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  1. List fields in tables in alphabetical order

    When looking at the tables in the Relationships window - and to make new relationships - it would really help to show the fields in alphabetical order. It feels like I'm always going on a scavenger hunt when I'm trying to find a field because I have to scroll thru the entire list looking for it. This can be challenging and time consuming, especially with large tables. Thanks!

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  2. Power Bi should have the properties of creating reports every time

    Power Bi should be able to create dinamic reports, creating new reports of different amount of times (days, hours, etc). With the a format already created by the user.

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  3. accordian

    Do we have a visual in Power BI in which we can group a set of data and see it through expand/collapse functionality?

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  4. Refresh SQL connection automatically everytime that a desktop file is opened

    SQL connection (with both import and direct query mode) should be updated everytime that a desktop file is opened

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  5. Want some Animation while the values of bar graph changes.

    I just want to advise you all to add some kind of animation to the Bar Graph while the values get changed after applying any filters.

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  6. publish

    Publish function in desktop is great, but the naming is a bit confusing after apps has been introduced. The workflow is that you publish from desktop, and then you publish the app. For me it is more like a check-in function, which in a team environment makes good sense in a traditional sense.

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  7. Ability to implement a "normal.pbix" with included custom visuals, theme settings and fixed layouts for company styles

    I would love to see the option to influence the default settings of PowerBI desktop for within companies. A solution to implement and enforce a standard "look and feel" by changing the start-up PBIX content would be perfect.

    Something like how you can influence the "normal.dot" in Word to reflect standards of Word documents for an entire company. For PowerBI this should cover multiple functionalities that are more or less available or already requested in other ideas. Thing like:


    • Standardizing the theme that gets loaded by default

    • Always loading certain custom visuals

    • Enforcing some layout elements like a company logo…
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  8. Manage Measures similar to Excel PowerPivot

    Have a management option in order to have measure in different tables and also allow descriptions to the measures

    2 votes
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  9. Create a waterfall graph while comparing the data

    Business needs always some comparison of the data. So we always need to make comparison of the current month with the previous month.
    One of the examples is that we need to find what items have been added what items have been dropped. Then create the waterfall as below

    The amount of items in previous month -->new added ones-->dropped ones-- The amount of the current mont

    It would be great if there will be a direct mechanism to do this in Power BI desktop

    3 votes
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  10. Controlling the control+click selection

    The ability to prevent end users from using the control key + click shortcut to select multiple slicers(despite single selection is turned on) so that weighted information may be accurate without them having to select all forms of slicers in the desktop dashboards.

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  11. DAX - Summing Mesures

    Add, please, easy variant to sum measures in total rows, for example, in check-button:


    • sometimes we have to sum measures in total row (see reference),

    • sometimes we want to get result of measure calculation as it is

    http://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/DAX-sum-measures/td-p/24364

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  12. Break processing for calculated column that is "taking forever"

    Hello, I suggest to have a way to "cancel" the processing of a calculated column. For example, at this moment, I´m waiting for more than 20 minutes with the screen saying "Estamos a resolver o problema" (in Portuguese - we´re solving the issue) and I have no clue if it will actually finish or not, and I cannot cancel it. I´ll have to kill the process and lose some changes I did right before without saving it.

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  13. Enable selecting the table/dimesions/facts in ssas tabular import mode

    Import Mode with SSAS not allowing selecting individual objects(tables/dimensions/facts). At model level it does a cross join of all attributes. Manually we need to transform this query and add required columns/table, then to manually define the relationships. Though Live mode is recommended for SSAS source, for data mash up we need these options in import mode as the default cross join behavior needs lot of effort to split each and every tabular objects.

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  14. Interoperability between DataSlicers

    I'am using many DataSlicers at the same time.
    With the input (filter) into a DataSlicer the other DataSlicers should be updated and show only the now available values.

    This feature would have many advantages:
    - Setting of the following DataSlicers is much easier since the available filtering options are reduced to the existing values
    - Immediate insights into the stucture of the data
    - easy plausibility test

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  15. UI/UX Features - Desktop Navigation enhancements

    1) When selecting multiple visualizations in the UI, we cannot use the arrow keys to move the items around. We are forced to use the mouse. Moving a single item does work with the arrow keys

    2) Format Painter does not seem to control height and width of visualizations.

    3) Ability to select multiple columns and measures (for fast deletion purposes).

    4) Increase the size of the scroll carriages in the Report Designer and in the Table view. Currently it is about a 3 point line, and this can be difficult to see.

    5) Prompt user for creating hierarchies. If…

    25 votes
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  16. Presentation View of PBIX

    Ability to have a presentation view to the user. Therefore user has no access to the underlying data and measures. This is to have a data protection.

    3 votes
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  17. Highlighting Related Tables where Active Relationships Exist

    When a user drags an attribute or measure from a table onto the canvas, it would be beneficial to highlight all related tables based on an active relationship. The highlight might occur the same way as it does today to indicate which table an attribute came from. The point is that as Developers, we're creating a matrix to let users know where tables are related in large models. If we had this feature, we could train them to look for related tables and avoid dragging in data that is unrelated and produces erroneous results.

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  19. It will be good if PBI had some measure with url images. Like if some measure ir bigger than 10 show this image, if not show another image

    It will be good if PBI had some measure with url images. Like if some measure ir bigger than 10 show this image, if not show another image

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  20. Duplicate Chart Same Page

    Would like to be able to duplicate an existing well-formatted chart, and then apply different criteria and/or measures to create a new visualization on the same page (or other pages).

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