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  1. 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.

    71 votes
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  2. 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

    67 votes
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  3. Automatically change tooltip page view to actual size

    When changing a Page to a Tooltip via Page Information it would be great if the Page View then automatically defaulted to actual size rather than fit to Page.
    Would save a couple of clicks and avoid scaring new users with massive visuals.

    22 votes
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  4. Add Save Button back to PBI Desktop

    Please add the Save button back to the title bar or the Home menu...why would you go from an easy 1 click save to forcing me to click twice.

    I really don't get why it was removed from the title bar.....Save, Undo, Redo are in the title bars of Excel, Word, PowerPoint....I thought this was supposed to be more like Office?

    Mike

    4 votes
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  5. 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…

    4 votes
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  6. Report page tooltip on all objects

    New report page tooltip preview feature in the March update is great.

    Would be nice if we had the option of adding this tooltip to visuals that previously didn't have a tooltip.

    For example, I have a card visual. I'd like users to get one of these mini report pages pop-up when they hover over it but as this visual doesn't have a tooltip it can't be used.

    Would be great if we can do this on other things like shapes and text boxes as well.

    527 votes
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    Since the initial release, we added support for table, matrix, and cards.

    https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-july-2018-feature-summary/#tableTooltips

    https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-september-2018-feature-summary/#tooltips

    I’ll leave this idea open for now since there are some requests for shapes, textboxes, and buttons, but it would be helpful if people can comment on their use cases for report page tooltips on these non-visual report elements.

  7. 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

    4 votes
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  8. dashed line, dotted line, line thickness

    Please add line format pane that allows for selecting to insert dotted or dashed line.

    Currently, all the most common line adjustments are only for lines that are part of line charts, not for lines inserted as a shape.

    47 votes
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  9. Size matrix data to fit

    Allow an option to size the matrix visual data to fit. Scaling the font as needed to fit the size of the visual. allowing control of font is great but we have grids that just barely overflow the size of the visual and it would be great to be able to just select to size to the visual space. much like the Scale to page option when printing in excel

    4 votes
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  10. Persistent sign in / login

    Suggestion: Automatically sign in with the last signed in account.

    The already existing feature to click on your sign in account name and "switch account" takes care of the rest.

    This will eliminate the redundant clicks from welcome screens and make the user experience better. This is also in line with the direction of other Office products.

    7 votes
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  11. Allow Slicers to be preset based on defined criteria

    Allow Slicers to be preset based on defined criteria (i.e. DAX formula or other developer input).

    For example, a dashboard that displays KPI data based on the current week end date. On displaying the dashboard the screen should default to the current end date with the user having the optional ability to set the date slicer for previous weeks.

    At a stretch you could have a button with a bookmark action to run some DAX that could set the date slicer to the latest end date.

    Taking this further you could also reverse and forward the slicer to the next…

    155 votes
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  12. Automatically resize all visuals in a report with even spacing

    Would it be possible to specify the amount of white space around each and all visuals on a page, and then click a button and have all visuals automatically resize so that the spacing between them is even?

    The current red guide lines that appear when trying to line up visuals are often not exact enough to perfectly align visuals with even spacing without using the “General” section of the visual formatting pane. Specifying the amount of space between visuals has to currently be done on a visual by visual basis which is very cumbersome and time consuming.

    7 votes
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  13. 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.

    12 votes
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  14. Allow to sort the drillthrough pages

    It would be nice if allow to sort the drill through pages. Currently we cannot change the sort order of the drill through pages and they show as the page created order.

    15 votes
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  15. Fix Mouse Up bug in Power BI Desktop

    There's an incredibly frustrating bug with the mouse-up and focus behavior in Power BI Desktop, specifically concerning the measure editor.

    Steps to reproduce:
    1) Select a measure from your model and open up the editor dropdown window so that it overlaps your canvas.
    2) Click on a visual on your canvas. You should see the selection border come up.
    3) Now, highlight text in your editor using the mouse. Make sure that when you finish your selection, that you mouse-up inside the editor dropdown. Press the <delete> key. Your text gets deleted as you expect.

    Now repeat steps 1, 2,…

    3 votes
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  16. Ability to insert a line break in the title of visuals

    I need to insert a line break in the title of visuals. Unfortunately in the edit box to enter the title text neiter Alt + 0013 nor Alt + 0010 nor a combination of both works for inserting a line break at a well defined position of the title text.

    3 votes
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  17. Make possible to "Manage interactions" as we use the "Manage relationships"

    It would be very helpfull if we could have an option to manage all the interactions, as we have the button "Manage Relationships" on the "Modeling" Tab.

    Sometimes when we have many visuals, it gets hard to track all the interacions we have set. Besides being difficult to click on some objects, when the buttons to turn on/ turn off the filtering overlap each other.

    Thanks in advance!

    4 votes
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  18. 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,…

    21 votes
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  19. Right-click on a table in relationship/ model view and jump directly to that table in data view

    In Power Pivot it is possible to jump directly to the data view of a table in the relationship/ model view by right-clicking on it. This is extremely useful and saves a lot of time when dealing with large models. Please add this feature to Power BI Desktop. It will increase productivity with this tool in a simple way. THANKS

    11 votes
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  20. Conditional Formatting for Total

    An option to conditionally format Sub-total columns and rows.

    At the moment my values are conditionally formatted but but the sub-totals are bare as they can't be formatted.

    8 votes
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