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  1. 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…

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

      32 votes
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      • 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/

        32 votes
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        • 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.

          17 votes
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          • Improved web processing - visual selection of any site elements (as in the Chrome debugger or Mozilla Firefox), interaction support on inter

            Every day more and more information needs to be collected from the Internet for analysis, since it is the most extensive source of data.
            In Power Query M there is not enough functionality to work with complex site structures. To expand the functionality in this area, I propose:
            1) rework the site viewer - enable a mode similar to the debugging mode in Opera, Chrome or Mozilla, when you can select a site object in the visual part, and the path will be set in the code to access it. It should be possible to select all the necessary items…

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            • 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!

              78 votes
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              • 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.

                10 votes
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                • Refresh data in imported data models from Azure Analysis Services

                  Presently, a model can be built using Azure Analysis Services as Data Source. However, data cannot be refreshed in Power BI Service, the connector has not been developed for imported data models. Azure Analysis Services works only on live connection. We believe that Azure Analysis Services should work also for imported data models.

                  5 votes
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                  • 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…

                    12 votes
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                    • 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.

                      29 votes
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                      • multidimensional with superdax

                        "Super DAX” helps reduce the chattiness between DAX clients and Analysis Services Tabular. Certain Power BI visuals uses “Super DAX” query. Please extend support of SuperDAX in Power BI with Analysis Service Multidimensional for better performance.

                        3 votes
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                        • 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

                          30 votes
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                          • Ability to schedule data refresh for each table within a dataset

                            Hi, We are pulling data from multiple sources into the data set.
                            Each data source is updated at different time intervals.

                            It would help if we can configure their refresh schedules independently.

                            For example, a transaction table might require more frequent updates. A master table might be static and doesn't need to be refreshed.

                            By allowing separate schedules, we are reducing the amount of data to be refreshed, and reducing the frequency of updates.

                            3 votes
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                            • PowerBI.com service Workspace data Edit Settings

                              Inside the PowerBI.com service, the left nav bar shows various topics, Dashboards, Reports, Workbooks, and DataSets. When you right click on a dataset you have a number of good options, but I would like to see "Settings" included as an option.

                              Right now to see the settings of a dataset you have to click on the workspace name, then Datasets, then the ellipsis for the dataset, then Settings, (4 clicks) to get to the dataset settings.

                              If you add the Settings, to the Dataset Ellipsis on the Nav bar, This would only take two clicks. This simply makes the UI…

                              3 votes
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                              • Right Mouse click formatting option / format more than one field at a time.

                                Right mouse to change the default of a field in the field list with the format 'option' on the dropdown menu. Also included the ability to update the format of more than one field at a time. Right now, I have to select a numeric field, go to modeling, select standard format (then the menu auto-closes), then I have to go back into to modeling and say I want 2 decimal places. I'm using Direct Query...

                                4 votes
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                                • Enable scheduled refresh for the BigQuery connector

                                  Enable scheduled refresh for the BigQuery connector

                                  10 votes
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                                  • append query

                                    Dear Sir, I need your help. I have a table which have a source of https://api.coinmarketcap.com/v1/ticker/. From this API I get the cryptocurrency information which is updated on hourly basis. I want to gather the same information in an automated way. Right now I make the duplicate table for each hour based on the source table, hence make the 5 duplicate tables for gathering the data. After that I run the append query to compile all the data in a single table and then I use the "Box and Whisker chart" for my desired result. Please guide me to…

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                                    • 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.

                                      9 votes
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                                      • Asana Data Source in Power BI Desktop

                                        There is currently a data source for Asana available in the web/O365 version of Power BI, however this source is not available to create from within Power BI desktop. This creates a limitation where no changes can be made to the source columns and you cannot edit the query in any way.

                                        It would be nice to be able to start with Asana from within Power BI Desktop and allow for adding calculated columns and other query edits. This might also allow pulling in the data from custom fields.

                                        10 votes
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                                        • allow changes to source data strucutres that won't break the model (data mapping)

                                          In Excel Power Pivot - if you import a data source, and then the structure of that data source changes, i.e. new column, delete column, etc., when you try to refresh the data model for that source... it breaks. It just won't update. You literally can not change the data model table structure after you initially import a table. This to me is crazy, source data table structures change a lot in an enterprise context. I have searched the forums a lot and found now real fix. Basically if your source data structure changes you are out of luck. How…

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