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  1. 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

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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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            • Need the ability to configure size limits on the preview page. Large tables sometimes only show a few records.

              In the PowerBI Designer data preview screen, it would be good to have an option to have more data in the preview window. Currently tables get limited and the records shown are sometimes not helpful in data exploration

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

                Hi James. Thanks for adding your suggestion! Why do you need to be able to see more data in the Query view? It’s designed to be a preview so you can quickly set up the transformations or manipulation you need to do to get your data into the right format. If you’re looking to do analysis on the data, the Report view is the place to do it (there you have filters, sorting etc. that don’t affect the data and are applied to your entire dataset).

              • Query Fields <> Report Fields

                I choose a subset of columns in the Query area, but all columns show in the Report area; I am expecting them to be same as in PowerPivot.

                I am so impressed with what you are doing with this - you are going to set the competition on their heels.

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                • Direct connection to web service without Excel spreadsheet?

                  Direct connection from dashboard to web service?

                  Is there a way, in HTML5 and JS, to create a connection to a WebService and create a chart? Especially if I do not have a spreadsheet.

                  28 votes
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                  • Find and Replace columns in all linked visuals

                    Ability to swap an existing field within visuals with a new field

                    E.g. Visuals contain 'First Name' field, find all visuals where present and replace with 'Full Name' field

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                    • Lost the use of colorsaturation when updated to PBI desktop Nov-'18

                      we just updated to the november version but I am not able to use fil the colorsaturationbox anymore because it is gone!
                      please help

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                      • BUG: PowerBI Desktop reveals objects hidden in tabular model

                        Hi,

                        While an object (eg. measure) marked as hidden in the tabular model does not show up in Excel, does show up in PowerBI desktop, when the user selects "View Hidden" even for the users who has read-only permissions on the tabular model.

                        Can this behavior be changed, so that PowerBI Desktop does not reveal the objects that are hidden in model, not owned by the PowerBI Desktop user?

                        Regards,
                        Ashish

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                        • expand/collapse to appear at each level of hierarchy, whether expanded or not

                          +/- button on row headers should show at each level of a hierarchy, whether we are showing extended levels:
                          level 1
                          level 2

                          Or showing only one sub levels:
                          level 2

                          or several sub-levels (not possible unfortunately at this moment)
                          level 2
                          level 3

                          at this moment, +/- buttons only show at the very first level of a hierarchy, but don't show when displaying a sub level only.

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                          • Bug: Undo deleting Visual

                            Deleting visual by accident can happen and by undoing the actions it will reappear. However, when trying to delete the selected text in the Fields search pane it happens that the section jumps back to the visual. At that point by pressing Backspace to delete the selected text you actually delete the visual but this time it is NOT possible to undo this action.
                            Power BI team please fix this bug as soon as possible beacause you should always be able to undo the last action.

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                            • dock 'show' panes in desktop workspace layout

                              We have had a request to be able to dock the 'Show' panes (i.e. Visualizations, Fields, Bookmarks, etc) within the Power Bi Desktop workspace. Currently, by default they are to the right of the workspace, but our user would like to be able to move these to the bottom or left-hand side. This would operate similarly to how Visual Studio and SQL server allow you to organize your workspace. Thanks!

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                              • Slicer - Select all stay on top all the time

                                Could you please freeze option: Select all at the top and make it visible all the time? The problem is, when I filter something, this option is automatically imvisible. But I need to reduce count of rows in slicer and then choose Select all of these rows. Please.

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                                • Quick measure for accumulated values

                                  Add a quick measure to create a column with the accumulated values from other column. This is often necessary and difficult to make.

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                                  • multi select pages (to hide)

                                    I want to select pages at once and take actions(delete, hide and hide off).

                                    it would be nice.

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                                      • Expand/Collapse folders in Field pane

                                        When searching for an attribute or a measure in the field list all folders/tables are automatically expanded to show the underlying items that match the search criteria. It would however be a significant UX improvement if the expanded folders where collapseable one by one in the field list.

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                                        • add row(s) with DAX

                                          Sometimes we just need to add a row to our table with minimum hazzle.

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