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  1. Field Format - Report Wide

    We often have columns or measures that we want to be formatted the same in EVERY report tab in EVERY visual the same way. There is no universal method to format a measure in every visual in a report. We have to go into each visual on each report tab and do the exact same field formatting (colors, etc.) in each visual. We would like there to be a Universal option.

    And, you know what will come next? :-) No doubt, somebody will want the formatting to be report wide EXCEPT for one single visual somewhere. Is that possible too?

    346 votes
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  2. Format Strings don't work on a SSAS Model with Calculation Group(s)

    AAS recently implemented Calculation Groups with big fanfare.

    However any SSAS / AAS Cube that has any users using Power BI in Live Connect mode cannot add this feature to their cube. I would be willing to bet this is > 95% of all Microsofts Cube customers.

    The problem is that any graphical visual (i.e. not table/matrix/card) will not honour any format string (static or dynamic).

    This means that any simple measure that shows a % will show as a decimal 0.01 instead of 1%.

    This is such a jarring issue for users it means that we cannot use the…

    43 votes
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  3. Visibilty (Hide an Item)

    Develop an item formatting property which allows to set the visibility of a report item when you want to conditionally hide the item based on a report parameter or some other expression that you specify (also DAX expressions).

    You can develop this incrementally starting from visuals, then text boxes, then shapes and buttons....

    If you want to go the extra mile, you can also develop a functionality that allows the final user to toggle the visibility of report items.

    For more information and since it was an available and really useful capability see "Add an Expand or Collapse Action to…

    711 votes
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  4. Allow Pro Users to Publish RDL files from Report Builder

    The current version of the report builder can only be published by premium capacity accounts. It would be awesome to include this feature for pro users as well and allow us to add paginated reports to our apps we develop. We have a flat organizational structure and tend to use power BI for clients. We all have pro licenses but there is not much sense to buy premium capacity at this time. However, having this feature would be a huge benefit to everyone using power bi under pro accounts.

    225 votes
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  5. Toggle Counts on/off in Filter Pane

    The new Filter Pane experience is really nice. However, the count numbers next to the selection boxes in the Basic drop downs can be confusing to users - they can have no relevance to what is showing on the page. Please add functionality to where these counts be toggled off!

    190 votes
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  6. Please include the option of Exporting Power BI reports to Excel which will include all the items present in the report

    Please upgrade the feature of Exporting Power BI reports to Excel which will include all the items present in the report.

    Currently Power BI reports exports only the individual visualization(Table/Matrix) by clicking on "..." options but instead we want to export the whole report at once.

    Just like how the SSRS reports exports into excel by keeping the logos, headers, formatting and other items when exported to excel.

    Requesting Microsoft Power BI team to include this functionality in Power BI as this is a life saver and absolutely necessary for our Organization.

    Thank you

    76 votes
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  7. Powerbi SSAS Table Sequencing - no option of model sort

    When we develop a SSAS tabular model in Visual studio, there is option to sort the table\column by model sort. .
    Powerbi ignores the table sequencing and always sorts it alphabetically .

    Feature Suggestion - Powerbi should sequence the table\columns as it is (model sort) and in addition provide option to switch between alphabetical vs model sort

    12 votes
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  8. Simple conditional formatting for positive and negative values

    Add a check box in the conditional formatting screens for icons, background and font to allow a simple Positive / Negative / Neutral .

    The current layout is confusing for users

    20 votes
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  9. Make it easier for everyone to choose horizontal slicer layout

    Add a drop down option to slicer to choose "horizontal" list, and name it something meaningful like "button layout"

    18 votes
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  10. Separate settings for Export Data and Build Permission

    The current setup of Build Permission is too extensive and I see a need to find a middle ground in terms of data access permission. What I (and I assume others) need is a middle-level configuration where users cannot build new reports on the dataset (including analyze-in-excel), but can still use Export to Excel based on pre-configuered visuals. This way the developer can control what data granularity or filter is available to the consumers.

    This ties in to existing requests to disable Analyze-in-Excel feature specifically, and now expands into the broader scenario of Build Permission and shared datasets.

    Related post…

    86 votes
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  11. Option to default all visuals to cross filter instead of cross highlight should be added next to Format Ribbon next to Edit Interactions

    Rather than digging into Options and Settings > Options > Current Report, it would be great to have a check box right next to the Edit Interactions button.

    14 votes
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  12. B2B Workspace Contributors not able to republish reports via Power BI Service

    B2B users, set up as Contributors to a workspace, are unable to replace a report with an updated version. Contributors do not have access to modify a dataset, which is required when republishing a report with a modified version. The contributor role should include data set replacement privileges.

    The option where you can enable particular users to modify a report via the dataset tab is inefficient in a large organization using a premium capacity with a large number of contributors distributed across many teams.

    34 votes
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  13. Turn on ONE option in visual header by clicking on it, not by turning on everything, and unclicking other

    Right now you have c.a. 16 option in visual header, so when you want to turn on only one of them (f.e. focus mode), you need to turn on everything and then click 15 times to unclick unnecessary options. It could work like the slicer: you may click on "select all" or just choose the ones you want.
    Think of the report with 20 pages x 5 visuals on page, it is a lot of clicking... :)

    10 votes
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  14. Change Default Slicer Selection Controls

    The ability to set the default selection controls should be in the Options. When using a Slicer, I want to be able to turn OFF the Multi-select with CTRL and turn ON the Show "Select All" Option. This is the opposite of the current defaults. I would rather set this once for the entire report as the default my preferred method rather than having to change this on each slicer that has these options available.

    30 votes
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  15. Transfer data from a dataset to an external application automatically

    We load the data into Power BI and transform it. On top it, the reports are being built and published to a Power BI service. The external applications want the data out of Power BI datasets in service to be transferred to them on a daily basis automatically. May be achieving through data transfer to a server location or external applications can make a API call to read the data from Power BI datasets.

    Subscribing paginated reports to emails would not work, as the external applications cannot read out of emails automatically in our organization as per our security guidelines.

    9 votes
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  16. Please add a feature to convert HEX code into color in filter in Power BI

    I have a column of project name and Hex code.

    Project name| Hex code

     P1                 #32C44F
    
    P3 #67FA7F

    I want to show color in filter. There is no provision to convert HEX code into color in column.
    We can achieve the same by having image URL of the same in data but directly its not possible.

    6 votes
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  17. DAX for SSAS Multidimensional

    Enable DAX support for reports using live connection to SQL Server Multi-Dimensional in Power BI Desktop and Power BI Service. Simple DAX measures like: Amount in Thousands = [Measure]/1000. TGT Variance = [Actual]-[Target] etc. could be created on report level and would be massively useful. Now I must extend enterprise data model (cube) every time when I need something like [Measure]/1000 in one Power BI report. This is crazy. I understand, that because Multidimensional don’t understand concept of Table, so some DAX functions will not work. This should be developer’s responsibility to develop and test. If intellisense doesn’t work also…

    110 votes
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  18. Subscribing to bookmarks

    When we create a bookmark in service, subscription should be made available for these bookmarks as well.

    14 votes
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  19. Hyperlinks to filtered reports. Dynamic URLs based on filters

    Forget the tiles, customization or constant filtering. Imagine the URL (that currently only differs per report) also dynamically changes per filter applied.

    Example URL: report-a-filter=X-customer=a9234jk

    If this function is available, hyperlinking can be used in all systems around the world in order to directly link to filtered reports. This enables easy ability to create buttons in your CRM or ERP systems such as: View X/customer/supplier/product in Power BI.

    This eliminates a lot of customization that's currently used to link seperate systems to powerBI or download tiles for viewing that only work with specific software. Since Hyperlinks can be added easily…

    7 votes
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  20. Retain the formatting of columns when Power BI reports are exported to excel

    Requesting Power BI team to include this feature of retaining the formatting of columns when Power BI reports are exported to excel.

    Just like SSRS and Paginated reports when exported to excel has the "Word wrap" and other rich formatting, we would need the same for Power BI reports when exported to excel as well.

    Thank you

    31 votes
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