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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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Option to choose the number format in the desktop (Including thousand and decimal separator type)

    After changing the regional setting to European region the dat tab shows fields with point as thousand separator and comma as decimal separator. But in the report tab always thousand separator is always comma and decimal separator is point.

    This needs to be fixed, or there should be an option to select European number format.

    0 votes
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  8. Allow Power BI Desktop device code authentication

    Due to various challenges in SSO/federated login scenarios, a device code based authentication for PBI Desktop would be a much easier method than fixing proxy authentication, enabling IE Javascript and fixing unsecure login resources.

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  12. Need to view the teams activity report in Power BI

    Need to view the updated data from teams activity report from Teams Admin center in Power BI.

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  13. DAX command browserlanguage()

    Today we can use the dax command username() to receive the username. For multilingual scenarios it would be helpful having a dax command like browserlanguage(). We would be able to built filter for language tables.

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  14. Export/Import Role Data by Power BI Desktop

    When the information related to Role has changed,Manually
    changing roles in PBI Desktop every time is very inefficient.

    I want to Export and Import Role Data by PBI Desktop.

    0 votes
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  15. Shaded area between two lines in Line and Column (all types) Charts

    Ability to visualize by shading the area conditionally between two lines in a column/bar and line chart. Conditional formatting would be based on the column/bar values or simply based on a particular date / day data.

    Example :

    A Line and Stacked Column chart.

    Column Values :- Count of Completed Jobs. (Minimum value = 0 ; Maximum value = 100)

    Line Values :-
    * Line 1 = 40
    * Line 2 = 80

    X-Axis :- Student Names

    Requirement :- To color shade the area of the chart between 40 and 80 to be displayed.

    Current PBI Ability :- It will…

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  16. SSAS tabular database live connection without using windows authentication

    Currently, its only allows Power BI Deskotp to use windows authentication. Whereas SSAS tabular database live connection connectivity should allow the same behavior as MS Excel allows someone to do.

    0 votes
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  17. Conditional Formatting Drill-through Option like Web URL

    Current right click requirement of drill through makes it hard to teach end users (especially executives, and especially in mobile) It can be very useful to have drill through function on table, matrix or other charts very similar to web URL conditional formatting recently released.

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  18. Report tooltips are not Working for custom visuals.

    Report tool tips are not supported for custom visuals and we see this as a limitation in the below documentation.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/desktop-tooltips#limitations-and-considerations

    Please implement this feature in Power BI as many users are looking for this feature

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  19. Remove Null values from a column

    Problem statement: To hide null/redundant columns from Power BI visual (Matrix)

    Brief case: For a particular item code, there are some set of columns which are null. The requirement is to display only those columns which have at-least one value in them and hide which are completely null.

    For better understanding refer the image below
    Scenario 1: - If user selects ID=4, then column = “Mother’s name” should be hidden

    Scenario 2: - If user selects ID=3, then column = “Mother’s name” and “XYZ” should be hidden

    This should happen dynamically whenever a user selects any ID, columns which are…

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  20. Changing font size for a particular field in Matrix

    Changing font size for a particular field in Matrix

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