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  1. Global filter in dashboards

    Allow me to pin a filter to the dashboard that can be associated with one or more pinned dashboard KPIs.

    2,536 votes
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      191 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hey all – we’re looking into how best to tackle this and other filter-related functionality. If you have a few moments, please take the following survey to share your thoughts. The survey takes ~10 minutes to complete, and will help make sure that what we’re building meets your needs. We appreciate your feedback!
       
      https://aka.ms/x998cx

    • Custom branding/colour scheme of dashboard (custom css?)

      How sexy the data looks is sometimes more important than how accurate it is!

      I love a light grey/dark grey colour scheme as much as the next person, but it be great to be able to brand the dashboard with the organisation colours/background watermark/logos etc. Maybe offer an option to modify the default CSS used - similar to how blogging sites like blogger allow you to change your page layouts/colours with a simple admin gui or completely change it by rewriting the CSS

      1,642 votes
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        78 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Pass filters in URL

        It would be great if we can pass filters in the url of the dashboard, which will filter the reports based on various parameters e.g. current fiscal period, geography, person's role, department etc.

        1,528 votes
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          59 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hey all – we’re looking into how best to tackle this and other filter-related functionality.

          If you have a few moments, please take the following survey to share your thoughts. The survey takes ~10 minutes to complete, and will help ensure that what we’re building meets your needs. We appreciate your feedback!
           
          https://aka.ms/x998cx

        • Integrate SSRS reports

          Source dashboard reports from SSRS reports.

          1,478 votes
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            82 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            We are actively working on integrating SSRS reports into Power BI. SSRS is a very rich platform with huge array of extensibility options that customers are heavily using. So running these reports on prem and delivering the results to Power BI dashboard tiles is one option that we are exploring as a first step. If you have any inputs/suggestions, please comment on it.

          • Security - Ability to maintain source security for reports published on BI Sites

            The general requirement is that visualizations (Power View, SSRS etc...) must not circumvent existing policies, or introduce yet another set of security policies on top of those already implemented at the source.

            * For example, a visualization of sales data needs to reflect the policy that account managers can only read sales data for their region.
            * For performance reasons, this is enforced at the source by injecting predicates into the query based on the end users identity. If identities for end users are not passed down the process chain into the data layer, it leaves us little option but…

            873 votes
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              88 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Hey all!

              We’ve continued to make progress here, so I wanted to update this thread with our current capabilities for maintaining security on dashboards/reports.

              As always, all of this information can be found in our Row-Level Security (RLS)documentation: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-admin-rls/

              > If you have set up RLS in Analysis Services, Power BI will send the signed-in user’s credentials to Analysis Services, and respect the RLS rules set up on the on-premises model.

              > Separately, you can set up RLS in Power BI for data sources that you import or connect to via DirectQuery. This process starts in PBI Desktop, where you define roles, and write DAX to constrain what data these roles can see. As part of this process, can you use the UserPrincipalName() DAX function to get the current signed in user’s UPN (e.g. joe@contoso.com). Then, once you publish to service, you can assign users to these…

            • Drill Down in Dashboard

              Drill down on axis in dashboard without having to enter into the report itself

              704 votes
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                78 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                under review  ·  FetiyeFetiye responded

                This is a good idea. We will review this and prioritize against other work.

                Thank you,
                Fetiye

              • input fields

                What about adding input fields to the dashboard widgets. Kind of like the text field but it is enabled for user input. This input field can be used in new column and new measure fields so that once the dashboard is set up the user can easily (without filtering) explore the data by entering different values such as if you had an input box for unit price. Then if you change it all the charts of total sales, revenue, etc. Will update to reflect what would happen if you increase the price by 10%. This will enable people to quickly…

                472 votes
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                  under review  ·  42 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Table filter

                  I'd like to be able to select a record in a table and have a chart on the dashboard filtered by that record. For example in PerformancePoint you can create a KPI list and then have a filter action to filter a line chart by the selected KPI. Ideally it would be good to have something similar to Tableau chart actions where you can customize which charts are affected by the filter, method of activating the action (click, hover etc). I understand this might be complex so I'd settle for a special type of table which restricts you to one…

                  450 votes
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                    49 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Ability to select multiple items in a report in a dashboard

                    Ability to select multiple items in a chart say multiple bars, pie's etc and automatically have filters applied to all the existing reports. this helps to highlight anomalies and see all the surrounding reports changes as we do it and showcase risks/opportunities

                    442 votes
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                      under review  ·  36 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Public URL for Dashboards

                      We (and many others) would like to be able to have a public URL for any dashboard that is created. This would enable us to share visualizations outside our organization, with partners, etc.

                      386 votes
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                        22 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        under review  ·  Faisal MohamoodFaisal Mohamood responded

                        We will think about enabling this. Won’t “embedding” in a public site via iframe be sufficient?

                      • Ability to share datasets or connection to other users.

                        Ability to share Dataset and connectivity to other users

                        381 votes
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                          54 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Distributing datasets is possible in the PBI service today via the following steps:

                          1) As the sharer, go to the gear > “Create Content Pack” > add the dataset you’d like to share – optionally, you may also choose to add additional datasets, report, or dashboards

                          2) As the recipient, go to Get Data > “My Organization” and select the content pack created in step 1

                          3) Click on the “…” in the dataset that is added to your workspace, and click “Make a copy”

                          The recipient can then start creating reports based on the new dataset.

                          Does this meet your needs? Please let us know via comments or e-mail.

                          -Sirui

                        • Ability to add Feedback or Questions on Dashboard

                          Would be great if we had a notes area of the Dashboard for people to leave comments or questions about the content on the Dashboard. Same would be true for the PowerView Reports, except have them rollup in the Dashboard area.

                          358 votes
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                            35 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            planned  ·  loreylorey responded

                            We are currently planning this feature. As we scope the area, it would be great to get any additional feedback you have around how you’d like this feature to work. Keep voting this up and giving us more feedback so we can incorporate it into our design.

                          • Transfer of ownership of created dashboards

                            It would be great if there was an option to tranfer ownership of created reports and dashboards. This way, work would not have to be duplicated if the original creator was to leave the company/change roles/etc.

                            350 votes
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                              24 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              planned  ·  loreylorey responded

                              This is planned before end of year. We’re trying to finish up some other admin capabilities first like auditing, and adding a Power BI Admin.

                            • Handle data connection updates without forcing recreation of content

                              In the online version of power bi, if you change the account the SSAS connector runs under, the connection in powerbi becomes cached and cannot be updated. Additionally, changing servers from for example one Azure server to another breaks the connection.

                              For Enterprise customers to use power bi, it is necessary for us to be able to point existing data connections to new configuration locations.

                              Without this capability, if we move SSAS servers or change the account that the connector runs under, we have to manually create a new connection for all of our users and they must re-create their…

                              338 votes
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                                13 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Dropdown and/or tree list global filter

                                To allow a filter to cover a hierarchy with perhaps 5000 or 10,000 items nested through multiple levels of a hierarchy.

                                Eg, for a sub category and below

                                279 votes
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                                  38 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  under review  ·  loreylorey responded

                                  Thanks for the suggestion! Please provide more details.

                                • Annotating visualizations!

                                  The ability to annotate a visualization, for example a chart or graph, would make both the dashboard and reports experience more robust.

                                  260 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Refresh dashboards tiles when i change a report

                                    It very annoying having to re-draw every dashboard that uses a specific report. It would be nice having automatic refresh of the dashboard tile when I change a report involved.

                                    246 votes
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                                      30 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      started  ·  loreylorey responded

                                      We’re working on a solution that we believe will solve this problem. Stay tuned.

                                    • Change display name of fields

                                      It should be possible to change the display name of fields instead of just showing the raw column name from the dataset.

                                      242 votes
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                                        32 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Change background color on dashboard

                                        Change background color on dashboard so it can align with my organization's brand.

                                        238 votes
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                                          under review  ·  30 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow Power BI Designer to open a Dataset or Report published in online Power BI repository

                                          If you setup a data source using the Power BI Analysis Services Connector that shows up in the Power BI online Dataset repository you should allow the use of that dataset directly from the Power BI Designer.

                                          This will allow you to publish reports using the already shared dataset and it also gives you a better experience querying a tabular data source then the Power BI Designer does now when connecting directly to the tabular instance.

                                          I would say this should also apply to any other 3rd party data source created there for the likes GitHub, Salesforce, etc.

                                          You should…

                                          231 votes
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                                            22 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                            started  ·  FetiyeFetiye responded

                                            We are currently working on the support to re-open pbix files from desktop.

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