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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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  2. 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!

  3. 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.

    1 vote
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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.

    1 vote
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  8. 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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  9. Rule-based conditional formatting for negative percentages

    For calculations such as a reverse delta, being able to use rule-based conditional formatting would be helpful for negative percentages. When trying to create a conditional formatting rule for a percentage, inputting a negative value currently prompts you to "please check the logic of this rule".

    0 votes
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  11. display default values in Slicer

    Want to display Default value in Slicer for example We have a column with YYYYMM format and we want to display the default value as per the Sysdate so for this month the value should be displayed as 201907 , so when user executes the report in PBI service he should see this month as default and should also have the liability to filter on previous months.

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  12. Ability Use Delete Key on Model View Relation Lines

    In the Power BI Desktop it would be very helpful if after selecting a relationship line (between two tables) one could use the delete key (on the keyboard) to remove the line instead of having to right click and select delete.

    0 votes
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  13. Malwarebytes crashes during update

    Malwarebytes act as a line of defence against the malicious programs that would affect your system. Sometimes users face difficulties in running Malwarebytes and there are many reasons because of which Malwarebytes crashes during the update.

    More Info: https://www.antivirusonlinesupport.com/malwarebytes-customer-service.html

    1 vote
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  14. Malwarebytes crashes during update

    Malwarebytes act as a line of defence against the malicious programs that would affect your system. Sometimes users face difficulties in running Malwarebytes and there are many reasons because of which Malwarebytes crashes during the update.

    More Info: https://www.antivirusonlinesupport.com/malwarebytes-customer-service.html

    1 vote
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  15. Conditional formatting Background color by measure

    For Text box, Card, Multi-row card, etc.

    2 votes
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  16. Customize Legend Formatting for Perfect Presentation of Totals on Stacked Charts

    Problem: We have users who want to see totals of Stacked Totals on Column Charts.

    Partial Solution: Create a Stacked and Line Column Chart
    >> format the line chart to have 0 (zero) width but present the data label

    Issue: If lets say the line chart is total sales, then total sales will show up in the Legend which is not desirable

    Suggested Idea: Can we edit the legend format so that in this case I could have changed the text color of the legend of the line chart to white so that it would not appear.

    0 votes
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  17. Keep a visual always on back or top, Z-Order lock

    In many case we are using background shapes or objects which are overlapping with other visuals but when user clicks on a part of visual which is on back, it came to top and makes UX very confusing. There should be an option to lock visual z-order regardless of focused visual. So creating more stunning dashboards will be possible. eg. a map on background of whole report and some charts and filters on top of map.

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  18. Tooltip to another report

    It would be great if I could set up a tooltip as a separate report, that can be used as a general tooltip for other reports. In that way I don´t have to repeat my tooltip pages (that I hide in my reports anyway) to show my tooltips in a consistent way. Maybe this could work in the same way as the current setup for drill through to other reports.

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  19. While refreshing Data-source, it deletes the relationship between tables in PBI model

    After refreshing the data source in Pbix file, data model we observed that relationship between the tables was missing, and this caused of data exposing across multiple customers. To investigate more, thought was on the updates that have happened in Power desktop version, where there are some settings as mentioned below in Options menu in PBI Desktop which might be causing this behavior.
    -> Import relationships from data sources
    -> Update relationships when refreshing queries
    -> Auto-detect new relationships after data is loaded

    When talking to Microsoft team, they suggest to unchecked the first two above options which prevents the…

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  20. Click & Drag Visual while Holding "Alt" key Makes a Copy of a visual

    I would like to hold alt, click on a visual and drag it to make a copy of a visual...

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