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  1. Decomposition Tree Visualization Type

    Multiple requests from groups that would like to see a decomposition tree. Typically they are from Proclarity/PerformancePoint world.

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      109 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Analysis by date/time: View data by year, month, day, day of week, time of day, etc.

      If I have a date/time field in my data, I should be able to view metrics by year, by month, by day, by day of week, by time of day, and so on. I should be able to drill from month down to day, back up to month, and so on.

      I should also be able to ask for 'last 7 days' or '12 months ago' in my formulas, filters etc.

      I shouldn't need to create a "Date" table and all of these fields in my data. As long as I have a date/time field in my data, I should…

      5,241 votes
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        106 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        started  ·  Lance DelanoLance Delano responded

        This is started but has quite a few features associated with it. We have previously released the built-in date hierarchies. With the April update we will release a dot notation for using time intelligence with these date hierarchies. This will be under the preview switch for “Inline hierarchy labels.” Turn that on and you will get access to time intelligence functions for these private date tables. Still missing, but on our immediate backlog that we’re working are Nested hierarchy labels, time filters, fixes around how we show time date, and others.

      • Allows Slicers to apply to all Pages of a Report

        As has been partly implemented with Filters, it would be very useful to have slicers that could apply to all pages of a report. This would allow users to interact more easily.

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          151 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Drill-down should drill or cross-filter other visualizations on the page

          I have a report page with multiple charts and visualizations. Let's say one of the chart shows Sales by Year and I drill down into 2013 to see the sales by month in 2013. Currently, the drill-down has no effect on the other charts and visualizations on the page; they still show data for all years, not just for 2013. Instead, I'd like other charts to drill down into 2013 or filter by 2013 as well.

          3,478 votes
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            119 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Hi everyone. We’ve been investigating how this could work in Power BI and have a better handle on it now. It’s definitely here on our backlog although there are many other items we’re prioritizing higher (just take a look at the other ideas we’ve marked as “Started”!). 

            Thanks for your support of this idea – and stay tuned for more updates in the coming months.

            Will

          • Text wrap in tables, cards, etc.! -- in dashboards and reports.

            I created an Excel workbook with an XML feed from A.W.rd.A.Day: http://wordsmith.org/awad/rss1.xml. I created a table in PV; text in the description of the word is cut off. I upload to PBI and create a tile. Text in the tile is also cut off. Not cool!

            2,958 votes
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              176 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Heat maps in Power View

              It'd be REALLY nice to have heat maps capabilities in the map visualization of Power View, like those in Power Maps.

              This is an OFTEN requested feature from our large enterprise customers

              2,469 votes
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                57 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Hi everyone. We announced a partnership with ESRI to bring their mapping capabilities into Power BI. Their maps include the ability to build heatmaps! The feature’s in Preview at the moment, I’m leaving this marked as ‘Started’ for now and we’d appreciate your feedback. Try it out and let us know how you find it. We’ll update it to ‘Completed’ when we take the Preview label off the feature.

                More details on the blog: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-arcgis-maps-for-power-bi-by-esri-preview/

                Thanks!

              • Matrix Measures or Values on Rows instead of Columns

                We need Matrix’s to have the ability to move Measures or Values to rows instead of Columns. This is a definite must have!!! I was in the process of doing a pilot roll out of Power BI to my management team and when this question came up it was a huge miss and got a tremendous amount of groans. This is an everyday view we use and really need this for Power BI to cover the basics. I love the program but we really need this. Please help!

                To elaborate, if I have sales, quantity sold, asp (average sales price),…

                2,425 votes
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                  71 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Better Auditing of User Activity (Datasets, Reports, Dashboards, Exports)

                  ALL user activities in Power BI should be logged for auditing purposes, including datasets accessed, reports/dashboards accessed, and especially data exports performed. The audit data should be accessible as a dataset to build reports against as well as easily exportable / downloadable.

                  2,115 votes
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                    65 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Ability to set goals and thresholds for KPIs

                    For example, if volume reaches a certain amount, turn the number red so it stands out to data consumers.

                    2,067 votes
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                      under review  ·  41 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add Folders To Organize Reports On PowerBI.com

                      RIght now, on powerbi.com, there is no ability to organize reports, dashboards, etc into folders. If you have a lot of content or users, this gets messy quickly.

                      Please add the ability to organize into folders (and secure those folders separately)

                      1,813 votes
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                        37 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Update: We have released a new navigation, which automatically groups all shared items by owner name. Take a look at it here and see if it helps: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-new-power-bi-navigation-preview/

                        Also, we are working on allowing you to group dashboards and reports into one level of folders when you distribute them to other. It will be previewed early next year and we think it will help you with the request below.

                      • scheduled export of a report to pdf

                        It would be nice if there is an option to have a scheduled export of a report to PDF. A nice to have feature would be to directly e-mail it to people so they are being notified of the latest report.

                        1,752 votes
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                          21 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • SSRS Reports for drill down into detailed reports

                          I think using SSRS type of reports to show detailed information that make up measures dispalayed on the dashboard would be useful. Currently I do that in performance point using actions from my tabular models. I think if that was included this would be a full replacement to performance point.

                          1,560 votes
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                            13 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Slideshow in Full Screen/TV mode

                            The ‘Full Screen mode’ could become more useful for presenting reports on dedicated large screens if it became just a bit more dynamic. Whilst it is currently possible to scroll through report sheets by clicking the arrows in the bottom right corner, it would be most valuable to be able to automate such browsing. A solution could be to introduce a “Play” button that starts a slideshow scrolling through the available report sheets according to a customizable time interval.

                            1,344 votes
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                              45 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Share Reports in Power BI

                              I see that I can share dashboards in the Power BI -- but can I not share reports? The dashboard would be fine, but slicers can't be pinned yet.

                              1,291 votes
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                                71 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                We have started work on building this feature so you can share reports with others, much the same way as you can share dashboards today. Thank you to everyone who voted for and commented on this idea. Over the coming months as we design and develop the feature we will use your feedback to shape what we build.

                              • Copy/paste the data behind the visual in Power BI to other applications

                                I can copy the visual either as image or data table and paste it in other applications.

                                1,232 votes
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                                  45 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Font Color and background color in Text Box

                                  Please enable Font Color and background color in Text Box that would be very useful

                                  1,201 votes
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                                    65 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Slicer Hierarchy

                                    Dragging a hierarchy into a report and change it to slicer... can we get a slicer with hierarchy (collapsible/expandable)?

                                    1,116 votes
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                                      32 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Export printable PDF from Power BI Desktop directly

                                      Right now the only way to produce PDF files, or print dashboards is by uploading the data to powerbi.com and then performing those actions from there.

                                      Unfortunately, some of us CAN'T upload the data due to IT restrictions on data use, and on top of that it's really inconvenient to have to upload data just to produce a PDF file or print a page.

                                      Please add the ability to Power BI Desktop to produce PDF files directly. Without this I have a much harder time arguing the business case of Power BI, since most of the consumers of my reports…

                                      1,112 votes
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                                        under review  ·  19 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Power View: Allow Users to edit column headers for Table and Matrix visualizations

                                        Scenario: User creates a new Power View report. The field list contains attributes with descriptive but very long names. The names are so long that the user can only fit 3-4 columns in a table or matrix. User cannot edit to shorten column names so more columns can fit on the page.

                                        As Is: Users cannot edit column names without modifying underlying source (query or model).
                                        To Be: User can modify column names so columns with long names need not be changed in source where longer names are more appropriate.

                                        972 votes
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                                          under review  ·  28 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Sparkline

                                          Can we add sparkline support to tables and matrix? Native Excel PivotTable supports it.

                                          http://www.tips-for-excel.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Picture117.png

                                          958 votes
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