  When a gateway node in a cluster is locked up on the host PC, the Power BI service reports a timeout error. The problem is the service just gives up at that point instead of going to another node. The node isn't dead/offline, but it just isn't responding properly (which is another issue to be sure), but if that happens, instead of the report failing and timing out, it should look for another node.

                  You can see some raw details in this thread. http://community.powerbi.com/t5/Integrations-with-Files-and/Gateway-node-timed-out-service-didn-t-use-other-nodes-in-cluster/m-p/458153/highlight/true#M18239

                  2 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Approval Process for Gateways / Prevent Personal Gateways

                    Build an approval process for Gateways before they become Active on a tenant. The approval process would be manged by the Power BI Admin. This approval process could be a feature the Power BI Admin can enable / disable, defaulting to disabled to retrain backward compatibility.

                    Current reality allows anyone with a Pro License to push any internal data they have access too to the service. With the right permission they can then push this data public without restrictions.

                    This feature is a must have in an Enterprise concerned about how data is used / managed. Just because some has…

                    71 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • More control of SSAS direct query cache refresh

                      There needs to be more control over the automated cache refresh for Direct Query connections, specifically to SSAS.

                      At present Power BI reruns all recent queries (for each individual user, when there's row level security) as soon as it detects any processing on the cube.

                      If a cube is processed in separate batches then this adds an incredible load on the SSAS box when we're trying to continue processing.

                      Additional options are required including:
                      - Disable auto cache refreshing
                      - Disable auto cache refreshing between certain times
                      - Only auto refresh the cache when measure groups are processed, not dimensions…

                      10 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Refresh data upon change to the report

                        When the pbix file is updated (published via Get Data) or whenever a new pbix overwrites a current report, the dataset should be refreshed.

                        What happens currently is that the report may be weeks out of data when republished, and this old data replaces current data on apps (even without republishing). Instead, the dataset should always be refreshed when the pbix source changes.

                        12 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Start capturing and recording the 'Created Power BI gateway' events in the audit logs

                          There is a selection for the 'Created Power BI gateway' activity in the Audit Log Search of the Security & Compliance Center, but the events are currently not being captured or recorded. The Power BI Product Group has confirmed this is by design and stated, “CreateGateway events are not currently being audited in the Audit Logs. It's possible this may be added in the future, but as of right now, there are no plans to add this feature.”

                          11 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Service tags for NSG

                            Idea: Service Tags for PowerBI.

                            Issue: PowerBI Data Gateway is installed on Azure Server OutBound Security Rule needs to be setup on Server every time new server is set up creating manual work, for setting up outbound ports and IP address. Also Microsoft Azure Datacenter IP list is updated weekly which increases maintenance of updating IP address.

                            Solution/Request: Microsoft Provides PowerBI Service Tag which includes all Ports/IP(updated weekly) so that Outbound security rule can be setup in one place and no maintenance is required for weekly update of IP address.

                            5 votes
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                            • Cancel an ongoing refresh

                              Ability to cancel an ongoing refresh. This would give the ability to look into an issue without waiting on the error to appear after a considerable amount of time.

                              14 votes
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                              • Please allow for for My SQL connections in the gateway to work without a password to the My SQL database.

                                Please allow for My SQL connections in the gateway to work without a password to the My SQL database. I am working with a dental application and the default is for no password to MySQL. There are user level passwords however. thanks

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                                • Allow dataset to refresh data sources from multiple on-premise data gateways

                                  Need to connect datasets to multiple on-premise data gateways without configuring the data source(s) on both gateways. For example, a dataset where datasource-1 is on gateway-1 and datasource-2 is on gateway-2.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Use correct column names when viewing a Power BI report on a phone

                                    Renamed column names are not shown when viewing a "Phone View" on a mobile device. The original column names are shown. The preview on the desktop shows the renamed columns but when viewing them on an actual phones the original column names are shown.

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                                    • Add Source with RScripts in Gateway

                                      In powerBI desktop, we can using Rscipts as a source data to design dashboard. However i can add data source Rscripts in gateway thus cant refesh data in powerbi web after i published from PowerBI Desktop.

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                                      • Refresh pbi with multiple data source / excel files from folder with on-prem data gateway

                                        The refresh of a pbi with multiple data sources and excel files from aharepoint folders currently only refreshes using a personal gateway. Please make it possible to schedule a refresh using the on prem data gateway. Thanks!

                                        2 votes
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                                        • More controle on the data refresh schedule. Currently, you can only schedule on the hour or 30 minutes and you can only scedule up to 6

                                          More control on the data refresh schedule. Currently, you can only schedule on the hour or 30 minutes and you can only schedule up to 6 per day

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