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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

    49 votes
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  2. improve performance of desktop

    I'm tired of waiting and seeing "Working On It" after nearly every click in PowerBI desktop. It takes forever to create dax formulas and change them and to move objects around in folders.

    2 votes
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  3. Unable to see Imported JSOn theme in the switch theme option

    I have imported custom JSON theme and unable to see the theme
    in the switch theme choices.

    3 votes
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  4. 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.

    8 votes
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  5. 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.

    124 votes
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  6. 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…

    3 votes
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  7. Add option to view by both Value AND Percent of total to decomposition tree visual

    In the new decomposition tree visual you can either show your value OR select show as Percent of grand total.

    It would be great if you could select to show the value of your metric AND/OR Percent of grand total AND/OR Percent of Parent node level .

    3 votes
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  8. Add a Clear Filters button in Table Tools Ribbon

    Now that we have contextual ribbon tabs, in the data view we need the Clear Filters button like Excel. One click to remove all filters.

    3 votes
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  9. 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.

    79 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?

    9 votes
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  11. 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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  12. group pages

    Allow grouping pages in PBI Desktop, something like icons in Windows Taskbar

    18 votes
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    1 vote
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  14. Using between for numeric slicers and want to restrict values entered into the textboxes to whole numbers

    Using between for numeric slicers and want to restrict values entered into the textboxes to whole numbers

    3 votes
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  15. 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 I have…

    335 votes
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  16. Power BI desktop aggregate the stream data every [X] number

    Just like if my stream data displayed every 1 second, and in Power BI I would like to see the data every 5 second, the value could be aggregated.

    2 votes
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  17. 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.

    27 votes
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Show column definitions when we hover over on the column headers on a visual

    Can we show the column definitions when we hover on the column headers on the visuals? As of now, all it shows is the name of the column, which doesn’t serve any purpose. This will help end users to understand what the column means.

    3 votes
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