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  1. Allow text in multiple lines

    Many times we need to see comments on the database that is needed to understand the data. We need to see this comments in multiple lines, with paragraphs.

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    • I love powerbi, but am trying to link up Cortana and it requires a PERSONAL MICROSOFT ACCOUNT. I'll pass.

      Have Microsoft let Cortana query out data through powerbi with just an office365 account. I'm not going to force my users to put a personal Microsoft account on their machines in order to use Cortana to process powerbi data.

      3 votes
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      • Add the ability to use FILTERS in "Get Data" in Power BI Desktop.

        Today, the only way to add a filter to the GET DATA process in Power BI is to enter a custom query. that means that it is impossible to access large datasets without timing out because the "tagging fields" process pulls back too much data without a filter. Can you add the ability to use filters in the wizard, as you can now in Power Pivot, Tabular, and in Excel in the data designer wizard, into the Power BI Desktop app?

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        • Olap functions

          Power BI Desktop should include OLAP functions like calculation Running SUM, Running Total in View

          4 votes
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          • Power BI Designer Connection to existing real-time Power BI data sets.

            I would like to be able to use Power BI Designer with the data sets that have been automatically created by Azure Stream Analytics. Either this, or the browser based report editor experience embedded in Power BI needs to be the same as is available in the Power BI Designer. I don't mind which.

            24 votes
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            • Provide option to explore the data in the tables (add filters, sorting etc, similar to PowerPivot)

              Provide option to explore the data in the tables (add filters, sorting etc, similar to PowerPivot) - I'm missing feature from PowerPivot where I can explore the data I'm getting as a part of data set - e.g. filter on certain things (example - to see if last week data got added or not). I really hope it will be added soon, otherwise there is no way to check if you are getting the data you expect as result of the query.

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              • Desktop Vs Cloud

                Microsoft is creating 2 version for each software. Ex:
                Outlook and Outlook365.

                Now you want to do the same with Power BI.

                this is a good idea but when I login into Outlook on my desktop I can see what I have on Outlook365. With Power BI is not the same.

                Try to make it the same, please

                5 votes
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                • Measures Dialog Box

                  Please add something like the Manage Calculated Fields button in PowerPivot where we could go and see ALL Measures we've created for a specific Data Model. So we can have one place that consolidates all regardless of what table they could be found in.

                  6 votes
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                  • Create a dimension template

                    As I write each PBIX I find each time I need to create my date dimension, with some data from my transaction system and several calculated columns.

                    This is for more than just the date Dimension, I have Dimension tables in the data warehouse I regularly use and want to be able to bring them into the PBIX in the same way each time for consistency.

                    I think what I am proposing is a Dimension template which can be applied to a PBIX file.

                    2 votes
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                    • Add new default functions to metrics n the visualization page

                      The default functions for metrics in the value fields on the visualization page is currently supported for sum, average, max min etc. but other standard functions like running total, percent of total etc. are still missing. Compared with other software and eg. Excel this is a set back as end users won't be able to quickly implement these kind of functions if they dont know DAX.

                      2 votes
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                      • Feature parity for the Power BI web and desktop apps.

                        The desktop and web apps look identical at first glance but they offer different features. It would be better to either differentiate the two more clearly from a branding POV or have the web app only offer a subset of the desktop app (assuming the desktop app is supposed to offer the most advanced functionality).

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                        • Image Slicer In Desktop App.

                          It would be awesome if there was a way to have an image slicer visualization capability in the Desktop App. (like PowerView's image slicer)

                          4 votes
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                          • Highlighting only suitable charts based on fields chosen

                            We have lot of charts in the right hand pane. Based on some intelligence highlighting of fewer charts helps users a lot

                            2 votes
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                            • Design Best Practices Analyzer

                              A great design tool is still only as good as the designer. Fortunately the industry has well established design best practices for charts/reports/dashboards (e.g. Stephen Few, Edward Tufte). A Design Best Practices Analyzer could examine a design recommend changes to improve its utility and readability. For example: are colors used to represent categories consistently across charts? Are grid lines used to support value comparison? Is the use of ineffective visualizations (e.g. pie charts) minimized. Are quantitative scales present for appropriate axes? Do scales start at zero for bar charts? etc.

                              14 votes
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                              • Add ability to view changes done to Query

                                When changes are done to a query (in Advanced Editor or in UI), it would be nice to undo some steps. Also would be nice to view the history of all changes and revert some changes

                                2 votes
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                                • A canvas that can be split and have its parts filled with controls

                                  Dragging the controls provides layout flexibility but different computers displays cause controls to overlay one another in unintended ways. A split canvas could provide scrolls and organize space better.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • DAX Measure Templates

                                    I'd like the ability to create measure templates. Where I could define a DAX calculation and then specify variables in the calculation that I could replace.

                                    I pick the template I wont to use, am prompted to replace the variables and then the actual measure gets created in the model.

                                    It would feel a bit like the funcationality in SQL Management Studio when you can use the "specify values for template parameters" option on a SQL script.

                                    A typical use case would be when creating time intelligence calculations, the calculations all follow the same pattern, it's just the measure that…

                                    36 votes
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                                    • Open Power BI report(.PBIX) through Excel

                                      Let me re-open a PBIX file in Excel

                                      47 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Hi, and thanks for the feedback! We would really struggle to do this as we expect the Designer to always be ahead of Excel in terms of available functionality. We’re releasing updates to the Designer every month, so you’d not be able to open those in Excel. We can reconsider this in future if there’s lots of support for it!

                                      • Filter for hierarchy data

                                        Not sure if its Available, so asking, can the filter Designed/used as Tree view for easily navigating Hierarchical data..Say,Year-->Quarter-->Month etc

                                        8 votes
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                                        • Disable visualization types based on selected fields

                                          Disabling some visualizations based on selected fields will make it obvious - and avoid confusion - for the users that a particular type can't be used for the selected data. For example, if I select month and sales, map control can be disabled.

                                          3 votes
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