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  1. Column Level & Row Level Security for Dataflows

    Ability to define rules at Row & column level, to control the data fields available to different roles (e.g. employee salary visible to the users in finance roles only, while other employee details visible to other department roles).

    165 votes
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  2. 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

    307 votes
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  3. 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.

    415 votes
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  4. refresh dataflow with Flow

    The new capability to refresh a dataset in Flow is great - would like to see that functionality extended to dataflows as well.

    22 votes
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  5. View Dataflow data sizes

    Enable an option to find the size/storage of a dataflow entity in Power BI service and Premium Capacity Metrics App.

    26 votes
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  6. Better deployment method for Dataflows

    Our policy is perform dev and test efforts separately from production, therefore we develop and test data sets and Data flows in test work spaces. Once we are satisfied with their behavior and performance, we publish them into the production workspace. With PBIT files, it is easy for us to publish approved data models and reports into the production work spaces. Because data flows are built within PBI Service and have no file association, it is difficult to migrate them from test to production. We currently have to rebuild the entire Data flow in production, which is risky an cumbersome.

    15 votes
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  7. 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…

    203 votes
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  8. DataFlow Copy/Paste Queries from PBI Desktop/Excel

    Ability to copy paste queries from PBI Desktop/Excel to DataFlow in PowerBI Service to create new DataFlows.

    The UI in PBI is more friendly, we often design the queries in Excel and PowerBi Desktop, to copy them into service, especially for the nested queries, it's a long and arduous process of copying each one into the service from advanced Editor and matching names.

    We are making a lot of data behind datasets available to the users. It'll be very convenient for major users of DataFlows

    12 votes
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  9. Share Dataflow Ownership with Workspace Admins

    We need to allow all admins of the workspace in which the dataflow is held to be able to edit the flow. Multiple people contribute to a dataflow at different stages of a project but all need to be able to review, understand and if necessary edit the dataflow

    15 votes
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  10. 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/

    130 votes
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  11. 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.

    29 votes
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  12. 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.

    50 votes
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  13. 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.

    14 votes
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  14. 110 votes
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  15. 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.

    88 votes
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  16. 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.

    23 votes
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  17. 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.

    71 votes
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  18. Use SAP BW as datasource directly in the dataflow

    We need to connect to SAP BW as a data source directly in data flows and not via the blank query or M Query route which is suggested on Microsoft site. This connection should be exactly the way we connect in Power BI desktop via Application or Message server.

    7 votes
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  19. Ownership of the Dataflow and Team's permissions

    It is a must for large companies to set dataflow permissions for a group of users to see, edit and in general collaborate on the dataflow. Now only the creator is the owner and can see / change it while nobody else is able to touch it.

    4 votes
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  20. Let admins change existing dataflows

    Currently, only the owner can change an existing dataflow, no other user has access to it. What if that person leaves the company or is on vacation?

    This should be opened up for admins or members, preferably even with a read / write permission settings for a dataflow.

    12 votes
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