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  1. 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.

    652 votes
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      56 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Advanced Gantt Chart

      The current Gantt Chart in the Custom Visuals Office Store is a step in the right direction, but unfortunately it is pretty much useless in it's current state.

      Please add an Advanced Gantt Chart for proper project management (multiple projects with multiple activities).

      - Add Milestones on top of the Activity Bars based on a data column (and preferably multiple types of Milestone icons)

      - Ability to chose size of the bars (the ones we have now are huge)

      - Ability to expand/collapse a group of Activities (preferably grouped by project or category)

      - Let report viewers decide the scale…

      163 votes
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        7 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Ability to mark some pages as "Do not publish" in Power BI Desktop

        In Power BI Desktop it should be posible, before publishing the file to the service, to mark some pages as "do not publish" or hide them for publishing. This way we can have some safe hidden place to draft new ideas or a repository of charts to copy to the pages that will actually be published.
        The place to put this functionality could be the contextual menu that appears when right clicking the page name (now it shows "Duplicate Page" and "Rename Page". New option could be "Do not Publish")

        498 votes
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          7 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • enter parameters window

          Enter Parameters Window with dynamic field updates

          I can see the potential of the Enter Parameters window on Edit Queries feature, which can have a number of fields such as text boxes and drop down lists. It would be great if for example:

          A dropdown list field on selection dynamically updates the returning dataset to another dropdown list field which its connected too. With this capability it could save time and the need to develop additional excel plugins to retrieve data for analysis.

          The availability to connect to various data sources is already provided, but using the Enter Parameters window…

          22 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Back-button feature to clear selected drillthrough filter value

            As drillthrough function we use a filter and we give value for it from other report page. I click back-button and it will take me back to where I was before. In the background filter value stays unchanged. I use drillthrough function again. Filter value changes and I see visuals filtered with that value. I use back-button again. I navigate to that report page manually and to my surprice value selected in prev step is still selected. I know that I can open my filter selections and clear selected value but I'd like to do is to start exploring my…

            13 votes
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              5 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • top n selection

              If I select a top 5 for example, I want also see the Total amounts for the other products. If possible I want this dynamic. So in my table I see the top 5 and “others” with the amount that is left ( Total amount - top 5 amount)

              62 votes
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              • Conditional Formatting with fixed colors not color scale.

                Hi Team,

                Conditional formatting is extremely poor as it does not satisfy the basic criteria.

                I need to set the colors based on the value ranges.

                Red - if the values are <75
                Yellow if the values are in between 75 and 84
                Green if >=85.

                I don't need diverging. Users are getting confused among the multiple shades when you are dealing with high dense values.

                Please let me know if this can be implemented in the near future or not,

                Thanks
                KVB

                57 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Slicer over all pages

                  What we really need is a slicer (filter) to be available over all tabs/pages. Maybe create a user control which can be placed on each page? In this user control you can define multiple filters/slicers which are available on each page. Maybe a kindof pulldown menu for this user control so it does not take up to much space?

                  24 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Power BI Desktop - Print & PDF feature

                    You should be able to print and create PDFs in the Power BI Desktop version.

                    16 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Set the data model's default Format, for each Data Type

                      For example: when the Power BI data model first creates a column with Data Type = 'Date', by default that column is formatted like 'Wednesday, March 14, 2001 (dddd, MMMM d, yyyy)'.

                      Then, I always go to the Modeling tab, and use the Format drop-down to change it to '2001-03-14 (yyyy-MM-dd)'.

                      Instead, I would like to be able to go into the "Options" menu in Power BI Desktop, and have a section where, for each Data Type (or at least Date, Date/Time, Decimal Number and Whole Number), I can set the default Format.

                      So that I don't have to manually…

                      6 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Dynamic Distinct Data Colors

                        Today, we can define Data Colors for different Categories in most of visuals (Legend). However we have to define one color for each category statically. Let us assume, that we have a visual, which is dynamically populated with TOP 5 Categories out of 100. Those TOP 5 Categories, can vary, depending on the User Filter selection. This leads to the confusion, that 2 Categories (out of 100) can receive the same color. The idea is, to select 5 colors for those 5 TOP categories, disregarding which category will be "selected/displayed" - but what is most important - ALWAYS DISTINCT COLORS.

                        6 votes
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                        • Way to change datasource import to direct/live query

                          Create a way to automate the following manual steps..

                          Hi all

                          I recently wanted to change the datasource from Import to Live Query using the "Power BI service" and had a good lookaround without turning up much other than "you can not"...

                          However I managed to get it going, effectively maintaining my designs/visuals and changing datasource so that I can get away with publishing one report whenever my data changes.

                          Prerequisites:
                          * TARGET: A .pbix file with designs/visuals using import, no measures.
                          * SOURCE: A clean .pbix file using Live Query to a report/dataset published to app.powerbi.com (no designs/visuals)
                          -This…

                          4 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • drill through back button resets the applied drill through filter

                            The September released "Drill Through" option enables the ability to use a back button. When a drill through is applied, there is no way to reset the filter on the applied page. The back button currently takes you to the previous page, but SHOULD ALSO reset the drill through filter.

                            4 votes
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                            • User Defined Sorting Order and Row based Color Customization for Matrix Visual

                              1. In Matrix visual, Suppose we apply conditional formatting for a column having series of numbers. Based on that column, the same color can be applied to the entire row.(It looks like row level formatting.)

                              2.The matrix conditional formatting doesn't exceed the maximum number.

                              3.User defined sort for a column data.

                              6 votes
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                              • ODC equivalent for Power BI Desktop

                                Office data connection (odc) files allow end users to quickly and easily launch , create a pivot table connected directly to a specified data source. I propose a Power BI data connection (PDC) file that had similar behavior. This would allow easy publishing access to data sources in enterprises so end users that wish to author custom reports against data sources don't need to jump through multiple steps to access data source. The PDC file would launch desktop tool and connect directly to configured data source in one step.

                                108 votes
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                                • Tooltip for Matrix visual (and others)

                                  For the Matrix and the Table Visuals (and others), tooltips simply show the value of the item over which the Pointer hovers. The behaviour of the tooltips differs from PBI Desktop to Browser in Terms of Duration of being shown and the truncation of longer texts.

                                  Other visuals (e.g. bar chart) have a customizable tooltip that can be filled by a special field well. Please add the same functionality to table and Matrix visuals!

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Relative Date filter week Mon-Sun

                                    the Relative Date filter options for the calendar week goes from sunday through saterday.

                                    Most companies I know, go from Monday through Sunday. Please give us the option to choose in the filter, or set it though the localization.

                                    11 votes
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                                    • 13 votes
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                                      • Use drillthrough filters as filters in report canvas

                                        Feature to use same dimension as filter in your report page. When you use drillthrough feature and you end up to a new report page. Your action has selected a value for drillthrough filter. If you use same dimension as a separate filter visual it only contains the same value as drillthrough filter. You need to clear drillthrough filter value first and start exploring your data after.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • KPIs need updating

                                          KPIs to my mind really need a bit of work
                                          1) Want to be able to change the colour of the background rather than the text
                                          2) Need to be able to change the font size of the text
                                          3) Need to be able to display the trend axis value when you have more than one goal set .

                                          15 votes
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