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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!

    1,924 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

      1,076 votes
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        under review  ·  99 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?

        435 votes
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          36 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

          418 votes
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            18 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 392 votes
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              79 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Hyperion ESSBASE

              Get data from Hyperion Essbase

              333 votes
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              • Connectivity to Google sheets

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

                302 votes
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                • Support Google BigQuery

                  Support Google BigQuery

                  237 votes
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                    26 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.

                  • Office 365 Exchange Data

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

                    217 votes
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                    • 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!

                      215 votes
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                      • 211 votes
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                        • 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.

                          201 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.

                            201 votes
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                              under review  ·  19 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 195 votes
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                                under review  ·  40 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Google AdWords

                                Google AdWords

                                191 votes
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                                  under review  ·  21 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • oauth

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

                                  184 votes
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                                  • 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.

                                    183 votes
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                                    • SQL Azure connector with Azure AD Auth

                                      Update the SQL Azure connector to use Azure AD Auth. This will allow row level security in the database to be used with PowerBI.

                                      It would be great to have PowerBI pass through user credentials to the database so that data can be kept secure.

                                      167 votes
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                                        under review  ·  16 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow Excel slicers to act as a data source for Power Query

                                        It would be great if we could use the selected items in Excel slicers as a data source for Power Query. This would make it easy to use slicers as a way for users to select values to be used as parameters for other Power Query queries.

                                        165 votes
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                                          under review  ·  9 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 158 votes
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