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  1. Power BI Desktop should use the currently logged in account credentials for dataflow connections

    When connecting to a dataflow in Power BI Desktop, the connection is cached like all other connections. Each connection persists the relevant tokens for their sources. However, when persisting a SQL connection, each database is cached separately, so different credentials can be used with different databases.

    However, dataflows will only store the last connection to a dataflow, which makes connecting to dataflows in multiple tenants an arduous process of changeing the data connect options.

    Also confusing is the fact that the account switcher control is unrelated to the dataflow credentials, leading to situations where publish shows one set of workspaces,…

    19 votes
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  2. FutureProofing for Known Header Changes - Power Query

    Scenario:

    While I am building a report, I determine that a field name needs to change at the source in a SQL server, but still need to move forward with my current report. I send a note to the dev group to make that change, but still rename it for now in the query. Unfortunately, when the dev team fixes it upstream, my report will then break - at some point in the future.

    Ask: If a header name change made in an applied step is then reflected upstream [same name as the query attempts to change it to] then…

    4 votes
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  3. 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.

    113 votes
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    1 vote
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  5. 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…

    332 votes
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  6. 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.

    34 votes
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  7. Easier page management: thumbnail view

    Currently, viewing pages within a report can only be done by navigating the narrow bar at the bottom of the screen. Clicking the left and right navigation button moves the bar a variable amount the user has no control over making it very difficult to consistently and precisely navigate from page to page. It is impossible to quickly jump to a specific page.

    Moving pages is even more unwieldy. Since you can only move pages by dragging and dropping the bottom bar, and you can only move the bottom bar by clicking the left and right buttons, moving pages across…

    4 votes
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  8. 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.

    71 votes
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  9. Direct query option with SQL queries for IBM DB2 Database(Mainframe)

    Enable SQL queries in Direct query mode, currently the option is not working

    9 votes
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  10. Customize Ribbon in Desktop (not Query Editor)

    Enable creation of custom groups within the Home Tab of the Ribbon. Allow users to remove certain icons and groups from the ribbon. This is available in Excel, and my Home tab is highly customized so that 95% of the icons I use are available in one place.

    I'm always flipping between the Modeling tab to format a measure, and then back to the Home tab to enter Query Editor.

    There are some icons that I've never used, and would like to replace them with more often used functions.

    Why not allow both to be on the same tab?

    8 votes
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  11. Spellchecker on PowerBi Desktop

    There is currently no spellchecker on the PowerBi Desktop it would be really handy to have one to check the spelling on custom labels.

    7 votes
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  12. Change the Home Table for DAX measures when connected to SSAS

    When connecting to a SSAS Tabular Model it is possible to write custom DAX measures, however once these measures are written you cannot change the "Home Table". (it is possible to rename the measures) The Home Table option is grayed out. Please enable moving DAX measures in a PBIX file to a different "Home Table".

    4 votes
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  13. 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.

    445 votes
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  14. disable auto time intelligence

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

    198 votes
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  15. 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.

    22 votes
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  16. Implement Power BI on Mac

    Implement Power BI, and Office extensions on Mac OS

    113 votes
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  17. Disable auto calculation of measures in desktop

    I would like the ability to temporarily disable the calculation of measures in PowerBI Desktop, something like the manual calculation option in Excel. I have large data models with dozens of measures each, and when I create a new measure it takes a long time to do. The more measures I add, the longer it takes.

    7 votes
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  18. Export PowerBI Desktop report to pdf, word, powerpoint

    Export PowerBI Desktop report to pdf, word, powerpoint

    320 votes
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  19. Remove unwanted filters cluttering filter pane

    Right now I often have around 10 fields incorporated in a visual. I like to include alot of relevant data points as tooltips. Because every used field jumps to the filter pane, the filter pane gets very cluttered with filters I do not care about. For instance, when I create a map using latitude and longitude, there are automatically filters for these fields. I will never want to filter based on these fields. I find myself having to scroll way down to the bottom of the filter page to drag/drop desired fields into the filter pane.

    Additionally, I usually want…

    5 votes
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  20. Tabs management (Improvement) - Color, Index, Grouping, Hidding, Export

    My models have too many tabs (using the same datasets) and would love to have more features to help we handle it.
    Coloring Tabs, Index of tabs to move them up down, Grouping the many tabs (Hide/unhinde). Exporting the tab names so we can make a index outside BI.

    22 votes
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