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  1. Auto refresh, auto publicating and printing/export options for Power BI Desktop

    Hello Power BI team,

    1.:
    It would be great, if there would be an auto refreshing option by time for local power bi desktop files even the file is not opened in the program. Automatic refreshing at openibg event would be nice too. Also a printing options and pdf export would be fine.

    2.:
    Local power bi files should be reached by personal gateway also. But please consider, that most companies have several connections (odbc and other non-microsoft-products!!!) in power bi files. All these connections should be updated automatically by the personal gateway.

    Designing a report on local machine, then…

    63 votes
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  2. Pareto Chart and Excel 2016 charts

    Most of the time working with Power BI I have spend to build right formulas for Pareto Chart, that shows running total and custom values. Excel 2016 solved the problem, but not for Power BI yet.
    Also, great feature will be to add customization of Waterfall chart - sort by, set value as Subtotal or Total

    117 votes
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  3. Power Bi Desktop auto refresh using Excel on OneDrive

    If the Power Bi Desktop uses as a source an Excel file, booth on OneDrive it should not be necessary to use Personal Gateway

    18 votes
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  4. Customize MAP Labels

    Please let us customize the MAP Labels so we can add more Fields that will show up in the Label when you hover over each location. Fields that will just represent extra info for the specific location - not used for how to display the information but just to provide
    extra details for the location.

    78 votes
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  5. Provide a proper API to both the PowerPivot model and Power Query Workbook Queries

    Provide a proper API to both the PowerPivot model and Power Query Workbook Queries

    There are scenarios where it would be beneficial to provide a unique UI to users for accessing specific external data, but as it is today there is no proper, fully featured, and understandable API to either the PowerPivot model, or the Power Query Workbook Queries.

    6 votes
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  6. desktop

    At work our user accounts do not have administrator access, which means we cannot install new versions of software (including Power BI Desktop) as they are released. Is it possible to provide a mechanism (such as WSUS) by which users can have new versions of Power BI Desktop installed when they do not have administrator access?

    4 votes
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  7. I love powerbi, but am trying to link up Cortana and it requires a PERSONAL MICROSOFT ACCOUNT. I'll pass.

    Have Microsoft let Cortana query out data through powerbi with just an office365 account. I'm not going to force my users to put a personal Microsoft account on their machines in order to use Cortana to process powerbi data.

    3 votes
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  8. Client certificate authentication option in Power Query

    Power Query needs to add client certificates as an authentication option so that Excel can use them to authenticate to PKI-protected OData endpoints.

    33 votes
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  9. Suggestions

    Hi. I have so many questions about:

    -Chart, matrix, tables... Bordes.
    -Possibility to show % in charts.
    -Possibility to show slicer in columns.
    -Possibility to change Title and Color in slicers.
    -Possibility to Drill-Down.
    -Possibility to insert shapes, lines, rectangles with colours int he panel.
    -Possibility to move charts or objects at the same time selecting them.
    -Possibility to move the objects with keyboard rows.
    -If you have two panels and you have gouge in one of that, if you change del filter and change it shows NAN
    -Possibility to order Tables and Matrix like pivot tables in excel.
    -Months…

    16 votes
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  10. Formatting of Text in Grid and Matrix

    If there is a option to format the Font in Grid and Matrix it would be very helpful.

    47 votes
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  11. Connecting to Content Pack Services in Power BI Desktop

    Power BI Desktop cannot connect to the Services Content Packs like the web app can. It would be great to take the OOTB packs and customize using Power BI Desktop Query Editor. The content packs don't pull in all the data possible, so customization becomes necessary but the effort to start from scratch is prohibitive.

    105 votes
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  12. Moving/Rearranging Calculated Columns

    I'd like to be able to move/rearrange my Calculated Columns in the Data View so they can be placed next to columns where they would be more relevant and make more sense.


    It would be nice also if the Calculated Columns are shaded darker as in PowerPivot so we can easily distinguish them.


    Also please enable Ctrl+A (Select ALL) in the Data View - currently it works only in the Query Editor.


    This way we could Select ALL Data in the Data View where it would include the Calculated Columns.

    346 votes
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  13. Add new default functions to metrics n the visualization page

    The default functions for metrics in the value fields on the visualization page is currently supported for sum, average, max min etc. but other standard functions like running total, percent of total etc. are still missing. Compared with other software and eg. Excel this is a set back as end users won't be able to quickly implement these kind of functions if they dont know DAX.

    2 votes
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  14. Visualization Selection

    When there are multiple visualizations and text on a dashboard it can be difficult to select those that are under others.

    7 votes
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  15. Enable search and filter for values in Data view

    It would be useful to have an option of searching/filtering through values in data view. In the best scenario it would work like table in Excel.

    16 votes
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  16. A canvas that can be split and have its parts filled with controls

    Dragging the controls provides layout flexibility but different computers displays cause controls to overlay one another in unintended ways. A split canvas could provide scrolls and organize space better.

    2 votes
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  17. R Integration can be enables for Predective Analytics

    Power Bi should enable R Integration which is the best for Predictive Analytics now-a-days

    21 votes
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  18. Olap functions

    Power BI Desktop should include OLAP functions like calculation Running SUM, Running Total in View

    4 votes
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  19. 10 votes
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  20. Highlighting only suitable charts based on fields chosen

    We have lot of charts in the right hand pane. Based on some intelligence highlighting of fewer charts helps users a lot

    2 votes
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