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  1. Prompt the User Before Creating a Hierarchy When Fields are Dragged Onto Each Other

    How many times have you dragged a field onto another field by mistake and have it create a hierarchy?

    It happens quite often. Usually I am trying to drag the field to the Visualization pane but fail to hold the mouse button. And lo and behold it creates a hierarchy. (Which I then have to delete. But sometimes I do not even notice that I accidentally created a hierarchy).

    It would be nice if a prompt came up, asking if we want to create a Hierarchy.

    74 votes
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  2. Protect .PBIX with password

    Allow to protect a pbix file with a password.

    137 votes
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  3. Conditional Formatting for Text

    It would be great to conditional format a table and/or a matrix based on the cell text, not only numbers

    1,508 votes
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  4. Click and Drag to Select Multiple Objects and Allow Nudge

    Similar to the other Microsoft products, it'd be great if we could click and drag the mouse to select multiple object on a page. Then, once multiple are selected, allow us to nudge them with the arrow keys all at the same time. Right now, we have to click one at a time and nudge one at a time. Oftentimes, I have many items I've already spent time aligning and then I need to nudge them and I have to do it one at a time.

    194 votes
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  5. Conditional formatting options

    Conditional formatting should include more options like bold, underline, italic, etc. not just font and background color.

    17 votes
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  6. Automatically change tooltip page view to actual size

    When changing a Page to a Tooltip via Page Information it would be great if the Page View then automatically defaulted to actual size rather than fit to Page.
    Would save a couple of clicks and avoid scaring new users with massive visuals.

    20 votes
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  7. (Real) Dual axis charts

    It would be nice to be able to create dual axis charts and not the combo chart, to be able to drop more than one value on an axis and synchronize those axes. It would also be good to be able to control the type of mark in this instance so you could have one bar and one hash mark. Stephen Few would be happy cause we could create bullet charts (yeah those custom visuals really don't work and have bugs)

    166 votes
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  8. Report page tooltip on all objects

    New report page tooltip preview feature in the March update is great.

    Would be nice if we had the option of adding this tooltip to visuals that previously didn't have a tooltip.

    For example, I have a card visual. I'd like users to get one of these mini report pages pop-up when they hover over it but as this visual doesn't have a tooltip it can't be used.

    Would be great if we can do this on other things like shapes and text boxes as well.

    480 votes
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    Since the initial release, we added support for table, matrix, and cards.

    https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-july-2018-feature-summary/#tableTooltips

    https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-september-2018-feature-summary/#tooltips

    I’ll leave this idea open for now since there are some requests for shapes, textboxes, and buttons, but it would be helpful if people can comment on their use cases for report page tooltips on these non-visual report elements.

  9. Option to FORMAT() values as numbers (not strings)

    The FORMAT() function should be extremely flexible for conditionally formatting measures based on slicers and so on. But right now not even chart visuals agree with it. Please fix it? Pretty please?

    69 votes
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  10. Bring Forward Calculation Groups for Power BI Desktop

    At SQL Bits, Microsoft announced Calculation Groups. I blogged about that here https://exceleratorbi.com.au/calculation-groups-are-coming-to-dax/

    As I covered in my blog, it is not clear when this will come to Power BI. It would be good to see how many people want this feature sooner rather than later. Please vote if you want to see it in Power BI.

    26 votes
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  11. Power BI Desktop - Tear Away Development Windows

    I suspect that many of us today have multiple monitors and/or large monitors. To make better use of the screen area during Power BI Development....

    The development panes such as Fields, Visualisations, Selection, Sync Slicers, Field Properties should be able to be "torn away" and freely move to another screen... and/or allowed to float over the work area. This should also include a separate window pane for DAX code.

    58 votes
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  12. Allow Slicers to be preset based on defined criteria

    Allow Slicers to be preset based on defined criteria (i.e. DAX formula or other developer input).

    For example, a dashboard that displays KPI data based on the current week end date. On displaying the dashboard the screen should default to the current end date with the user having the optional ability to set the date slicer for previous weeks.

    At a stretch you could have a button with a bookmark action to run some DAX that could set the date slicer to the latest end date.

    Taking this further you could also reverse and forward the slicer to the next…

    137 votes
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  13. Have a presentation mode for Power BI like Powerpoint

    Have a presentation mode for Power BI like Powerpoint so you can show someone your ideas

    49 votes
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  14. Allow Power BI Desktop to Create Perspectives (Similar to Power Pivot, SSAS)

    Perspectives are an incredibly useful feature for complex models for end-users. For a complex model, there can be 50+ Tables with 100s of Columns and Measures (sometimes 1000+). This can be overwhelming for a new user who would connect to the Data Model to create their own reports (either using Power BI or Excel).

    Adding the ability to create Perspectives in Power BI Desktop (similar to Power Pivot, SSAS) would be a big help.

    Perspectives allow end-users to connect to a "slice" of the Model, making it easier to understand and work with. Thus aiding with the widespread adoption and…

    55 votes
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  15. Ability to rename (sub/grand) "Total" and move the totals to the beginning or end of the visual

    1. Power BI should allow users to rename the sub total/grand total names.

    This ability can provide the end users to understand at a glance what the total actually represnts rather than looking into other details.

    2. Matrix/table visuals should be flexible enough to move the totals to beginning or end of the values section.

    This helps in most cases where the end users want a "Total and breakdown" kind of structure, like for example, totals by Fiscal year in the beginning and break down by quarter

    12 votes
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  16. IntelliSense Should Use Best Practice Column and Measure Naming Conventions

    There is a clearly defined and accepted best practice for referencing columns and measures in the DAX language.

    1. Column names should ALWAYS reference the table name.
    TableName[Column Name]
    2. Measures should NEVER reference the table name.
    [Measure Name]

    This is a fundamental concept accepted by everyone with knowledge of the DAX language (everyone I know anyway).

    IntelliSense in DAX sometimes follows this convention and sometimes it does not. I have created a short video (40 seconds) showing 3 examples. https://youtu.be/CvaRhKrnHRk

    There are other places where column names are appended to measure names too, such as inside Quick Measures, and…

    325 votes
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  17. Text Direction Property for visuals and pages

    Currenty it seems like all texts in a PBIX file are defined as LTR.
    It will be very useful to have the control over the Text Direction property.
    It will be really great to have this control dynamicly - Let's say there's a multi-language report where the X axis on a bar chart has company names in mix language that has different desired Text Direction properties.

    32 votes
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  18. Improve Relationship Drag and Drop Experience

    In Power Pivot for Excel, when you drag and drop columns to create relationships, there experience is:
    1. Click and drag source column
    2. Hover over destination table
    3. The receiving column on the destination table is highlighted to indicate which column will receive the join.

    In Power BI Desktop, item 3 above is missing. It makes it ambiguous how the join will be made (and a poor user experience). Please add a visual confirmation to the user which column will receive the join during drag and drop.

    439 votes
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  19. disable auto time intelligence

    Make the "Auto Time Intelligence" feature a global option that can be turned off for all subsequent PBIX files.

    195 votes
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  20. Cross filtering on multiple (custom) visuals

    Achieve cross filtering on multiple visuals (in addition to slicer ) in Power BI. After applying of additional filtering on one of the visual it would not reset already applied filtering on other visuals.

    21 votes
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