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  1. Create a BI site for workbooks to share

    There is hardly any downloadable workbooks. Make this happen NOW.

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    • Make PowerBI workbook shareable

      Currently when power bi contestants who competed in the contest, their power bi workbook were not uploaded on the power BI site so people can download to learn how it was done. Could you make it mandatory for all contestants to make their Power BI workbook shareable so people could learn how it was created?

      2 votes
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      • Text field color adjustment

        Text field color adjustment is needed in power BI Desktop

        3 votes
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        • Option to automatically arrange the Table Relationship Diagram

          Visual Studio and SQL Server Management Studio have "Appange tables" option which automatically arranges tables on the screen.

          This could be very useful in "Relationships" view of Power BI Desktop.

          12 votes
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          • New Measure/Columns - Assume based on Context

            Currently in Power BI Desktop, within the Data pane, if you right-click on a Field in the Field List, it pops up a context-aware menu that lets you create a new measure or column. However, when it puts you in the formula box to start defining the formula, it doesn't pre-fill the column or measure that you were on, when you right-clicked to start with. It would be a real time saver and usability enhancement to pre-populate based on the column/measure you had highlighted when you started the process. For example, if my data has "PolicyNumber" in the rows, but…

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            • Set Map Domian - Power BI Desktop

              Allow the visualization to set a maximum domain to limit zoom out. Right now a slicer selection can mean a zoom out to the full world view and then force the user to zoom back in. Maybe enter a lat/lon for map center and set a max width for the map.

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              • Refresh updates only

                I operate a retail drugstore chain and require a category performance report.

                The trouble is that drilling to down to product level, by categories can leave me with data models containing >9MN rows loaded.

                The report format does not change monthly, but requires me to refresh the data from the beginning every time I want to update the report.

                Would it be possible to create a report refresh option that only updates the current data, leaving the previous data in place?

                10 votes
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                • Power BI Desktop, Publishing in a SharePoint Dashboard Library

                  It woul'd be great to have the option in Power BI Desktop to publish the Dashboard in a SharePoint Dashboard Library (on premise). Maybe a Webpart where i can choose the Power BI Dashboard to present it on a SharePoint Site.

                  21 votes
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                  • Edit Date Hierarchy

                    Using the Matrix visualisation with a date field creates an automatic hierarchy of Year, Qtr, Mth, Day. I would like to be able to select which hierarchy levels are displayed

                    5 votes
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                    • create relationships on "non key" attribute and defining atribute relationship in tables

                      When using a star scheme datawarehouse, sometimes you have tables that relate on another by using a non key attributes.
                      It would be great if you we can, like in SSAS Multidim Cubes:
                      - create these kind of relathionships
                      - and define attributes relationships for each table

                      3 votes
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                      • Protect PC from R code.

                        We want to protect our PC from R data source/R visual code.
                        R code can write the files on PC, or can access the SQL Server databases.
                        Without R code, Power BI pbix files are safe for PC.
                        BUT with R code, not save.

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                        • Define maximum elements in TreeMap

                          Allow defining the maximum elements to show in a TreeMap, allowing to group all other elements in one square "Others". It would then act as a "Top X" chart and include a "Others" element to visualize the Top X weight in the whole set.

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                          • Route on Maps (Lines Only)

                            If its difficult make a real Routing on Maps, if there is a field with Dates, just have a option of trace lines between the dates... This will be great!

                            10 votes
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                            • zoom slider in relationships view

                              It would be great to have a zoom slider in the lower right just like in every other Office application to allow to zoom out and see the entire model.

                              5 votes
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                              • Better processor and memory consumption

                                Improve the performance of the Desktop client. Some times even with an i7 and 8gb of memory I think my computer will burn. Other competidor s doesn't have this problem.

                                8 votes
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                                • Create a feature that publishes your result dataset in some tabular format on the HDInsight/Hadoop layer labelled with option re polybase

                                  Create a feature that publishes your result dataset in some tabular format on the HDInsight/Hadoop layer labelled with option re auto generation of polybase table. then other business users could simply access generated datasets by business given the powerbi desktop sharing and usability is so limited and going down the path of enabling people to link to the power bi files is not helping business rather propagating the issue we are all facing created within excel, make the tool usable and functional and use the platforms for storing results for sharing and other use not the files.

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                                  • On Click filter for Custom Visualization

                                    On Click filter for Custom Visualization is not working. I have created the Word cloud and trying to click and word for filtering other charts of the report. But it is not working at all....If you could add this feature it would be really helpful.

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                                    • Correct Nigerian Currency from NOI to NGN.

                                      Power BI desktop Currency Format has wrong Currency for NIGERIA. It should be NGN instead of NOI.

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                                      • Map flows Visualization

                                        That would be awesome if we could create binary map flows. For example having 3 parameters : origin, destination, and a value that would affect the arrow width.
                                        Then the extra plus would be to be able to drill down or up according to the origin/dest, for example if the input is a city, drilling up would group by country, then maybe area and continent.

                                        34 votes
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                                        • Visuals - Move MORE OPTIONS

                                          Remove the bar (more options) on the top of the visuals to the left or right sides or overlay on the visuals itself. Would be nice if you give us the access to disable more options from the visuals.

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