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  1. Power Query windows 8

    Have power query work in Windows 8, 10 with UAC enabled so the live tiles and metro apps work!!!

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    • Add a little color to the columns

      Current layout is very 'less is more' which is fine - very .. Jonathan Ive-like (oops - apple). However there is so much more room for subtle information.

      e.g. Which colums are 'changed' to a specific type, which ones are 'Any'. Which column does the currently selected step in the recipe affect.
      What are date columns, number columns. Which columns have errors in them. Etc.

      Don't make it a loud smorgassboard/overflow of information, but there is so much more room than actually used

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      • Power Query should provide analysis of data in a column

        Power Query should provide data on what type of data is in a specific column. For instance if you have a data that has a number of some type it should say " The Column contains decimals out to the 10th place or something along those lines to enable the user to make informed decisions about how to format the data.

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        • Azure Login and Datasource Browsing

          Visual Studio allows those with Azure accounts to sign-in and browse their available objects: SQL Azure DBs, Blob Stores, even Websites. It would be great if this existed in the Designer.

          Today, you have to lookup your Azure server name (non-memorable gibberish like 'axh98pt') for each datasource, then Google for the rest of the URL (its databases.windows.net for SQL Azure). Once you've done that you can proceed.

          2 votes
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          • 1 vote
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            • Last Business Day of Month Transformation

              Within the context of Power Query, add a date transformation that would show the last business day of the month. It would be very useful for converting daily market data into monthly market data, as often the last day of the month is a holiday or a weekend.

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              • Re-integrate 3D PowerMap into BI Designer

                There have been some good updates to the new PowerDesigner product, but the inability to generate 3D world maps like in the PowerMap COM Add-in to Excel are missed. Please bring them back in the final product.

                2 votes
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                • copy charts between report sheers

                  cut and paste between report sheets in the online Power BI service site - cannot copy a chart and paste it to a new report sheet.

                  10 votes
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                  • GCD and LCD Functions or the ability to display ratios as 1:3

                    I would like to have either the GCD and LCD functions or the ability to display ratios as 1:3. From a HR stand point for showing gender transparency, being able to show on a report that there is 1 female to 3 males in the workforce would be helpful.

                    5 votes
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                    • DB connection was disconnected when we have connected Amazon Redshift from PowerBI Desingner with ODBC.

                      We have a problem.

                      DB connection was disconnected when
                      we have connected Amazon Redshift from PowerBI Desingner with ODBC.

                      The data-volume is like this:
                      Record count: about 50million
                      Column count: 35
                      data size of one record: about 1K bytes

                      We operated the Power BI Desingner as follows.

                      ・Run PowerBI Desingner,
                      ・Choose [Get Data]
                      ・Choose [ODBC]
                      ・Choose [My-Redshift-Setting]
                      ・Load(Query1)
                      ・(We waited about 70mins.)
                      ・The process have succeeded,and App change at Query-Tab(Left side bar).
                      ・Then, we could see the the first of about 100 records data
                      (We are not sure whether we could see all data or not)

                      The problem starts from…

                      3 votes
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                      • Allow developer to prgrammatically build a powerpivot model

                        I'd like to build the model programmatically, or at least from a precreated template.

                        4 votes
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                        • UI feedback: Improve the download button

                          The download button for downloading the tools looks like it's going to download the current dashboard or something. It took me a few minutes of looking for the Designer download before I decided to try clicking the download button.

                          3 votes
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                          • Better control over large datasets

                            Currently, connecting to an online CRM instance with 250k users is completely useless considering it takes 1hour to download contact information. The designer should support smaller datasets while in design mode.

                            3 votes
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                            • Financial Year Offset month parameter ie: 30Jun

                              a parameter that is set for a query once that basically says all date methods and calculations now should work to 30-Jun and not 30 Dec . Date Slicer also should work with this offset.

                              2 votes
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                              • Include Pivot Table Show Value As Calculations

                                It would be great to have the Excel Show Value As calculations from Pivot Tables available in Power BI. This would provide easy access to a wide range of calculations such as - Percentage calculations, Rankings, Running Totals and Difference From without having to figure out PowerPivot calculations.

                                18 votes
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                                • Allow canceling of report actions, or defer layout updates

                                  Sometimes clicking the wrong field means you have to wait a long time for the visual to refresh before you can change it. Let me either cancel the change/refresh or "Defer Layout Updates" as in Excel pivot tables

                                  15 votes
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                                  • Support for importing from PowerPivots shared on O365 or SharePoint

                                    Importing from Excel currently does not seem to support PowerPivot and requires a local path to the file.

                                    263 votes
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                                    • Remove schema name (or keep it optionally) importing tables or views from SQL Server

                                      When you import tables or views from SQL Server, the schema name is placed before the table/view name. When you import several tables/views from the same schema, this is really useless. Having the option to keep the schema name only on-demand during the import would be very useful.

                                      55 votes
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                                      • Calculated column (Data model) vs custom column (Query)

                                        Pre-emotively speaking i'm sensing there will be confusion between calculated columns and the custom column you can insert in the query layer. Might be a good idea to contemplate merging these two as just adding a "new column" either from the report view or the query view.

                                        realise that the underlying language is M and the calculated columns language so it isn't an easy decision. I would pick M only due to the big scripting component behind the scenes of Query.

                                        Would love to see what others think of this.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Import multiple tables at the same time from mult-dimensional sources

                                          When using the Navigator, it would be nice to import multiple tables at the same time, limit the preview on any table to no more than 100 records for performance, and load the data into the same corresponding table structure and maintain the table names as well. Combining data from multiple tables into a single table causes some confusion in the UI.

                                          7 votes
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