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  1. Tables in PDF files

    I have come across so many public data repositories that hold data in PDF format. Other websites have tables within documents such as annual reports etc., also in PDF format. A data source for PDFs or tables from PDFs would be awesome!

    4,355 votes
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      31 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Incremental Data Loads

      Is it possible to add incremental load functionality to Power Query? Pull and load just new or changed rows from source system

      2,505 votes
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        under review  ·  79 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • SAP BusinessObjects BI Universe

        All of the current Ideas that mention SAP BusinessObjects BI Universe integration are marked as completed as this feature was offered pre June/July release. This is nearly a critical requirement for adoption in my organization.

        I had previously heard that this was removed due to licencing restrictions, can we get an official response on that? Is there any possibility of this being re-integrated?

        1,168 votes
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          35 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow Power Query to Export Data

          Allow Power Query results to be written back to a flat file or SQL table.

          Relivant forum thread:
          http://community.powerbi.com/t5/Integrations-with-Files-and/Can-PowerQuery-write-data-back-out/m-p/1747

          1,027 votes
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            17 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 989 votes
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              73 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Hyperion ESSBASE

              Get data from Hyperion Essbase

              814 votes
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                91 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Connectivity to Google sheets

                Connecting to Excel workbooks in OneDrive is a great first step, but connectivity to Google Sheets should be there too.

                689 votes
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                  22 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support Google BigQuery

                  Support Google BigQuery

                  585 votes
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                    22 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    We plan to deliver a Google BigQuery connector in the future (no timeline at this point), which will include Import & DirectQuery capabilities.

                    In the interim, you can import data from Google BigQuery using an ODBC driver, which is fully supported for Import scenarios in Power BI Desktop, and Personal/Enterprise Gateway for Refresh purposes.

                    Thanks,
                    M.

                  • 559 votes
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                      59 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Integration with the python data science stack

                      Data scientists are increasingly using python and it'd awesome tools for data science (numpy, pandas, scikit learn, rpy2 etc)

                      Would love it if power bi easily integrated into this pydata work flow!

                      506 votes
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                        under review  ·  14 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Office 365 Exchange Data

                        O365 mailboxes, DL's, MBX Size, message in/out metrics and details, etc.

                        494 votes
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                          23 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Google AdWords

                          Google AdWords

                          493 votes
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                            under review  ·  22 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • SSAS Tabular Connector without Active Directory Sync?

                            There should be a way to use the SSAS Tabular Connector without AD Sync, e.g. by using CustomData on the connection string.

                            487 votes
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                              39 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Ability to grab data from SurveyMonkey

                              It would be really great to be able to have native support to pull data from SurveyMonkey surveys. There is an API for it after all.

                              463 votes
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                                under review  ·  16 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 457 votes
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                                  under review  ·  40 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • oauth

                                  Add oauth(2) as an option to authenticate for e.g. web.contents.

                                  442 votes
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                                    22 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make functions refreshable when the data source is a parameter of the function

                                    Like discussed here: http://community.powerbi.com/t5/Integrations-with-Files-and/Refreshing-queries-with-functions-doens-t-work/td-p/2450 - queries where data access happens inside a function and where the data source is dependent on parameters to the function should be refreshable.

                                    434 votes
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                                      20 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 387 votes
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                                        24 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • HP Vertica Support

                                        Adding support to connect to an HP Vertica database

                                        363 votes
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                                          16 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 356 votes
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                                            under review  ·  26 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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