Power BI Ideas

How can we improve Power BI?

(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. SAP BW Message/Group server connectivity to get advantage of load balancer

    Power BI allows us top connect to SAP BW system by providing details of server name, instance & client. But it does not have a mechanism to connect with SAP BW message server or group server (with dynamic selection of application server along with instance). Due to this limitation we are only able to connect with a specific application server. As a result it can create huge load in specific server and crash the same. But otherwise if we could connect to message/group server the Load Balancer would have equally distribute the load.

    So can you implement the same for…

    27 votes
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      I agree to the terms of service
      Signed in as (Sign out)

      We’ll send you updates on this idea

      5 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Improved Get Data UI using Azure Data Lake Store as a source

      The current UI for Get Data from Azure Data Lake Store is very techy. It shows the content of the data lake store as a table, the user needs to edit the table and click on the subfolder or on the type of content to effectively load it: it is not an intuitive process.
      Power BI is a powerful Self Service tool for end users. To ease transition to Azure Data Lake Store as sources, the interface needs to be more intuitive for the average non-IT end user.

      14 votes
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        I agree to the terms of service
        Signed in as (Sign out)

        We’ll send you updates on this idea

        2 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Connection with Office 365 Forms

        Hello!
        A connector with Office 365 Forms would be useful instead my organization uses the Forms to collect a lot of informations from the custumers. How can it will be possible without needs to export the data for Excel?

        Thanks!

        53 votes
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          I agree to the terms of service
          Signed in as (Sign out)

          We’ll send you updates on this idea

          8 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Alert for Success/Failure of Data Refresh

          Currently, only the owner of a dataset is alerted if there is a failure of a scheduled refresh. If that person is not online, leaves, etc, no one else know of the failure until users complain.

          There should be a way to set a generic notification for failures at the admin level so more can be alerted to check into what the failure is.

          The ask is for an option in the admin portal to send alerts for report and/or data refresh failures to a group or to a specific email.

          21 votes
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            I agree to the terms of service
            Signed in as (Sign out)

            We’ll send you updates on this idea

            1 comment  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support selection of SQL 2017 Graph tables

            In SQL Server 2017 and in Azure SQL DB we can define tables as nodes and edges in a directed graph. However such tables cannot be successfully selected in the Data Navigator. We get an error like the below:

            DataSource.Error: Microsoft SQL: Cannot access internal graph column 'graph_id_DA79917676304E6A849230A64D9485F4'.
            Cannot access internal graph column 'from_obj_id_C98F7F992C5D4CD183DC692C10EFECEF'.
            Cannot access internal graph column 'from_id_06107BCD3F8241A4977B3E54AF9B8643'.
            Cannot access internal graph column 'to_obj_id_9B026F1EEAA14C8D9538180EF68A2E94'.
            Cannot access internal graph column 'to_id_93BF1D4D4E384A8FA8F5CF3BDE7BF68D'.
            Details:
            DataSourceKind=SQL
            DataSourcePath=0106-02-0628-01\something;someDB
            Message=Cannot access internal graph column 'graph_id_DA79917676304E6A849230A64D9485F4'.
            Cannot access internal graph column 'from_obj_id_C98F7F992C5D4CD183DC692C10EFECEF'.
            Cannot access internal graph column 'from_id_06107BCD3F8241A4977B3E54AF9B8643'.
            Cannot access internal graph column 'to_obj_id_9B026F1EEAA14C8D9538180EF68A2E94'.
            Cannot…

            8 votes
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              I agree to the terms of service
              Signed in as (Sign out)

              We’ll send you updates on this idea

              1 comment  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add connector to ClickHouse

              ClickHouse is an open source column-oriented database management system capable of real time generation of analytical data reports using SQL queries.
              https://clickhouse.yandex/

              12 votes
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                I agree to the terms of service
                Signed in as (Sign out)

                We’ll send you updates on this idea

                1 comment  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • write back

                It would be great to write back functionality in Power BI so that users in PowerBi desktop or PowerBI web service can write back to an SQL server database or to a Sharepoint list. It is very important when planning budgeting, budget follow-up and forecasts

                18 votes
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  I agree to the terms of service
                  Signed in as (Sign out)

                  We’ll send you updates on this idea

                  2 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • sap bw work around for error 2147467259

                  The error below shows when a big cube is imported. But a smaller cube works fine. Some say this error is on the SAP BW server side, but I doubt it as other BI programs are able to load big cubes. Power BI needs to improve this import method for big cubes.

                  DataSource.Error: SAP Business Warehouse: RfcInvoke failed(RFC_ABAP_RUNTIME_FAILURE): TSV_TNEW_PAGE_ALLOC_FAILED
                  Details:
                  DataSourceKind=SapBusinessWarehouse
                  DataSourcePath=**MyServer**
                  ErrorCode=-2147467259

                  26 votes
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    I agree to the terms of service
                    Signed in as (Sign out)

                    We’ll send you updates on this idea

                    0 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Progrmatically update data source connection

                    Hi,

                    We have requirement to update the data source connection programmatically. We deploys same PowerBI report for multiple cleints, only we need to update the data source connection. Our complete process is taken care by SSIS. Using SSIS or C# or powershell, we need to update our data source without open the PBIX everytime in PowerBi desktop to update the connection.

                    4 votes
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      I agree to the terms of service
                      Signed in as (Sign out)

                      We’ll send you updates on this idea

                      0 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Connect PBI Deskto to multiple PBI Online Datasets

                      Currently, once you connect to a Power BI Service/Online Dataset you cannot add additional data sources. We have several datasets we'd like to put in the same report, but can't because they are over the 1GB limit on size. If we could live-connect to them all in Power BI Desktop this would help.

                      5 votes
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        I agree to the terms of service
                        Signed in as (Sign out)

                        We’ll send you updates on this idea

                        0 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Power BI should be able to automatically convert excel formulas into DAX expressions when using excel workbook as a data source.

                        Power BI should be able to automatically convert excel formulas into DAX expressions when using excel workbook as a data source. This would really save a lot of time and effort, instead of having to re-create all the formulas in Power BI again.

                        9 votes
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          I agree to the terms of service
                          Signed in as (Sign out)

                          We’ll send you updates on this idea

                          1 comment  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Automatic, configurable retry on scheduled dataset refresh

                          It would be helpful to get more detailed, cause related error messages and last but not least, PowerBI scheduled refresh should automatically retry a refresh (i.e. 3 times after 5 min wait) in case of failure due to limited source data availability. It would be best, if the retry behaviour could be configured as part of the dataset refresh schedule settings.

                          4 votes
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            I agree to the terms of service
                            Signed in as (Sign out)

                            We’ll send you updates on this idea

                            1 comment  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • More permissions options in Service Live Connection

                            Actually, you have to be a member with edit permissions in a workspace in order to be able to connect to a dataset using a Service Live Connection. But with this permission, users can create a pbix file with the same name of an existing one and replace the dataset.

                            It could be great that a user can connect to a shared dataset to only create new reports based on that model. With that feature, advanced users could create, deploy and maintain the model and business users only (no option to modify o replace the dataset) analyze the data creating…

                            6 votes
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              I agree to the terms of service
                              Signed in as (Sign out)

                              We’ll send you updates on this idea

                              0 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Updating only new data from the folder

                              The folder stores the history of sales. The total amount of data is more than 1GB, and continues to grow. There is no need to constantly update the history, only updating of new data is necessary.

                              Sorry for my bad english

                              36 votes
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                I agree to the terms of service
                                Signed in as (Sign out)

                                We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                1 comment  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Enable scheduled refresh for the BigQuery connector

                                Enable scheduled refresh for the BigQuery connector

                                4 votes
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  I agree to the terms of service
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)

                                  We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                  0 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enable Power BI and Power Query to read PST files as data source

                                  An enormous amount of dark data is stored in employee email. Being able to ingest this data from PST archives would shine the light on that data.

                                  4 votes
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    I agree to the terms of service
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)

                                    We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                    2 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Using Flow or other API to trigger a refresh data

                                    When doing forecasting and planning it would be great to be able to enter data via f.ex. PowerApps and with a button trigger a refresh of data sources to make it possible to see the changes in the reports. Flow or other option would be great.

                                    4 votes
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      I agree to the terms of service
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)

                                      We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                      0 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Bidirectional Cross Filtering for SAP BW connector - Direct query

                                      SAP R3 is one of the most common ERPs with tens of thousands successful large business deployments. There is also often SAP BW implemented as enterprise data warehouse. For Power BI to be more capable to compete with Business Objects (SAP data presentation tools), it is necessary to implement bidirectional cross filtering also for SAP BW connector (Direct query mode). Either using Import mode or impossibility to use bidirectional cross filtering virtually prevents Power BI to be a solution for handling large data volumes with complex structure (speaking of DWH based on SAP BW 7.5 on Hana / SAP BW…

                                      3 votes
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        I agree to the terms of service
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)

                                        We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                        0 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Stop massive refreshes

                                        Would it be possible to add a functionality that originally loads a large amount of data from a source, but then only updates according to some query the data already brought into the report?

                                        My issue is that I have a large data set that I need to query on a regular basis, but the historical data doesn't change, new data just gets amended. Thus, I don't want to re-draw all the data every time that I refresh, but would rather only refresh according to a specified query that I can give the report. E.g. only refresh for data that…

                                        2 votes
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          I agree to the terms of service
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)

                                          We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                          0 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • PostgreSQL direct query

                                          Support of the PostgreSQL database as direct query. At the moment only import is supported.

                                          54 votes
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            I agree to the terms of service
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)

                                            We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                            4 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          ← Previous 1 3 4 5 81 82
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Power BI Ideas

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base

                                          Ready to get started?

                                          Try new features of Power BI today by signing up and learn more about our powerful suite of apps.