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  1. query folding enable/disable option

    An option to enable/disable query folding.

    26 votes
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  2. Conditional formatting options

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

    85 votes
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  3. 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.

    74 votes
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  4. 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,…

    28 votes
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  5. 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.

    111 votes
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  6. 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.

    355 votes
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  7. 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.

    39 votes
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  8. 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.

    146 votes
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  9. 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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  10. "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.

    17 votes
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  11. 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

    15 votes
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  12. Power BI collaborative development

    allows multiple developers to work collaboratively on the same PBIX.

    Idea could be separate back-end (advanced editor) and fron-end (modelling and report design) or allows the possibility to merge more than one pbix.

    720 votes
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  13. 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)

    33 votes
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  14. Add the OneDrive and SharePoint connections as option to Open

    Please Power BI Filks, Add the OneDrive and SharePoint connections as option to Open my PBIX Files http://go.helpbi.com/addtheonedrivesharepointto_pbi

    29 votes
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  15. 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.

    11 votes
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  16. Organization Approved Themes

    Now that themes are out of preview and the Product Team has included themes in the Desktop tool the next thing to add to this is to have a section for organization approved themes. Since many companies have branding guidelines this would be an easy way for admins to load these themes and allow end users to pick from them to create consistency.

    289 votes
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  17. 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/

    14 votes
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  18. Eraser for Search in Slicer gone if Header hidden

    if you turn off the Header for a slicer with text in the field, the eraser vanishes from the Search box so there is no way to clear it. Turning on Titles doesn't fix it either. You must leave the Header on.

    Seems like a bug.

    411 votes
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  19. Add Refresh Metrics to Performance Analyzer

    It would be extremely useful if the new Performance Analyzer recorded metrics about what is going on during a report Refresh. We could really use some insight on what's happening during:
    - 'Evaluating...'
    - 'Creating connection in model...'
    - 'Waiting for other queries...'
    - 'Loading data to model...'

    How long are queries taking to Evaluate or Load? What 'other queries' are you waiting on? Why is Evaluating taking so long?

    Refresh performance is by far our biggest bottleneck and it's very difficult to analyze so this would be a very welcome addition.

    25 votes
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  20. Keep banded row style when changing field formatting background in matrix

    When using the "Field formatting" section for a matrix, changing the background color of a field changes it for every row - even when the rest of the matrix is "banded style" or "alternating colors". This can be desirable in many cases.

    But what I would LOVE is if you could change a field's background and alternating background, to keep the banded style while still distinguishing that column from the others.

    I've also had someone suggest that adding a transparency setting to the color setting, that would then overlay the existing background, would do the trick!

    17 votes
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