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  1. Edit Interactions to include Filter Pane

    Expand the Edit Interactions functionality to include the new Filter Pane Visual/Page/Report filters.

    eg I would be able to pre-filter the values for just the Page Level Filters from a slicer.

    Currently, no visuals affect the Filter Pane items. So this would be a big improvement in usability for the Filter Pane.

    30 votes
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  2. 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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  3. Column Header Tooltips for Tables and Matrixs

    I would like to see a feature that would enable me as a developer to add a definition to column headers in tables and matrixs so users can get a description of the column and how it is calculated.

    This would work best from a users perspective by a pop-up/tooltip appearing when hovering over the column header only.

    12 votes
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  4. Power BI Desktop : page name changing dynamically with the text in the text box.

    If the pagename changes in the Power BI Desktop, the visual title should change too in a dynamical way without the need to change the title manually.

    3 votes
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  5. Protect .PBIX with password

    Allow to protect a pbix file with a password.

    189 votes
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  6. 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!

    16 votes
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  7. Replace fields in field well

    At the moment you can only add or remove fields from the field well. When you have a chart with formatting configured on a field and you want to use a different field you can only add the new field and then you have to re-apply all the formatting. It would be great if you could drag and drop the new field on top of an existing field and preserve the formatting.

    4 votes
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  8. change picture option

    mimic functionality that exists in PowerPoint. This will allow a change of a picture within PowerBI Desktop and maintain all attributes (including selection and bookmark settings) of existing picture/image.

    I have embedded instructional manual as a picture on each page of a dashboard and whenever there is a change to the manual I have to change out the picture which requires a ton of changes to the bookmarks and selection panes.

    8 votes
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  9. Advanced Filtering option for Date fields should NOT ask for Time as an input.

    Currently, Advanced Filtering option for Date fields displays the time option even when we use a date field for filtering. Even though the default value of time is 12 AM, users find it unnecessary to have that option as the field is of type "Date" and not "DateTime".
    This is very confusing to the users. It should appear only when a DateTime field is used for filtering.

    5 votes
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  10. Clickable tooltips on hover

    During the first TripleA event with Amanda for Power BI I submitted a feature request question that got quite a few quick kudos. The feature was to have clickable tooltips on hover as well as resizing of the tooltip features. What the response was is that it's a fairly large task for the dev team to make that work and the PBI team would need some good use cases and reasons for this feature enhancement.

    The reason for this is mainly because of a few of the hiccups we've experienced in the product.


    1. There are quite a few limitations in…

    7 votes
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  11. Merge 2 PowerBI Files

    Be able to merge 2 PowerBI files into 1. Not just copy and paste visual by visual.

    4 votes
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  12. Need a way to substitute old fields with new fields

    After fields are renamed using a stored procedure (for example where no fields can be edited in Advanced Editor) the visuals are broken and there is no replace option. Tableau has such a feature that allows backend field renames without breaking the visuals because you simply replace the old field name with new.

    3 votes
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  13. Add tooltips for decomposition tree

    Please add tooltips to the fabulous decomp tree visual.

    For example, I have a chart that shows a measure of cycle time. THe decomp visual does a great job at allowing the users to drill into what's driving that number, but often times there maybe a very low volume item that is significantly driving the measure. I don't care if a product has a really long cycle time if it's not material in the overall calculation.

    Specifically, looking at median measures. I need to understand the volume of each item. An easy way to do this is via a tooltip.

    8 votes
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  14. 3 votes
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  15. Desktop Installer command line options incl silent install

    The MSI installer supports command line switches such as silent install (eg msiexec.exe ... /passive ACCEPT_EULA=1).

    With the announced end-of-life of the MSI, the only option is to use the EXE installer that doesn't currently support options. Installation thus is user interactive unless re-packaged.

    Please supply an installer that can work silently.

    9 votes
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  16. Undo function for bookmark updates

    Problem: If an incorrect bookmark is updated whilst in a different bookmark, you must go through the long process of re-creating the bookmark.

    Solution: 'Undo' button for bookmarks that returns a bookmark to its previous state.

    3 votes
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  17. show pages based on the logged in user

    In a Power BI report, hide or show certain pages based on the logged in user.

    Maybe use user roles.

    This makes it possible to use the same report for several profiles.

    6 votes
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  18. Slicer to Change Chart Legends

    Wouldn't it be nice if users could change the legend on a chart?

    I would like to request a vanilla slicer that works something like regular slicer or Chiclet slicer which could control the Legend field on a selected visual.

    The developer would just have to make sure that only the charts he wants the slicer to affect are set to be modified by this slicer.

    We can take this a bit further. Why not just have a slicer that can control fields in selected visuals? That would be awesome, as it
    would allow developers to condense what might normally…

    6 votes
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  19. Customize Hierarchy Slicer Header.

    You cannot customize the title currently, it just lists the fields in the hierarchy.

    2 votes
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  20. Composite models when connected to SAP Business Warehouse (BW)

    Composite Models can really be a game changer for many scenarios. Unfortunately the two most used datasources in our org (SSAS+SAP BW) are NOT supported to be used in composite models.

    So the idea is to add SAP BW as supported source for composite models (like it is already possible with HANA sources in relational mode).

    Related Idea: Composite models when connected to SSAS Tabular https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/34922932-composite-models-when-connected-to-sql-server-anal

    7 votes
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