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  1. DAX calculations at visual level of reports

    Provide a simple way to write formulas that work with the data displayed in a visual. For example, the running total of a measure in a table or in a chart according to the sort order of the visual should be something like this:

    Running Total = ReportData[Sales] + PREVIOUS ( ReportData[Running Total] )

    Where ReportData is the content of the current visual, Sales and Running Total are the names of the columns in the current visual. The user is not expected to know the model content, the calculation can be executed on top of any data currently being displayed.

    1,901 votes
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  2. Page/Tab Level Secuirty

    Row level security makes it hard to hide EVERYTHING from a specific user login having the page/Tab secuirty within Power BI for different user Login would be very helpful
    For Example: something like USERPRINCIPALNAME() which would be dynamic for different user login to hide and show pages that would act as Page/Tab Level Security.

    1,385 votes
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  3. Option to use either light or dark interface.

    New Desktop app update installed an almost white user interface. There is zero contrast which is not good for the eyes. I see where some people have requested a light interface so incorporate an option to select either light or dark theme like in the Office apps.

    5,473 votes
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  4. Support for multi-monitor in Power BI Desktop

    When you develop complex data models and reports, it's common to switch frequently back and forth between the Report, Data and Model views.

    Having support for multiple monitors would enable to Power BI developers to use secondary (or third) monitor to simultaneously and seamlessly work across these views.

    454 votes
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  5. Turn off Matrix Total

    It is not intuitive how to turn off the Grand Total row in a matrix. If you go to Format\Grand Total, there is no option to turn it off. Instead you have to go to Subtotal\Per Row Level and then turn Header off. This is not intuitive and not discover able unless someone else shows you how to do it.

    I have a demo of how it works now here https://twitter.com/ExceleratorBI/status/1256308974313332737

    Please simply put a slider under Grand Total to show/hide the grand total in a matrix (and table visual)

    147 votes
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  6. Support creating calculation groups in Power BI Desktop

    Support the creation of DAX calculation groups in Power BI Desktop - otherwise Power BI can only consume calculation groups created in Analysis Services, whereas it would be very useful to have this feature in any Power BI model.
    Even just a simple text window with a script would be fine. You can clean up the UI later.
    Thanks.

    2,440 votes
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  7. Add expand/collapse feature to column headers

    Vote on this idea if you want expand/collapse on column headers in the matrix similar to what was shipped for row headers in November (https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-november-2018-feature-summary/#expandCollapse).

    5,915 votes
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  8. No Ctrl-Click on Buttons Needed for Bookmarks View Mode

    When editing in Desktop, you have to Ctrl-Click a button to trigger the assigned action - very good. But when you have multiple bookmarks and you go into "View" mode, you are effectively in "PowerPoint Mode". When in this mode, there should be just a single click for a button (no ctrl needed).

    452 votes
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  9. Measure-driven DataLabels

    We need to be able to label specific data points with dynamically generated values (including text). Use cases include:
    * Labeling the first or last point of line charts with values
    * Labeling the last point of series in a line chart with the series name, to directly inform the user which series is which, rather than have them constantly move their eyes between a legend and the many series on a graph.
    * Labeling particular values of interest, to aid storytelling.

    These things are bulk-standard features of good dashboard design, and are essential in order to design optimal user-friendly…

    276 votes
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  10. Built in Git support in PowerBI Desktop

    When you create a PowerBI report in Power BI Desktop it transparently create \ use a git repository. So you just worked normally, then when you hit publish, it actually push to remote.

    Gitignore could be used to exclude data from being published to the repository. PowerBI would have version control which is desperately needed.

    This would work well with the whole Microsoft buying Github \ Azure DevOps, both from the perspective of promoting good practices such as code version control and CI\CD - process of developing in development and promoting to UAT\production

    It would also allow IT to get…

    1,948 votes
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  11. Dax calculated measure name / Dynamic column headers

    Dax Measure names are currently static and when added to a table or matrix there is no way to dynamically change the measure or column name.

    using SELECTEDVALUE a user is able to change the context of a measure to show for example Actuals, Budget or Forecast but the measure name remains static. This is not very user friendly since we are not providing the end-user with a clear context if the measure can be modified by SELECTEDVALUE but the measure name does not provide a matching context.

    If the measure name or column name had the ability to be…

    36 votes
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  12. dynamically-specify-data-colour-using-measure for Line Charts

    There is dire need to have this functionality implemented for the line charts to retain the data colors(user specific hexacode in automated fashion) for the same data points across the different line charts. We need the functionality to change the colors using measure.

    https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/13757925-dynamically-specify-data-colour-using-column-e-g

    34 votes
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  13. Show column data profile statistics in header

    Add a column data profile histogram in the data view for every column in Power BI Desktop. This handy feature exists in Power Query (sometimes only on sampled data).

    Add this feature to Power BI Desktop as well, please.

    1,809 votes
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  14. Customize visible items in new filter experience

    The standard slicers have now a visual level filter, but the new filter experience does not have a similar feature. A correspondent "visual level filter" allowing to define conditions that make an item visible or not. in the new filter experience. The reasons are the same that justified visual level filter in standard slicers.

    419 votes
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  15. When showing subtotals at the bottom, show the attributes there as well and not on top

    When I choose the option to show the subtotals at the bottom, I expect to see the attribute name there as well and not just on top. This is especially crucial for financial statements, like shown here: https://wp.me/p6lgsG-YC

    An option to toggle between showing attributes at the bottom only or at the top as well would be ideal.

    1,907 votes
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  16. Default Visual Headers OFF for Text Boxes, Shapes and Images

    I can't think of many use cases where having visual headers on for these items would be useful?

    Would be one less pain point if these were defaulted as off

    23 votes
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  17. Add Quick Access Toolbar to new Ribbon, or at least Save/Undo/Redo

    The new ribbon introduced as a preview in the Nov 2019 release is really good, but it got rid of the Quick Access Toolbar that gave us persistent access to the Save, Undo, and Redo buttons no matter what ribbon was showing.

    Now, there is no save button, and Undo/Redo are in the Home ribbon only, so you cannot access them with the mouse from the View, Modeling, or other ribbons.

    100 votes
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  18. Create model KPIs in Power BI Desktop

    KPIs can be defined in the Analysis Services model hosted by Power BI, but there's no UI to create them in Power BI Desktop.

    The icon sets feature (https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-july-2019-feature-summary/#iconSets) lets you define indicators with logic in the visual itself, but having that logic centrally defined in a model KPI lets you re-use it across visuals and even reports.

    249 votes
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  19. Ability to display all type of data details in tooltip or tooltip page for Stacked/Clustered Bar/Column Charts

    The default tooltip only shows one type of data details when the bar/column is browsed, as well as tooltip page with Keep all filters toggle on. It will be difficult to read when each type of data is very narrow in the bar/column. It will be great to have a feature which tooltip or tooltip page is able to show all type of data details of the bar/column which is browsed.

    58 votes
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  20. Export to CSV

    Hello,
    In https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/9609906-export-powerbi-desktop-to-csv-excel its been reported that export to CSV is implemented.

    Unfortunately its very limited aka you can't export more than 30k rows.

    Considering the fact that PBI can import hundred of thousands of rows its pretty strange that it can export only 30k rows...

    I believe that a lot of people out there working with huge datasets and doing extensive ETL operations and this feature is really needed.

    Also you can't export from Data tab, only from visuals which is very limiting.

    Please consider to make export limit only dependent on RAM available without artificial limitations. Thanks!

    61 votes
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