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  1. Unstructured text search/analysis in Q&A

    This idea is to add unstructured text search/analysis to the Q&A module in PowerBI. This will enable users to search for keywords and/or phrases in the text column through the Q&A search field, so that I could do more advanced filtering on non-numeric data.

    If the dataset contains a column with unstructured text (e.g. DescriptionText), I want to search for and/or filter on keywords in this column. Sample value for DescriptionText column: "Conceptual study for California solar power plant 2013". I want to use PowerBI Q&A to search for (and count) items that contain California in the DescriptionText column. This…

    123 votes
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      6 comments  ·  Q&A  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Count should return 0 instead of (Blank)

      Count of <some column> should return 0 instead of '(Blank)' (looks better on a Dashboard)

      96 votes
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        20 comments  ·  Q&A  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Q&A en Español - Consultas en lenguaje Natural

        Q&A es algo increíble! La facilidad con la podemos escribir y hacer las preguntas en un lenguaje natural y obtener las respuestas al instante es simplemente impresionante y único...si hablas inglés y entiendes inglés.

        Lamentablemente, el único idioma soportado en estos momentos es el inglés y es ésta la razón por la cual tenemos esta nueva sugerencia.

        Necesitamos el Q&A o PreguntasyRespuestas totalmente en español! (por favor)

        76 votes
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          8 comments  ·  Q&A  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          planned  ·  Nick CaldwellNick Caldwell responded

          Now that we feel the UX is solid, we are moving this one to planning phase.

        • Tell me what I can ask

          When I connect to a new data source and don't really know the structure of the data, I have no idea what questions I can ask. I should get some suggestions or a list of what fields are in the data, etc.

          54 votes
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          • 50 votes
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              6 comments  ·  Q&A  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Need to continue support global synonyms.

              This is the key to make Q&A scalable. Understand global synonyms is undisclosed feature, but it's key and we should definitely add it. The way we use it today is to create a simple keyword such as 'perftrack' 'myperformance', which are global synonyms to complex queries like "show me fy15 q1 tgt and q1 shipped and q1 att and h1 tgt and h1 shipped and h1 fcst and h1 fcst att and h1ltg and h1 upside matrix", so that end users (people who are usually not tech savvy) can really self serve. Without global synonyms or similar features, Q&A will…

              42 votes
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              • Add Q&A optimization tool

                Power BI for Office 365 there is wonderful tool for optimizing Q&A (add custom synonyms and phrases). I think this functionality should be implemented in new Power BI too.

                41 votes
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                  under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Q&A  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow me to change the data source used in a Q&A result

                  When I have multiple data sources, typing a question doesn't always bring back the right data. I need to be able to change which workbook/connection Q&A uses to show me results.

                  32 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Q&A  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Export visuals form Visual studio to .pbiviz

                    How can i export viuals form Visual Studio to PoweBi visuals format (pbiviz)

                    31 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Q&A  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Top N support in Q&A

                      Would like to be able use the "Top N" filter in Q&A -- As in "Top 5 Customers by total revenue"

                      30 votes
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                        11 comments  ·  Q&A  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Need to be able to send a URL to a Q&A result like we do today. This is super critical to make it scalable!

                        Currently we use Q&A for all reporting and analytics purpose and the way we do it is to generate a required view through Q&A and send people the link, who can just keep the link which will always provide updated data whenever underlying Q&A workbook refrehes (daily).

                        29 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Q&A  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support Q&A with Power BI RLS (Row Level Security)

                          When enabling RLS (Role/Row level security) in Power , Q&A stop working. Can you please fix that ?

                          Thanks !

                          25 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Q&A  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Need a way to test a new Q&A model before releasing to production.

                            Need a way to test a Q&A model (in some sort of a dev environment) before releasing (to production environment). This is especially critical in enterprise settings, where any change to the data model will likely have large business impact affecing a large number of people.

                            25 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Q&A  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Arithmetic in Q&A questions

                              I want to be able to write a question that says "Revenue - Tax over time" and have Q&A create the calculation for me on the fly.

                              23 votes
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                                under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Q&A  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Secure personal Health Information (PHI) in Power BI to Hipaa level.

                                Is the PHI information secure to Hipaa levels? If you upload the data to the designer, is it now out of the control of the user.

                                21 votes
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                                • Have Power BI Q&A support hebrew

                                  Power BI Q&A engine is great , But most of our user are native hebrew speakers. Can Q&A support hebrew ?

                                  18 votes
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                                  • OneNote and PowerBI

                                    I attended the CRM Dynamics Blitz yesterday and they said that OneNote will be an option in addition to the notes column.

                                    I find this awesome. Can PowerBI look at the OneNote data remotely like Excel?

                                    15 votes
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                                      4 comments  ·  Q&A  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Improve Q&A info navigation by understanding R and SQL logical conventions

                                      Currently Q&A natural language only works for the simplest data statements. For almost all of our data models, it would help A LOT if Q&A could understand some specific logical statements which would allow us to identify non-ambiguously some subsetted information to chart. I can add examples if you'd like. Currently Q&A is too primitive for more complex data models with some ambiguities.
                                      (although I love the natural language dream, it's not really good enough yet for our scenarios and data models.

                                      13 votes
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                                      • QnA Backspace Back to Dashboard

                                        When you type a QnA query (not hitting enter), and then backspace the entire query, you should return to the dashboard or the last screen.

                                        11 votes
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                                        • Count Distinct in Q & A & Dashboard Views

                                          It seems that when I send a query such as "Count Distinct of Item Title" from my data set, it ignores Distinct, and only provides a summary. Likewise, if I create a report that uses count distinct, and pin it to the dashboard, it treats it as Count (not blank), so the wrong value appears in the dashboard.

                                          11 votes
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