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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!

    2,106 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

      1,185 votes
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        under review  ·  108 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?

        444 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

          431 votes
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            19 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 404 votes
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              82 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Hyperion ESSBASE

              Get data from Hyperion Essbase

              351 votes
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                102 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.

                312 votes
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                • Support Google BigQuery

                  Support Google BigQuery

                  249 votes
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                    29 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.

                  • 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.

                    228 votes
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                      under review  ·  21 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!

                      227 votes
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                        under review  ·  22 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.

                        226 votes
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                          27 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 218 votes
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                            62 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 208 votes
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                              under review  ·  42 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • oauth

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

                              206 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.

                                203 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.

                                  202 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.

                                    198 votes
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                                      Google AdWords

                                      193 votes
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                                      • Workday HR

                                        I would love to have the ability to do reporting against Workday. We leverage it as our global HR platform. It has some really good reporting but it would be nice to have the ability but it would be great to be able to share reporting with SharePoint and Power BI so that we can surface non sensitive data up in dashboards.

                                        171 votes
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                                        • 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.

                                          167 votes
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                                            under review  ·  9 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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