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  1. Connect to Dataflows from Excel's Power Query

    Please allow the connection to Dataflows' entities from Excel's Power Query.
    There are many cases when customers use Excel and not Power BI. But Dataflows can make the refresh process much faster for them.
    Thanks

    85 votes
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  2. Dataflows Direct Query

    Dataflows would be really useful if you could connect to them via DirectQuery. This would mean that we could query enormous dataflows that are not practical to load to the Data model and can make aggregate dataflows that we load to the Data model.

    Unsure if this is possible with the architecture of a Dataflow, but it could be quite handy if it is possible.

    291 votes
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  3. Dataflows linked entities Pro Licence

    The new Dataflows concept looks really interesting and holds massive potential to change the BI landscape.
    Currently linking dataflows is only applicable to Premium licences. Based on how Dataflows are pitched as an Excel type approach to ETL I find it unusual that linked entities are only appropriate for Premium licences, especially since the analogy of an entities is a 'cell' in Excel. This is like shipping Excel with only one cell in it as a product for non-premium users. Premium capacities are only appropriate for huge organisations with hundreds of licences to make it financially viable. I would consider…

    173 votes
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  4. Allow non-admins to see enterprise gateways in dataflow creation

    According to my experience and the documentation, only admins of enterprise gateways can see gateways during the dataflow creation process. Can this not be opened up to report authors as well? Our enterprise gateway is controlled by IT and has one or two administrators. "Self-service ETL" won't be realized unless report authors can create dataflows using the enterprise gateway.

    119 votes
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  5. One single schedule task for sequential refresh of both Dataflows + Dataset

    The biggest thing that I’m missing is the ability to schedule a Dataflow, plus a Dataset (without Premium capacity). Now you can schedule both separately, but not in an automated sequential way.

    https://ssbipolar.com/2018/11/24/whats-missing-from-power-bi-dataflows/

    94 votes
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  6. 92 votes
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  7. Dataflow Permissions

    Just like outstanding requests to assign app/workspace permission at a folder level within the app, we need to be able to give some users access to just individual dataflows without giving them access to the entire workspace that the dataflows are contained in.

    31 votes
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  8. R Transform Power Query Dataflow

    It would be great to add R (And Python for that matter) scripting to a Dataflow process in Power Query Online.

    15 votes
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  9. Allow Parameters to be saved in Dataflows

    At the moment, parameters cannot be created and saved in dataflows. Parameters are automatically converted to a table when saving the dataflow.

    Parameters are useful to easily change or update specific values in SQL queries.

    63 votes
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  10. Ability to undo a deleted dataflow

    Once a dataflow is deleted then it's gone. It's a BCP issue and we need to have some sort of undo or a recycle bin where it can be restored for some time.

    16 votes
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  11. Dataflows data types parity with Power Query

    Dataflows should have parity with Power Query when it comes to data types.

    Currently, dates are converted to datetime and fixed decimal numbers are converted to decimal numbers. Time does not work at all.

    I haven't tested all other data types, so I don't know if these three types (date, time, fixed decimal number) are all we need.

    45 votes
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  12. ODBC Data Sources in Dataflows

    Please add ODBC data source connectors for Dataflows. Many of our queries connect through ODBC drivers because direct access to the DB2 database is not allowed through the DB2 driver.

    54 votes
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  13. Link and Calculated Entities for PRO users without Premium Capacity

    Vote for this idea if you want the ability to join or append tables together in Dataflows without having a Premium Capacity available.

    59 votes
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  14. Combine Files/Binaries in Dataflows

    Allow the ability to combine files/binaries in Dataflows as you can do in the desktop version.

    13 votes
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  15. "Folder" connector for Dataflows

    I would like to be able to create an entity by combining multiple flat files (i.e. csv) in a folder located on a local network.

    49 votes
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  16. Enterprise Dataflow: Share among all Workspaces

    Love the new Dataflow feature! Really transforms the way we used to bring data to PowerBI.

    I work for a *really* big organization, we are on Premium Capacity and have to work with millions of records each data. Obviously we also have many teams working on this data, but for different purposes and departments. This brings me to the problem we always have with Dataset and currently with Dataflows too.

    We all end up loading the same set of data again and again on various Workspaces (Dataflow) and Reports (Dataset)!

    Solution: Why not allow an Organization with say, Premium Capacity,…

    28 votes
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  17. SharePoint folders connector for Dataflows

    Please create a SharePoint folders connector for Dataflows

    45 votes
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  18. Parquet format support as Dataflow file storage

    Give the option to store Dataflow data in Parquet format, this can improve storage efficiency and Dataflow processing compared to .csv files.

    5 votes
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  19. Allow computed entities to be refreshed with a Pro license

    At the moment, computed entities in dataflows can only be refreshed if the entity are allocated to a workspace in Premium capacity.

    Power BI datasets/reports with computed entities can be refreshed with a Pro license.

    40 votes
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  20. Support for custom Power Query Functions in Dataflows

    We really need support for custom functions in Dataflows. This is a huge limitation to dataflows today.

    39 votes
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