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  1. Load custom Theme (JSON file) by default at launch

    I have a JSON file with a theme that I apply to most of my reports. Right now I have to import it anew every time I launch Power BI or create a new file. It would be great if it was possible to direct Power BI Desktop to load that custom file by default at at launch

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    • Allow custom fonts in text boxes and perhaps all visuals (at least titles)

      Allow custom fonts in text boxes. Power BI Desktop should allow any font that is installed in Windows. Feel free to put certain parameters around the font type so that it can be appropriately rendered and exported. But in general, why can't we have more fonts?

      57 votes
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      • Possibility to disable/remove one of the drill buttons for one visual

        I would like to have the possibility to configure which of the drill buttons the end user can use for a specific visual.

        Depending on the visual, sometimes one of the drill buttons do not have the desired effect and can create confusion for end user.
        I am experiencing this with a with a matrix visual with two level hierarchy. The "Expand all down one level in the hierarchy" button has the desired effect but "Go to the next level in the hierarchy" button results in a confusing display and I would prefer end-user to not be able to use…

        5 votes
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        • Dark Mode for Power BI

          Having a dark mode especially on the creator UI when putting things together would be helpful, similar to other MSFT apps (Azure, Office 2016, etc).

          11 votes
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          • Way to change datasource import to direct/live query

            Create a way to automate the following manual steps..

            Hi all

            I recently wanted to change the datasource from Import to Live Query using the "Power BI service" and had a good lookaround without turning up much other than "you can not"...

            However I managed to get it going, effectively maintaining my designs/visuals and changing datasource so that I can get away with publishing one report whenever my data changes.

            Prerequisites:
            * TARGET: A .pbix file with designs/visuals using import, no measures.
            * SOURCE: A clean .pbix file using Live Query to a report/dataset published to app.powerbi.com (no designs/visuals)
            -This…

            122 votes
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            • Wild card search in slicer

              I want to select some 20 values out of 100 values in the slicer. It is tedious to search one by one and select them. It would be great if we have OR, AND operator in slicer. Also, Wild card search in slicer will be helpful while the list is lengthy in the slicer.

              16 votes
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              • Edit filter name

                The new filter pane is great but it have some things to improve.

                It would be great if the ability to change the name of the filter field is possible. We can change the name of the fields in visualizations but not in the filters, sometimes the name of the field is not the name I want to show.

                For example:

                I have a "Product Table" with the fields "Name" and "Amount" and I want to keep those names in the table but in the filter I want to change them to "Product Name" and "Price"

                3 votes
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                • Hide column header in Visual Table and Matrix

                  Sometimes its needed to hide column header in Visual Table and Matrix and show only Grid without any headers

                  3 votes
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                  • Enable grouping and binning in Power BI Desktop when using a live connection to an analysis service cube

                    Enable grouping and binning in Power BI Desktop when using a live connection to an analysis service cube

                    54 votes
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                    • Scatter chart axis supports text values

                      It would be great to allow text or other kind of values values in X-Axis and Y-Axis when building a scatter chart.

                      3 votes
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                      • Inserting calculated row fields or rows to Power BI table or matrix.

                        Hello Everyone. I don´t see the ability to insert calculated rows and rows to Power BI tables or matrixs. In finance community this is basic. Are you planning to develop this? If you already do so, big favor, can you please send me a link?
                        Thank you,

                        58 votes
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                        • Conditional formatting to set background color to the column values in Matrix visual.

                          Conditional formatting to set background color to the column values in Matrix visual.

                          3 votes
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                          • Chose which Y-Axis a data field goes on

                            Creating a line and column chart, would be great to be able to select which fields go on which axis, similar to Excel combo chart.

                            For example, currently all line values are put in the second Y-axis if you turn on the second axis, while all column values are kept on the primary y-axis. Having the option like with data labels to customize the series and chose how each value is displayed and which axis the series goes onto would be superb!

                            3 votes
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                            • Identify orphan measures and redundant columns

                              A way to easily identify redundant columns and orphan measures that are not in use in the model and probably were created during development.

                              2 votes
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                              • Conditional Formatting with fixed colors not color scale.

                                Hi Team,

                                Conditional formatting is extremely poor as it does not satisfy the basic criteria.

                                I need to set the colors based on the value ranges.

                                Red - if the values are <75
                                Yellow if the values are in between 75 and 84
                                Green if >=85.

                                I don't need diverging. Users are getting confused among the multiple shades when you are dealing with high dense values.

                                Please let me know if this can be implemented in the near future or not,

                                Thanks
                                KVB

                                225 votes
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                                • Url On Images

                                  I could not see any option to add a URL on an image or any other component except Text box.
                                  There are many situations where we have to call an static external URL from power BI.

                                  Can we have a URL set on static image added in power BI desktop, so that if any user clicks any where in the image area can be redirected to the mentioned URL.

                                  This can be added in Action section of the component.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Live connection (to SSAS) in mixed (dual) mode

                                    Ability to connect to SSAS live in mixed mode. Combine different sources in one report (SSAS live, SQL Server import etc.)

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Email to Power BI subscriber on the update or release of new version including features and what new updates are in it.

                                      Email to Power BI subscriber on the update or release of new version including features and what new updates are in it.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Set Page Background / Wallpaper for All Pages

                                        When setting a page background or wallpaper, it has to be done for each page in the report. If you change the color or image, you have to change it on each page. It would be helpful if there was an option to set the background or wallpaper and have it apply to all pages.

                                        6 votes
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                                        • Save from Power BI Desktop down to a version compatible with Power BI Server

                                          Give users the ability to save Power BI Desktop reports down to the current version of report server. All of my users are on the Windows Store version of Power BI Desktop. We publish reports to Power BI Report Server. After the November 2018 update, I have no way to put their reports on the report server. Please provide a compatibility mode or something so I can downgrade the reports and publish them.

                                          2 votes
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