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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.

    5,205 votes
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      172 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      planned  ·  loreylorey responded

      We are currently working through our design for global filters, we’ll have something for you guys to give feedback on in a couple of months. We’ll be sending out a survey in the next month, hope you take part and let us know what you’re looking for.

    • 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

      3,490 votes
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        77 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        started  ·  Filip KaradzicFilip Karadzic responded

        We are planning to bring the idea of Themes that will be customizable and will be easily applied to both reports and dashboards.

      • Integrate SSRS reports

        Source dashboard reports from SSRS reports.

        3,405 votes
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          75 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.

        • 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.

          2,915 votes
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            planned  ·  53 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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…

            2,070 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…

            • Integrate Powerbi with Pivot tables

              Hi, I have used Powerview extensively. Pivot table connected to a Tabular Model is today the best available tool for pivoting. Nothing to beat it. howevere powerview and pivot tables are not integrated to each other, i.e. they do not share the same parameters. The filters I have selected in Powerview shold also filter (optionally) a pivot table also.

              1,393 votes
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                started  ·  74 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Drill Down in Dashboard

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

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                  57 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

                • 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…

                  934 votes
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                    42 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Ability to share datasets or connection to other users.

                    Ability to share Dataset and connectivity to other users

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                      50 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

                    • 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…

                      848 votes
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                        32 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

                        837 votes
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                          under review  ·  27 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.

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                            21 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?

                          • 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…

                            764 votes
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                              12 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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.

                              710 votes
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                                26 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.

                                636 votes
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                                  19 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.

                                • 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

                                  624 votes
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                                    35 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    under review  ·  loreylorey responded

                                    Thanks for the suggestion! Please provide more details.

                                  • 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…

                                    487 votes
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                                      20 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      started  ·  FetiyeFetiye responded

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

                                    • 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.

                                      480 votes
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                                        27 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.

                                      • Proper Scorecarding

                                        Allow to define a structure (weights and hierarchy) of a scorecard based on the measures/KPIs in the data sources being queried, and visualize the scorecard on the dashboard

                                        452 votes
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                                          22 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Change Datasets Under Power BI Site Reports (i.e. Deployment Model)

                                          There is currently not path for developing and deploying Power BI Site Reports/Dashboards developed against on-premise Tabular AS cubes (via AS Connector). This effectively forces us to develop in production (and is detrimental to Power BI being as an enterprise grade tool). Ultimately, we need a way to change connections on the datasets underlying reports. We could then develop a new report against a "dev" cube and then promote it to the "prod" cube.

                                          443 votes
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