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  1. Calculated measures when live connected to MDX cubes

    In May 2017 Power BI Desktop started supporting creation of DAX measures when working in live connect mode to an external SSAS model: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-may-feature-summary/

    Vote on this idea if you want support for calculated measures against multidimensional models too.

    1,405 votes
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  2. measures

    Insert multiple measures instead of creating each measure separately. for example:
    Writing Multiple measures altogether for a specific column.
    Sum = SUM(Column)
    -----
    Average = Average(Column)
    -----
    MAX = MAX(Column)

    2 votes
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  3. 2 votes
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  4. Make Visual Formatting consistent across PowerBI (FONT)

    It puzzles me that for an example size 15 Segoe UI is displayed differently for a textbox,
    different again for a column heading,
    different again for a card,
    different again for inside a table
    different again for a Multirow Card?

    This difference occurs in both size and weight and sharpness.

    It is extremely difficult to make a group of visuals look professional on a single page.
    Currently PowerBI makes this seem like a 5 year old has done it.

    Can a Font be consistently represented in PowerBI.
    This sort of thing should have been done before PowerBI went GA.

    Doesn't…

    4 votes
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  5. Label the lines directly

    I would like to be able to label lines directly in a line chart. Placing the legend either at the beginning or at the end of the line makes it easier for the readers to identify the lines.

    2 votes
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  6. Add multiple centers to Conditional Formatting

    Option to add more than one center to a conditional format. For example, right now we can go from white to yellow to red. But, for example I may like to go from purple to blue to green to red based on the value.

    2 votes
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  7. Co-Author PowerBI Reports and Datasets

    Allow the capability to co-author a PowerBI Dataset via PowerBI Desktop with multiple people concurrently. Otherwise, the ability to easily combine two PowerBI desktop .pbix files including measures, visuals etc.

    2 votes
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  8. Relative Date filter week Mon-Sun

    the Relative Date filter options for the calendar week goes from sunday through saterday.

    Most companies I know, go from Monday through Sunday. Please give us the option to choose in the filter, or set it though the localization.

    642 votes
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  9. Allow creation of measures inside folders

    In the March 2019 version of PBI Desktop, you can organise columns and measures inside folders using the Model tab. When you create a new measure in the Report tab, by default it is placed alphabetically within a table.

    I suggest that a user can click onto a folder in that table, and create the measure within that folder.

    6 votes
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  10. Wrap Text option in Tree map

    Add option of wrap text into data labels of Tree map visual when category text is to long.

    2 votes
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  11. +/- icons funtionality on column headers

    Has at columns the same functionality +/- icons as we have at row headers. For example:
    Matrix table where columns are year/month, I want to be able to press +/- and collapse month and see only a year.
    SImilar functionality such as Excel, where you are able to Group columns.

    4 votes
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  12. allow mailto links in all action types

    mailto links are allowed in tables and matrices but not in action buttons. We can't do a simple scenario like make a button to email a support mailbox. This feature would allow mailto links (and really think about accepting any kind of URL or URI) to be used in any Action setting

    2 votes
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  13. Export PDF only selected pages

    It would be very useful if there is a selection for pages that I want to export.
    My end users use the same report for diferent purpose and they always have hide the pages that they will not use.

    2 votes
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  14. Week over Week and Week to Date DAX measure

    Week over Week and Week to Date DAX measure

    2 votes
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  15. 2 votes
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  16. Best in class with concatenated dimension name DAX measure

    We point out the number which is the highest of all within its immediate parent (in this case Best in Class Market value within a Region);
    Is it possible to hook in the dimension value, as well to say which Market is the Best in Class Value?

    2 votes
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  17. 2 votes
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  18. postgres

    Live link connect to postgres

    19 votes
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  19. Paginiated reports - conditional formatting for Rankings - similar to excel, and power BI itself

    Paginiated reports - conditional formatting for Rankings - similar to excel, and power BI itself - is there a way to apply conditional formatting sorting a field from lowest to hightest and using a color scale to indicate the ranking?

    2 votes
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  20. Create dynamic Rank, Best in Class and Average measures at the grid level

    Create dynamic Rank, Best in Class and Average measures at the grid level, the slicer or filter which is at the lower hierarchy should not affect the measurement.
    For example, if a ranking report with the region on the grid, the rank will be calculated at the region level, the store slicer or filter should not affect the ranking. If the market is on the grid, the rank will be calculated at the market level, the store slicer or filter should not affect the rank.

    2 votes
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