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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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      47 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Gateway Usage monitoring tools for Power BI Service

      As Power Bi and other applications in the Power Platform become more prolific within the BI Cloudscape and Landscape integration, gateways will become used more and more. Having visibility to the capacity of a gateway, the volume of traffic through the gateway, which datasources are used more frequently than others, which types, etc would be a very useful resource to have within the Gateway management system.

      20 votes
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        0 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

        56 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Email notifications on auto-refresh failure

          The scheduled data source failure notification is only sent to the data source owner, it would be more useful if you could specify the recipient(S) or group.

          7 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Feature to disable connection in Power BI Gateway

            In Power BI gateway we have available features to add and remove connection; but we do not have anything like enable/disable. However a feature to be able to disable connection will be helpful when resetting/changing password in a connection. Or sometime we want to hold a particular database to be accessed from Power BI when some maintenance activity is in progress in that database. So it would be helpful if we can control the connectivity to different sources in the gateway using disable/enable.

            7 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • gateway usage

              Usage Report for Enterprise Gateway - The log data should be available so that we can create dashboards based on Gateway Usage data.
              Metrics like the datasets name using Gateway, workspace name, owner, scheduled refresh frequency, adhoc refresh, run duration and other parameters for all dependent reports should be available. This will help in scaling the Enterprise Gateway correctly and avoid bottlenecks. Currently there is no visibility to the work spaces for which we don't have access however responsible for maintaining gateway.

              7 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • more specific info about why scheduled refresh failed

                Hi, I really appreciate the email that is generated when the scheduled refresh failed. Would it be possible to add there:
                - name or ID of workspace failed report is in?
                - information why it failed (eg. "Could not resolve QueryDefinition due to invalid SourceEntity reference '<pi>_MyMeasures</pi>'. This error often happens after the Entity was renamed or deleted. Please update the query/visual to use the new name or undo the name change. - Source: 'User' "

                It would be very helpful for us, who have many workspaces and need to know what is wrong.

                Thank you,
                Zuzana

                6 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Multiple connection per system on gateway

                  Currently only one connection is allowed on a system in the gateway. We have multiple market implementation which requires different logon id for each market but connecting to the same system. Currently this is not possible on a single gateway. This requires adding additional gateway.

                  5 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    4 votes
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                      2 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.

                      10 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Details on refresh time

                        I would like to see time it took to refresh each dataset in auto-refresh. This will help me identify if I need to optimize my queries or use different data source etc. For my application, refresh duration of 5 min vs 10 min makes a huge difference.

                        4 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Refresh Failure Email Summary

                          It would be great if instead of one email per failure, we could get a summary email of all failures. I am the "owner" of close to 100 reports and when there is a gateway (or other) issue I receive close to 100 emails.

                          5 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enable OAuth for custom connectors published on enterprise gateway.

                            It is currently put there as a bullet on limitations list. Why? Can anyone at least explain why OAuth is available on personal GW but not enterprise?

                            3 votes
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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…

                              20 votes
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                                0 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…

                                27 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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.

                                  74 votes
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                                  • Gateway deletion

                                    Considering that a Gateway is very easy to be removed by human error, Will be considered in the next Gateway releases implement some deletion method (similar to the one used in Azure Portal for resources where you need to type the name of the resource as a security measure)? What happens if a gateway is deleted from the Power BI service? I'll not be able to recovery anymore right?
                                    At least consider in having the two functionalities ( Add Data Source / Remove) separated from the gateway “right click” options.

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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

                                      6 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Progress bar when refreshing datasets in Power BI Service

                                        It would be very useful to have a progress bar when refreshing a dataset in the Power BI Service interface.
                                        A step further would be to have the progress in general for the dataset and separately for each of the data sources in the dataset.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Installation of On-premise Gateway Trobleshooting

                                          Another way to handle error 1603 during installation is execute it as administrator option on the right click menu.

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