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  1. Power Query: Make it easier to connect to files on OneDrive and SharePoint

    Connecting to files stored on OneDrive and SharePoint is a difficult and confusing experience. While it is possible, it is far too difficult.

    As more and more move to working in an online environment we need a simple way of connecting.

    95 votes
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  2. Enable Parallel Query Submission for Snowflake

    Snowflake is super fast at running queries but PowerBI is slowing dashboards down by executing all the queries serially. Please prioritise work to fix this.

    This following issue about direct queries processing sequentially is related: https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Issues/Direct-queries-are-processing-sequentially/idc-p/847026/highlight/true#M50664

    35 votes
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  3. approve query

    When refreshing data within Power BI desktop, the process will prompt for approval of each query.
    There should be an option to approve all queries at once that are destined for the same dat asource and credentials have been supplied.

    32 votes
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  4. Tracking shared dataset with Rest API

    Ability to track a shared dataset using Rest API.
    Although it can be tracked in another way (below article), Rest API would be convenient.

    Track your dataset usage
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/power-bi/service-datasets-share#track-your-dataset-usage

    21 votes
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  5. Analyze in Excel Date Columns - Convert Text -> Date

    When connecting to Power BI datasets using Analyze in Excel, all date fields from models show up in pivot tables as text, which disables filtering or grouping for date groups.

    It is possible to fix this or give us a workaround to set columns as date?

    Thanks!

    10 votes
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  6. Proxy value for Snowflake Connector

    Within Power Bi Desktop Snowflake connector give users the option to enter proxy information in order to connect to the Native Connector. This option is available in ODBC and is sometimes needed in order to make the connection to Snowflake.

    29 votes
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  7. Power BI direct connector to ADLS2 (Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2) thus Power BI directly connect to ADLS2 for reporting and Firewall slider

    currently Power BI does not have direct connection to ADLS2 and requires Power BI Dataflow to access the ADLS2 data which causing data redundancy and creating extra hop for the same data and can be directly consume form ADLS2. Power BI direct connection with ADLS2 is great addition for Advance Data Analytics and firewall slider Power BI which enable exclusive access Power BI similar to AAS (Azure Analysis Service) .

    194 votes
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  8. Allow for connections to multiple data sources when using Power BI shared dataset

    Currently there is a limitation when using the newly released "Shared Datasets" feature that restricts you to only that source.

    We would like the ability to use multiple different sources, Excel, SQL, etc... when using a shared dataset.

    10 votes
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  9. Desktop users Connect to Data Source via gateway

    As System Admin I create Data Sources on Data Gateway and grant users access to use them. Users should be able to user them via Power BI Desktop. Currently there is option to connect to Datasets that are already published but it would be better to allow the users to connect using the data gateway as a Proxy so end users don't have to have creds to connect to data sources. This would also help with connection binding before report is published and more control over creds being shared and reducing number of named users with direct access to source…

    6 votes
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  10. Auto Binding of Dataset to Data Source for ODBC Connections

    Auto Binding of Dataset to Data Source in Data Gateway for ODBC Connections when driver, connection string match and user has permission to connect to data source. This works for other drivers just not with ODBC.

    7 votes
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  11. Allow XMLA access to Pro content

    Now only premium, would allow power bi to drive star schema/dimensional modeling concepts to Tableau users.

    10 votes
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  12. Add support for Role in Snowflake Connector

    Currently, the Snowflake user's default role is used for the connection. Need the ability to specify a Snowflake role if a user is assigned to more than one role. Role is already an optional parameter in the ODBC connector that is required to be installed. Using the ODBC connector instead will not work as DirectQuery is needed from the Snowflake Connector.

    156 votes
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  13. Stop duplicating ADLSg2 connections and display the account name

    When you connect to a Azure Data Lake Gen 2 (ADLSg2) you connect to storage account, then pass in the container and a path.

    For example:
    https://PowerBIIdeas.dfs.core.windows.net/datalake/example1/

    If you then create another connection - this time filtered to:
    https://PowerBIIdeas.dfs.core.windows.net/datalake/example2/

    This will then duplicate, so you have two connections in the Power BI service and you have to duplicate the credentials.
    You do this so you don't query the entire storage account.

    To make matters worse, once you publish, you do not see the account name, you just get whitespace.

    3 votes
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  14. Support Dynamic functions

    Support Dynamic functions in Power BI Online and Dataflow.

    8 votes
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  15. 2 votes
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  16. 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...

    578 votes
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  17. Don't overwrite dataset parameter values in workspace with each publish

    On Power BI service you are able to set parameter values under the dataset settings. In my case I use these parameters for the server and database name.
    The reason I do this is to be able to develop against a limited dev database and to run the dataset against a production database on PBI service.
    On each publish of the dataset the parameter values in the workspace are overwritten with the values from PBI developer.

    The best solution would be to be able to set some "deploy" options when publishing the pbix file. In these options you should then…

    2 votes
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  18. Add gsheets as a datasource

    Hi,

    I would like to use *.gsheet files as datasources.
    Right now I need to convert my gsheet file to a xmls file, upload it again to gdrive and then refer to them using Drive File Stream in order to use it from any pc from the office.

    If I could read the sheet directly I would not need to perform all the steps and it would be automatic.

    Thanks,
    Nora.

    7 votes
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  19. Re-sizable SQL Statement Box in Power Query

    In Power Query, make the SQL Statement box re-sizable.

    I would like to maximize the size of this box so I can see my SQL statements a lot easier. This would be handy, especially for those writing long SQL queries.

    2 votes
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  20. Customizable view for dataset list

    Allow for addition of data columns when viewing lists of datasets, dataflows, reports etc. For instance allow users to add columns listing things like dataset's owner, report creation date, etc.

    4 votes
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