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  1. 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.

    266 votes
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  2. scrollbar for legends

    Shouldn't it be possible to have a scrollbar for values in the legends. Currently I can't seem to view all of the contents in the legends.

    8 votes
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  3. 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

    9 votes
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  4. Chart function

    Ability to add Trend, Slope, Intercept, Correlation functions to the chart just like excel Also Kurtosis and Skewness and Confidence

    9 votes
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  5. ability to select multiple tables at once in data modeller

    at the moment you cannot select multiple tables and drag those, to create your data model (relationships tab). It would be much easier to create a clear data model if this would be possible.

    9 votes
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  6. 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!

    11 votes
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  7. Integration with all MS office apps

    One of the benefits of MS office is it's inter connectivity. Being able to connect Power BI with Word (for written summaries on dashboards), excel is already incorporated, but Access, OneNote, etc... That's a signature of Office Products. Power BI should be no different.

    8 votes
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  8. 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.

    8 votes
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  9. Ability to group/to cluster and to fix/to pin/to lock visuals in the report view of Power BI Desktop

    Add the ability to group/to cluster and to fix/to pin/to lock visuals in the report view of Power BI Desktop, so that it isn't possible to destroy the report layout by moving the visuals.

    8 votes
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  10. Choose amount of data to load when creating the report

    When you get data from a source with a lot of entries, it takes a lot of time to load. it would be better if we can choose a subset of the data to use while creating the reports.

    2 votes
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  11. 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.

    10 votes
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  12. Widgets in PowerBI Desktop

    Please provide the ability to add widgets to PowerBI Desktop reports.

    4 votes
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  13. 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?

    9 votes
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  14. Have the ability to copy an entire tab within Power BI Desktop

    If we had the ability to copy the tabs it would protect any changes you make. That way if you screw up a tab page you won't lose all the formatting or anything. I know you can copy the entire file and start over there but if I make changes to other tabs and I want to save those changes but I screwed up only on tab, that other saved file will not have the changes I wanted to keep.

    22 votes
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  15. Show error indicator in tab / sheet selector

    We would like to see an indicator at the sheet selector, that there is a visual with an error in it.

    Perhaps it can be combined with the idea of getting shown where fields are in use. https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/13353240-field-used-in-dashboard

    3 votes
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  16. Could we have a script editor in PBI Desktop that allows us to script a series of commands>?

    It seems very time consuming to have to individually create each new table and series of field calculations. Would be great if I could just script the entire thing?

    4 votes
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  17. Custom shapes in Scatter charts, bar charts and other relevant chart types

    It is important to have custom shapes in Power BI to create stunning visuals and infographics that can be shared with executives. Please read this blog post that describes how custom shapes will be helpful.

    https://appliedbitips.wordpress.com/2015/08/16/b-is-for-bubble-charts-a-k-a-scatter-charts-create-a-infographic-style-filler-chart-with-power-bi/

    27 votes
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  18. Customize default format on visuals

    Customize default formats for visuals. This way we reduce the amount of formatting each time we introduce a new visual in a report.

    8 votes
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  19. Axis Grouping in order to fix Too Many Values warning

    Problem: If you working with large datasets you get often the "Too many values" warning and a wrong visual data representation, e.g., you plot a value over a timeline of a year with a sampling rate of seconds.
    By applying a separate timeline filter you want to see a correct visual representation for time periods varying from several months to some seconds.

    Solution: You should allow to group axis values. It would be enough if you could see let´s say 500 values on the timeline axis, e.g. if the there are values for a year you would only need 500…

    2 votes
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  20. Provide way to delete unused custom visualizations from Power BI desktop (PBIX)

    Provide way to delete unused custom visualizations from Power BI desktop (PBIX) model. Currently only way to do this is start creating the whole daskboard from scratch!

    4 votes
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