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  1. Print option from Power BI Desktop

    A print option for Power BI Desktop is required.

    This will support design and development efforts by having a hard copy available for use in scenarios where online and real-time are not the best approach or even the most appropriate approach.

    3,530 votes
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      96 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Power BI Designer for Mac

      Provide a Power BI Designer application install for Mac OSs.

      2,719 votes
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        489 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Matrix +/- Collapse/ Expand Buttons

        Please add Collapse/Expand buttons in the Matrix Visualizations. Otherwise when all fields are expanded by default the user would have to scroll a lot to find what they are looking for. I could add a slicer to take user to the data they are looking for but then the rest of the data in the matrix disappears and more specifically the overall totals change!Expand/Collapse buttons would keep the overall totals as intended and totals for other fields while allowing the user to only expand the field they are interested in. Also ability to do conditional formatting for a specific field…

        2,300 votes
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          159 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Looks like Amanda’s link didn’t work so I wanted to update again. Here’s our documentation on the new preview:
          https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-desktop-matrix-visual/

          There are a few highly requested features that we know are missing (resizing columns, sorting etc.) and they’re outlined at the bottom of that document .They’ll come in future releases!

          You’ll also see a link right at the bottom of that page to a survey where you can gives us your feedback on what we should prioritize on top of this preview.

          and please do keep commenting here – we read everything even if we can’t reply to them.

          Thanks for the feedback!

        • Power BI Desktop Auto Update

          I'm shocked that I'm required to download a new version of Power BI every time you roll out updates. It's 2015, push those updates via the web to my desktop app, how hard can that be?

          1,861 votes
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            95 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            As you may have heard from the Data Insights Summit, we are planning to improve this experience. We’ll start by making Power BI Desktop available through the Windows Store, which will give auto-update and remove the admin requirements. Longer term we want to enroll in Microsoft Update, but there’s more work to do there so it’ll take some time.

            Thanks for supporting this idea!
            Will

          • Lock elements

            It would be great to be able to lock the elements in the desktop version so that when using the scroll bars (on a slicer) that the control does not lift off the page and be dragged after I have found the items I wanted to tick.

            In fact being able to lock the elements down so that they cannot be moved (from maybe a Top left corner anchor point) would be better all round

            1,487 votes
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              8 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              under review  ·  Nick CaldwellNick Caldwell responded

              Good idea! Perhaps it can be added quickly, I’ll bring it up at our next sprint planning discussion.

            • Slideshow in Full Screen/TV mode for Power BI Desktop

              Slideshow in Full Screen/TV mode for Power BI Desktop

              1,486 votes
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                4 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow copy and paste between different PBIX's

                Often we need to expand on an idea from one report further and copy and paste visuals/pages from one PBIX to another. This would be a huge productivity and quality benefit.

                1,335 votes
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                  67 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Power BI Designer API

                  Power BI Designer saves a local PBIX file, which can be a file to export data and data model – in other words, it’s a format that contains a complete semantic model. All the applications that today export data in several formats (CSV, Excel, XML), might provide a richer semantic model exporting a PBIX file.

                  Many ISV/SI that have OLTP and other applications that stores data in some database, usually struggle to offer a compelling BI story to their customers. The smaller they are, the more they feel this pressure because probably the effort they can put in their custom…

                  1,060 votes
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                    43 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow the creation of a Theme Pack

                    Allow for the creation of a corporate color theme pack. Same principle of styles in Excel: I define a set of styles (colors, fonts, background, format,...) and apply to my report items. For example, let me set the default slicer background color to a suitable shade so that all slicer created start with my default color settings. I would also like to be able to save me color scheme separately so that i can share it with colleagues to create a consistent feel.

                    900 votes
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                      49 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add Filter in Data View PowerBI Desktop

                      Hi,
                      I was hoping if you could add Filter Option in Data View Tab like Excel or PowerPivot. This would make cross checking super convenient

                      Regards,
                      Sami

                      732 votes
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                        103 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Conditional formatted measures using SWITCH

                        A current limitation in Power BI SWITCH measures (and all Power Pivot actually) is that a SWITCH measure must have a single format. It is currently not possible to conditionally format the measure result based on any criteria - it is one single format only. There are valid use cases where you may want to change the format of the SWITCH measure depending on the result. Consider the following SWITCH statement
                        myMeasure = SUMX(MeasureTable,switch([selected measure],
                        1,[Total Sales],
                        2,[Total Cost],
                        3,[Total Margin],
                        4,[Chg Sales vs LY %]
                        ))
                        The first 3 results are all currency format, but the last result is…

                        612 votes
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                          22 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add presentation mode to desktop client

                          Now that Power BI Desktop is a full BI tool, add the option to go to presentation mode. This would go full screen, presenting the visuals and filters as in reading view in the online version.

                          606 votes
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                            under review  ·  14 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Measure Dependency View (similar to the Query Dependency View)

                            The newly introduced Query Dependency view is phenomenal but what we really need is a Measure Dependency view. Here is what it might look like: http://ppvt.pro/2eXKndh
                            And a video detailing this idea: https://youtu.be/sYjBB_Ef66M

                            In one of my production models I have 60 Queries, but I have 200+ measures! I believe that is typical; usually I build Queries and Measures as lego blocks, combining simpler ones into more complex ones needed in the end. In fact I needed it so badle that I attempted to build a Measure Dependency view using NodeXL. While that works, it's a lot of heavy lifting.…

                            482 votes
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                              29 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Calculated measures when live connected to MDX cubes

                              In May 2017 Power BI Desktop started supporting creation of DAX measures when working in live connect mode to an external SSAS model: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-may-feature-summary/

                              Vote on this idea if you want support for calculated measures against multidimensional models too.

                              468 votes
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                                38 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Power Map integration

                                Power BI designer should integrate Power Map design experience, don't let Power Map just like a stand-along part of Power BI...

                                455 votes
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                                  26 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  under review  ·  Filip KaradzicFilip Karadzic responded

                                  We are looking to improve our maps. A new Shape Map control is expected in the summer which will solve some of these issues.

                                • When will the KPI Red/Yellow/Green Indicators be available on PowerBI Desktop?

                                  KPI Red/Yellow/Green Indicators were available in the old version. With the new PowerBI Desktop this feature is not available anymore. If you link to the old version to the Desktop it converts the RYG Indicator Dots to a number. Will the Red/Yellow/Green Indicators be added back to PowerBI Desktop? If so When?

                                  407 votes
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                                    escalated  ·  29 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Dynamically specify Data Colour using column e.g #A66999.

                                    The ability to provide specify the Data Colour for each item in the Legend field. E.g. a column from the data source in which to specify the colour e.g. #A66999 for each item in the Legend field.

                                    This would apply to all the standard charts, e.g. bar, column, line chart, any of the charts with the Legend property.

                                    383 votes
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                                      under review  ·  22 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Ability to align the column content

                                      Add the ability to align the column content in tables, e.g. left- and right-aligned, centred, etc. in Power BI Desktop.

                                      328 votes
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                                        58 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Import PowerBI Desktop model into SSAS Analysis Services Tabular

                                        Import a PowerBI Desktop file into a SSAS Tabular Instance or SQL Server Data Tools

                                        313 votes
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                                          19 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow more data points to be displayed on a map

                                          I work in the Real Estate industry and receive requests to plot data points on map showing sales in which our company has participated. Everything went fine until I tried viewing all the data points and ended up with "Showing a Representative Sample". I would like the ability to show a minimum of 2500 data points

                                          313 votes
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                                            under review  ·  20 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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