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  1. Calculated measures when live connected to MDX cubes

    In May 2017 Power BI Desktop started supporting creation of DAX measures when working in live connect mode to an external SSAS model: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-may-feature-summary/

    Vote on this idea if you want support for calculated measures against multidimensional models too.

    1,266 votes
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      119 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Open local files (file://) directly by click on url link as with (http://)

      Currently open a local file from Desktop is not possible and from browser is very tedious as explained on May 2017 update:

      https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-may-feature-summary/#urlTables

      "If you want to use file URLs, there are some limitations. They will not open in the Power BI Desktop, only in web browsers. For most browsers, you will need to right click on the link, copy the link address, and paste the URL in a new tab"

      It will be great if can be improved the way to open the files in same way as with web images or files (http://).

      119 votes
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        7 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • full screen in desktop mode

        Enable full-screen mode when working on power bi desktop. Pretty often I need to display the current page in power bi desktop mode (without sync the page to office 365) and there is a space limit, some of the visualizations are small and unreadable.

        129 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Slicer "Clear Selection" icon color attribute

          I'd like to see the ability to set the color of the eraser icon (clear selection) in a slicer header to something different than the default grey.

          When you use a dark color background (let's say Dark Green) with light color font (let's say medium Orange), it's very difficult for users to see the default grey eraser and clear their selections.

          If some of the color setting attributes that were just added to visual headers could be brought to the Slicer header I belive the issue would be resolved.

          30 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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.

            11 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Selection pane icons

              Please go back to the old icons (large eye and single hyphen) on the Selection Pane. The new (December 2018) icons make the pane almost unusable for telling what items are shown or hiding.

              8 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make Desktop available through Microsoft Update (for versions of Windows before Windows 10)

                In September 2017 we announced that Power BI Desktop is available through the Windows Store, giving automatic updates: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-at-ignite-2017-announcing-enterprise-ready-capabilities-for-establishing-data-culture-at-scale/

                If you're not able to update to Windows 10, vote for this idea so that Power BI Desktop can be made available through Microsoft Update to older versions of Windows.

                295 votes
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                  26 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow bookmarks and bookmark folders to be exported to pdf

                  The Export to pdf functionality allows us to export or print the report pages. But it would be nice if we could also print/export the bookmarks (all of them or just a folder/group)

                  24 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • When I duplicate a page, I want the new page next to the old page, instead of at the end.

                    Currently, a duplicated page is addes as last page in the list. This should be next to the duplicated page (or interactively with a prompt like in Excel).

                    11 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • custom image on button

                      Buttons would be much more useful if we could add a custom icon/image to them. The current choices of arrows, reset, help, Q&A, etc. are too limited.

                      Thanks,

                      60 votes
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                        7 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Workday function to become available

                        Enable the use of workday function from Excel. This is a very useful function which enables the calculation of projected TATs vs targets.

                        10 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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?

                          11 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow Tooltip Pages to be used in matrix/table

                            Please allow Tooltip Pages to be used in matrix/table also - not just in charts.
                            Thank you

                            72 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Relative Date filter week Mon-Sun

                              the Relative Date filter options for the calendar week goes from sunday through saterday.

                              Most companies I know, go from Monday through Sunday. Please give us the option to choose in the filter, or set it though the localization.

                              380 votes
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                                53 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Smaller shapes in scatter charts

                                The size of the shapes in scatter charts can be adjusted, but the 0 % size is too large. More scale should be added to the lower end, to allow for small points which help to make charts with lots of data much more readable.

                                The problem has been discussed here: https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/scatter-chart-point-size/td-p/37760

                                This idea is similar: https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/14905752-allow-constant-point-size-in-scatter-visualization

                                42 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Don't limit download data file sizes

                                  Don't limit download data file sizes

                                  Right now I need to be able to download a large csv from Power BI desktop and I'm getting the error message: "Data Exceeds the Limit" and "Your data is too large . Some data sampling may occur". And right now the table doesn't even appear to be that large: 6 columns x 811 rows.

                                  Idea: Please remove the governor on the ability to download large CSV files.

                                  210 votes
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                                    18 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add imported theme to "Switch Theme" menu

                                    The September 2018 desktop release made Switch Theme generally available. With it you can import a custom theme from a .json file.

                                    Once imported, the imported theme become active, but, even though there is a theme Name in the .json file, the new theme name is not added to the menu of choices and there is no indication that the theme with that name is now active.

                                    Please add imported themes to the menu and do something to highlight which theme is currently active.

                                    13 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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

                                      7 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Matrix: conditional formatting per row in matrix

                                        Currently, conditional formatting in matrix is based on all values of the matrix. I am looking forward to have it based on individual rows (a feature already available in Excel)

                                        Consider having monthly data (column) which you want to track for multiple categories (rows). But the categories have completely different values (i.e. some rows with $10 on average and some rows with $1000 on average).
                                        By applying conditional formatting per row, you can track trends/behaviour per individual category.

                                        Now the row with the highest values ($1000 row in above example) will typically steal all the highlights, and not allow you…

                                        129 votes
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                                          9 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Hyperlink Action for Button object

                                          Our company has a "Help" document that we keep in SharePoint and link to in each of our reports. The newer BUTTONS object as three actions, and I propose adding "Open hyperlink" as a fourth. This would allow our users to link to our training documents, or to documents that support the data in the visual/report.


                                          Microsoft: Please consider adding an Open Hyperlink action to buttons. Thanks.

                                          29 votes
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