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  1. Organizing Measures into Categories using Folders

    Adding few measures to your data model in PowerBI could be easily managed, but what about adding tens or even hundreds of measures! Organizing those measure into categories using folders could help a lot.

    To show you what I exactly mean, I will demonstrate the alternative way to create those folders using empty tables:


    1. Select "Enter Data" from the Home ribbon > Change the column name to "Id" and choose the table name e.g. "_Financial Measures" (Create all the tables)

    2. Select "New Measure" from the Modeling ribbon (Or choose any shortcut) > Type and create a new measure e.g. Total…
    1,146 votes
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  2. Move Measures Between Tables in New Modelling View

    The new Modelling View was delivered in Nov 2018 and is fabulous. There is already a button to select all measures in a table - great. I would like to then move all the selected measures to another table, either by drag and drop or by selecting the home table in the properties list (just like you can do for formatting).

    426 votes
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  3. query folding enable/disable option

    An option to enable/disable query folding.

    32 votes
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  4. Measure Management & DAX Editor

    Anyone who uses PowerBI long enough has had a PBIX with 50-60 measures and it has become time consuming and tedious to mantain. In Excel you can do a quick find/replace to edit several formulas - in PowerBI you need to select each one individually. An "excel-like" interface for editing measures would save a lot of time! This would take PowerBI to the next level regarding productivity. I've prepared a mockup for this as well as a DAX Editor. Let me know what you think.

    Mockup: https://i.imgur.com/z6TBOQb.png?1

    4,322 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.

    95 votes
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  6. Copy a whole page including formatting from one PBIX to another.

    To be able to right click on a report page within a PBIX and select 'copy' and then enter a different PBIX and then paste that report page. Similar to what you are currently able to do in Excel. Ideally all the settings / formatting would also be copied from PBIX to PBIX.
    Though it great that your able to copy a visual from PBIX to PBIX it needs to go a step further. This would save a lot of report developing time and could be used in a number of ways.

    53 votes
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  7. Textbox vertical alignment

    It will be nice to align the text vertically in the Textbox. You can do it now only by adjusting the font size and the height of the Textbox.

    135 votes
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  8. Images should have Locked Aspect Ratio

    When I add an image to Power BI Desktop, the default setting is that the Aspect Ratio is not locked. This makes the process of scaling the image to a suitable size behave in an inconsistent way compared to (say) PowerPoint. If you turn on "lock aspect ratio", then the image scales correctly and consistently with other office applications.

    Most images should be scaled with a locked aspect ratio.

    76 votes
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  9. Comprehensive theme editor is required for Desktop

    Report themes are great. For quite some time we have been able to build JSON file that describe themes. At first they were relatively simple, but have evolved to include theming options for virtually every aspect of a report.

    The September 2019 edition of Power BI Desktop introduces a massive number of additions to theming. There are now so many that simple, textual JSON file editing is now impractical. We NEED a graphical theme editor.

    Power BI Desktop itself could act as the editor with one simple feature addition. Export current visual settings to a theme file (JSON). With that,…

    29 votes
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  10. RLS it is not respecting Dax functions

    When we use Report level filters in the report it is working as expected as Dax function result but when we use RLS it is not respecting Dax('All' and few other filter functions).

    We have a report with report level filters. The report also includes Dax functions that summarize data into benchmark values that ignore the report level filters. When we apply RLS, the Dax functions no longer are able to ignore the report level filters.

    Please make sure functions should work all times.

    13 votes
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  11. Right to left full support

    Full support for right to left language as its supported on other Microsoft products. Text alignment while using Hebrew and English together in paragraph changes the words order.
    Please add attributes for text direction and text alignment.

    18 votes
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  12. Default measure format to comma and zero decimals

    Every time I create a measure I have to format it as “,” and 0 decimals. This appears to be the most common format and it would make sense to make this the default.

    356 votes
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  13. diagnostic power query

    Power Query - no elevated admin rights for Diagnostic tool

    Currently the diagnostic tool needs to be run as admin. Even though I have local admin on my machine, that still doesn't work. Highly elevated rights are not common in large organisation, so can you please remove this need? You can to re-program the executable future releases and make it work for standard users with limited access rights in a locked-down environment.

    17 votes
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  14. 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.

    152 votes
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  15. "Stop Refresh" in Power BI Desktop - (Stop Refresh for Model and Visuals)

    When Power BI Desktop gets loaded with certain amount of data and 10-15 measures are created. Power BI starts to be really slow.

    It would be good to have a feature to say - "Stop Refresh"

    Once option is on, you would be allowed to create measures, visuals without immediate change. And as this change is not happening the perfromance would not be an issue anymore.

    Once you create your measures, you un-stop the model and everything get's recalculated.

    21 votes
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  16. Bring Back the Quick Access Toolbar for Power BI Desktop Preview

    It was recently learned that the Quick Access Toolbar will be removed from the next public preview of the new Power BI Desktop program using the new toolbar experience. Link to Discovery ( https://twitter.com/kimmanis/status/1182753802270560258?s=20 )

    The Quick Access toolbar is needed to speed up report development. Please release the Power BI Desktop with new toolbar that includes the Quick Access Toolbar....

    See article on how it is best used today.. https://powerbi.tips/2019/07/quick-access-toolbar-for-the-win/

    19 votes
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  17. Add Warning Box when choosing Sort By Column

    Applying a sort order column requires certain DAX measures to then be amended to include this sort order column.

    https://www.sqlbi.com/articles/side-effects-in-dax-of-the-sort-by-column-setting/

    A Warning Box would be great to flag this potential issue
    https://twitter.com/wynhopkins/status/1176405396908474372?s=20

    22 votes
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  18. Export to CSV

    Hello,
    In https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/9609906-export-powerbi-desktop-to-csv-excel its been reported that export to CSV is implemented.

    Unfortunately its very limited aka you can't export more than 30k rows.

    Considering the fact that PBI can import hundred of thousands of rows its pretty strange that it can export only 30k rows...

    I believe that a lot of people out there working with huge datasets and doing extensive ETL operations and this feature is really needed.

    Also you can't export from Data tab, only from visuals which is very limiting.

    Please consider to make export limit only dependent on RAM available without artificial limitations. Thanks!

    9 votes
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  19. Add a Design Ideas Button like PowerPoint

    PowerPoint has a Design Ideas button that you click and it suggests different layouts. Would be cool to have the same thing in Power BI desktop

    17 votes
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  20. PLEASE ALLOW TO REVERT BACK TO THE DARK MODE - POWER BI Desktop

    PLEASE ALLOW TO REVERT BACK TO THE DARK MODE - POWER BI Desktop. (Our users are complaining)

    36 votes
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