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  1. Being able to open reports in BI Designer

    I think we should be able to open reports in BI Designer once they have been imported (or even in Excel). Right now, it's static and can lead to discrepencies between the original report and the one imported in the Dashboard.

    21 votes
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    • open recent reports

      In PBI Designer there is an option to open an existing report. It would be great if this showed you a list of your most recently open reports (i.e. a MRU list). Even better would be if the MRU list synced across devices, just as it does for Excel/Word/PowerPoint these days.

      9 votes
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      • Linear Regression analysis function in Power Pivot (line of best fits with R2 vaules)

        Could we have a function in Power Pivot to allow for calculation of Linear regression analysis so the values can be used in dash boars and pivot tables which can be sliced. Along with a confidence level.

        55 votes
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        • Allow arbitrary mapping boundaries

          It would be great if we could somehow load arbitrary boundaries say via GeoJSON or other geospatial format. Then a category could map against the categories in that boundary file.

          For example, maybe we have neighborhood designations that vary or special districts that would be unique across jurisdictions. Rather than try to guess every possible boundary, let us load in the file as related data to map against.

          24 votes
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          • Allow the desktop client edit reports on X.powerbi.com

            I have a report I made in the web view, it would be good to be able to edit it in the desktop client.

            6 votes
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            • Invoke function as new query

              Let me right-click a function and choose something like "Invoke as" to pass parameters and give a name to a query to be created.

              3 votes
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              • In app formula library

                I think it would be helpful if there was some sort of formula library where if I don't know the exact syntax of a formula there would be an in-app place where I can find the syntax rather than having to look at a PDF or some other online library.

                9 votes
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                • Add roles management inside Power BI Designer

                  add the possibility to connect to my organisation AAD and set who can see some datas inside a report.

                  112 votes
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                  • show numbers of rows for each table that we load in power bi designer, like powerpivot

                    show numbers of rows for each table that we load in power bi designer, like powerpivot show in the right lower corner, it's very helpful when we don't know how many rows load in the model after load the data.

                    8 votes
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                    • 6 votes
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                      • 3 votes
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                        • 2 votes
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                          • Power BI Designer should be deployed as a Clickonce Application

                            Launching Power BI Designer as a clickonce application will ensure that the latest version of the designer is always delivered to (online) clients.

                            15 votes
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                            • Filter by fields not included in the data set when pulling from SSAS in the Designer

                              When pulling data in from a SSAS cube it would be nice to be able to filter the results by a certain fields, but not necessarily include those fields in the data set. This would reduce the size of the dataset coming back over the network.

                              4 votes
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                              • Use Expression.Evaluate in Power Query with other formula syntax

                                What would really be useful is this: to be able to tell Power Query to EVALUATE based on desired source syntax, whether it be Excel, PowerPivot (DAX) or SQL. It would work like automation, but only get the appropriate “formula” engine. Something like Expression.Evaluate(FormulaEvaluator.PowerPivotAddin(“MyDAXFormula”)).

                                4 votes
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                                • Improvement areas

                                  1- No support for export to anywhere such as Excel and Powerpoint.
                                  2- No support to connect to a tabular model hosted on Azure or on-premise. Power BI app does not properly display an excel sheet that contains pivot tables and slicers.
                                  3- No rich formatting options such as changing column headers, wrapping.
                                  4- No ability to move/copy the place of a power view sheet in an excel workbook.

                                  It would be great if you make improvement on these areas. Thank you

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Overlapping between Power BI designer and Excel are confusing

                                    Hi,

                                    At the time of this Preview, MSFT is marketing the new Power BI report designer as a tool for those who don't have Excel 2013.

                                    However upon using the designer it is quite evident that it has features that Excel 2013 does not have, such as the ability to have many-to-many relationships without DAX coding and additional chart types (e.g. trees).

                                    Plus the Power BI file extension denotes that this seems to be a completely different report format from what we can do in Excel (xlsx files and embedded Power View rdlx). I am wondering if MSFT plans to…

                                    19 votes
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                                      Hi Pedro. The Designer will often have features in advance of Excel as it can be updated more frequently. However, we do want to push as much as possible into Excel in the future.

                                      To your point about on-premises deployments, there’s another suggestion to support that here: http://support.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi/suggestions/6867727-use-power-bi-alongside-ssrs-on-prem-sql-server-201 so please add your support there!

                                    • Add measures directly in some of the views rather than back into the data source.

                                      We love to see the ability to add measures directly in some of the views rather than back into the data source.

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                                      • Provide a means to distinguish between records and lists within data in a column

                                        Sometimes data sources such as JSON could have both records and lists within the same column. This could be because of poor data structure. Currently BI designer does not provide a means to distinguish between which cell is a list and which one is a record. column

                                        1 vote
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                                        • Have the visualization icons colored

                                          As soon as we click the chart icon, we are presented with all possible visualizations possible.

                                          If its colored we can locate them in a snap.

                                          Grey icons causes fatigue

                                          10 votes
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