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  1. Remove header space above textbox

    The header or handle above a textbox should not take up extra vertical space like every visual. This extra vertical space makes it difficult to use textboxes as labels throughout the page. Consider a report page with a lot of visuals that have been meticulously positioned and aligned along with textboxes for labels, each having extra white space above them. Overlapping multiple visuals is cumbersome and confusing for users.
    If I need to add a title in the top of the page, the space above the textbox is wasted.

    40 votes
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  2. Morph Power BI Desktop and Excel to become one Super Tool

    It feels like the roadmap for Excel is that it will become more tightly integrated with Power BI. Isn't this the natural next step?

    2 votes
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  3. Power BI needs language to make visual properties dynamically changeable.

    I know DAX is a data centric language but Power BI needs commands or functions to make visual properties dynamically changeable.
    It would be great if PBI allowed value passing to the "Format" fields. My problem is that I use a slicer to present different metrics but I can't change the Start and End values for the different metrics since those are currently typed in. When one metric has a scale of 0-to-100 while another metric has a scale of 0-to-5 the second metric displays like a flat line. If I could lookup the scale when changing metrics and applying…

    4 votes
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  4. Grammatical mistake on main page

    You might have a grammatical mistake on the main page of Power BI.. towards the end. I am not sure if Analyses is written with an E or with an I as Analysis. Here's the text:

    Linking data for analyses was something we couldn’t do before. With Power BI, it’s simple. Power BI makes the hard things easy. Everything becomes possible.

    1 vote
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  5. Formatting options in Tables / Matrix tables separately for each field added

    Missing basic formatting options for colorizing each of the added-columns separately, let’s say an example:


    • I added a Manager Name, Agent name, Fiscal Week, Product Group & Product Name into the table. And I want to be able to format Manager and Product Group separately from the others, something like ‘higher-level’ hierarchy format, if you get what I mean…

    Or in a summary:
    We need to be able to select each dimension and measure added in the tables / Matrix separately, for formatting purposes. Sometimes, it is not good that all measures and dimensions are formatted equally, when you got…

    6 votes
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  6. Conditional formatting for dimensions

    It’s good that you added it, but it’s really some basic alpha-beta level only, in my opinion. It should enable the users to conditionally-format also the dimensions (Attributes) and not only measures (Metrics).

    For example I have got a report with Revenue $ by region (AMER / EMEA / APJ) and i want the colors of the whole row / column / field to be cahnged based on the Region dimension OR Revenue measure).
    Today, we can do only set up a simple conditions to measures.

    46 votes
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  8. Remove SHARE ITEM

    Remove the icon to share a report when it is published on the web.

    40 votes
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  9. R package igraph

    The R package igraph used for network analysis is not supported in Power BI Services, according to this list: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-service-r-visuals/
    The package is a must have, when reporting statistics and insights regarding graphs and networks.

    9 votes
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  10. Hyperlink Data Category

    Add a "Hyperlink" Category so that PowerBI displays it as a link no matter what protocol or text is in the cell. It does this automatically for "http://" but not for other protocols.

    1 vote
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  11. Data Category for other protocols ("file://", "ftp://", "ms-windows-store://" and others)

    PowerBI should also treat other protocols as a hyperlink not just ones that start with "http://"

    Examples:
    http://
    ms-windows-store://
    ftp://
    etc.

    Maybe there should be a "Protocol" or "Hyperlink" Data Category

    84 votes
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  12. Show an upload error message when the file is locked

    PBIX files cannot be uploaded to a workspace when they're open on the desktop. However, there is no error message saying so, which causes a great deal of confusion. If possible, it would help to receive a message warning the user to close the local copy and re-try the upload.

    1 vote
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  13. Install R Packages without Opening Power BI in "Run as administrator" Context

    Playing around with using R to add visuals to a report, specifically a word cloud. Unfortunately I found that when trying to install packages that did not come with the MRO base install I got "access denied" because the account did not have access to write to the library folder where R was installed. Power BI had to be closed, reopened under the "Run as administrator" context, run at least once with the desired install.package commands and then could be closed and reopened as normal.

    It would be helpful to provide a way around this. Alternatively providing a way to…

    2 votes
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  14. Stop reformatting slicers in Power BI Online. Keep them the way they are in Desktop.

    At some point in the last month, all the slicers my team has in Power BI online were reformatted, removing the line under the slicer title. This makes the slicers aesthetically less pleasing and also more difficult to read. It would be nice to have the slicers online look the way they do in the desktop version again.

    7 votes
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  15. option to change and edit hover text on charts

    An option to change the hover text on the charts may help to represent the data better. like custom title option , custom hover text also makes sense.

    4 votes
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  16. guage chart label names

    It would be great if on a guage visual we could have a label name for target and the maximum value. As of right now it just shows the numerical value.

    2 votes
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  17. Site's Support/Webinars is not working

    This site's Support / Webinars is not working. The on-demand seminars end up with a 'thank you for registering' - and there is no way to view the recorded webinar.... as of 9/19/16 3pm

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  18. Establish Separate PowerBI Administrator Role

    We love that PowerBI is managed through our O365 interface but one problem we have is you can't manage PowerBI unless you are company administrator for O365. This causes delays if you have an IT team that maintains strict control and aren't trained to manage PowerBI. It makes sense that a specific PowerBI Administrator role be integrated so that users who operate the product don't have to reach out to other teams or have elevated domain wide rights to service this one platform.

    4 votes
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  19. Save a PBIX file without data

    It would be handy to have the ability to work on PBIX files with very large datasets locally and then upload them elsewhere without including all the data - just the definitions.

    Once uploaded you would obviously need to refresh the data but this would be much more efficient - particularly when using asymmetric network connections with slow up speeds.

    91 votes
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  20. Can Power BI incorporates existing excel user interface into its data view mode ?

    POWER BI user interface can be designed together with add-in like data analysis toolpack. It is more user friendly to have user interface of data view similar to EXCEL to enhance the data analytics component , it helps Power BI to entice excel user to switch into power BI.

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