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  1. incremental refresh for Power BI Pro

    Enable Incremental Refresh for Power BI Pro users, not just Premium.

    856 votes
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      30 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • PowerBI connector for Microsoft Graph

      Add PowerBI connector for Microsoft Graph with oAuth authentication or another direct connector to Azure AD.

      Details are described at the discussion https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Issues/Error-getting-OData-from-Microsoft-Graph-Access-to-the-resource/idi-p/430087

      67 votes
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      • Python on Scheduled Refresh

        On PowerBi Desktop we can get data using Python Scripts, but after published we can't schedule a refresh data for this connection. The PowerBI returns:
        "Query contains unknown funtion name: Python.Execute."
        It would be better if all features on desktop would work on web too.

        19 votes
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        • Microsoft Teams as Data Source

          I want to connect Microsoft Teams as Data Source by Power BI.

          Scenario:
          - Create a report from the topic of the channel of Team.
          like Word Crowd of the channel.
          - Create a report from the usage of Microsoft Teams.
          like the topic count each channel, member count, total duration.
          - Create a report of usage of Microsoft Teams relate with other systems.
          like a report with Microsoft Teams and Customer Services.

          24 votes
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          • Data Connection Credential Manager

            The first time you create a Data Connection you have the option to specify connection credentials.

            But if you configure it improperly/make a typo then the connection fails and you can't access the credential popup box again. The way to fix is to go to File/Options and Settings/Data Source Settings/{Select connection}/Clear Permissions and then redo the connection from scratch.

            If the connection fails I would like to be able to access the popup credential manager again for ease of use.

            8 votes
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            • Allow direct access to the subfolder of the OndeDrive for Business or Personal OneDrive.

              Through the ability to connect to a Sharepoint Folder, we can connect Power BI to the OneDrive for Business root folder. This is excellent and very important, but insufficient. Most projects require that files be organized in subfolders, to which direct access is not allowed. There are ways to do this, but they are not efficient. I suggest that the solution be enhanced to allow direct access to the subfolders located in the root folder of OneDrive For Business or even Personal OneDrive, just as you can with folders and their subfolders located in Drive C on the desktop or…

              181 votes
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              • Publishing a Power BI dataset should *actually replace*

                If you try to publish a report that is named the same thing as another report but the one published is import and the new report is live connect, then it will not replace the first dataset. When publishing it's more like Power BI "updates" the dataset. If you want to truly replace a dataset with another dataset that is direct query over an import, then you'll need delete the first dataset. Recently had an issue with this at my company. There is an interesting distinction between "update" and "replace." When Power BI says "replace" it should actually replace.

                15 votes
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                • Allow gateway to connect to multiple schema

                  Create multiple data sources for the same database but using multiple credentials. Allow access to different schemas from same gateway.

                  11 votes
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                  • power bi datasets

                    Power BI datasets

                    Now it is only possible to connect from Power bI Desktop to Power to 1 BI dataset. If you have on Power Bi Servics more datasets, like for different sources hr, finance, sales, operations it would be nice to have teh possibility to connect to more than 1 Power BI dataset in 1 Power BI Desktop Dashboard/Reports file and publish this to Power BI Services. You can see Power BI dataset as a datamart and it would be nice to integrate all in 1 dashboard. What is your opinion ?

                    11 votes
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                    • Ability to Load data in the background

                      When loading data into PBI, it is impossible to do something else especially when the data is big. Being able to load data in the background and doing something else will be a great feature to have.

                      3 votes
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                      • composite models when connected to Power BI dataset

                        Similar to another request that is posted, but this is specifically talking about composite models using a Power BI dataset

                        As a large enterprise we are trying to make live easier for our end users by building a set of enterprise models with pre-approved content. However we also have a number of business users who like to expand upon that with typically excel data sources.

                        There are a few main requirements:
                        - We want to have the central datasets in a central workspace and business users should be able to re-use them (this is coming)
                        - Row level security needs…

                        3 votes
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                        • Stop Dataset refresh

                          Please provide option to stop refreshing dataset after refreshing manually...

                          If there are any performance issues in database this would lock down the table...

                          I even observed that reports doesnt get published until the refresh is done...

                          9 votes
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                          • Improve SAP BW connector performance and BW memory comsumption

                            This idea is really about solving a performance issue with Power
                            BI‘s memory consumption when getting data from SAP BW.

                            Basically there are 2 issues but they are closely related, so I mention both in this idea.


                            1.When connecting to SAP BW, performance is extremely slow and Power BI uses too much SAP memory.

                            2.When accessing large SAP BW datasets, Power BI continues to use memory , until it consumes all available extended memory, and so impacts other users.

                            Here is an example of the Power BI memory consumption issue, compared to another SAP tool.

                            My test case is:
                            •I…

                            16 votes
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                            • Open data

                              It would be great to have some "open data" available as an online service.

                              Visuals like Map or Filled Map are hard to feed with correct data that you should provide to expose provinces of a country (in my case, Bing Maps messes with other countries).

                              Having an official open data (revised by Bing and Power BI team) on the "Get Data" button could help lots of users.

                              Some examples:
                              - Continents
                              - Countries
                              - States
                              - Rivers
                              - Mountain peaks
                              - Lakes
                              - ...

                              Or at least an sharepoint to be feed by the PBI community
                              Thank you.

                              3 votes
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                              • Native connector for Firebird

                                Firebird is one of the most used databases in the world and it has been growing a lot lately, I think it would be very interesting to connect Firebird directly without having to create an ODBC data source.

                                3 votes
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                                • Offline "Edit Query"/"Power Query Editor" functionality for offsite development

                                  Offline "Edit Query"/"Power Query Editor" functionality for offsite data modelling.
                                  When working offsite, at home, at another office where VPN isn't an option, etc. it would be great to be able to continue back end development such as transformations, add columns, changing data types, naming etc.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Native Azure Databricks Connector with AAD Authentication

                                    Currently connecting to Azure Databricks is supported through the Spark Connector using a token.
                                    Adding a connector that supports forwarding your AAD identity to Databricks will allow enhanced security and self service scenarios (where you will only be able to access data you're privileged to see).

                                    6 votes
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                                    • Change parameter values within direct query sources

                                      Currently you can only change parameter values online within imported data sources, this would be useful to have on direct query and live connection data sources also as the ability to move through environments without redeploying is very useful for organisations.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Add SSAS Tabular Translations using Live Connection in Power BI Service

                                        We need the Powerbi Service to handle translations from a SSAS Tabular using Live Connection. the functionality is already in SSAS, however it doesn't work when the tabular model is published to the Power BI service using live connection.

                                        It has been working, (although not supported)

                                        22 votes
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                                        • geograph

                                          Native support for geography fields?

                                          Powebi maps should be able to support the native sql server geography/geometry types.. straight out the box. If only as towkt or wkb. PArticuylarly for poplygons/multipolygons/lines etc.

                                          Currently all mapping solutions require convulted sql to geojson/ tc odd formats not easily created from sql.

                                          Particularly helpful when displaying dynamic polygons of catchment areas/sales territories etc that could be queried dynamically.

                                          Microsoft = microsoft no

                                          3 votes
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