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  1. Custom Viz access to the previous levels in a drill-down

    The current version of Power BI visualsation framework does not support access to the previous levels in a drill-down. I.e. you only get access to the current level when rendering. That makes it very hard to develop visualizations such as pivot tables or breakdown trees.

    This would let custom viz developers add thing like pivot tables and Breakdown Trees :)

    [This idea was created as an offshoot of https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/15844186-pivot-tables-and-breakdown-trees. Fredrik had initially asked for updates to the Custom Viz API, but many votes and comments were cast assuming the idea was just asking for the Power BI team to…

    3,260 votes
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      103 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      We are working to enable drill down capability for custom visuals as part of the framework.
      This will enable custom visuals developers to declare which of the data roles can be drilled down. the user experience will be the same as it is for core visuals in Power BI.

    • Subscribe *others* to emails of reports

      Extend the email subscription feature, currently in public preview, to enable subscribing *others* to email snapshots of reports.

      More information about the existing email subscriptions feature can be found here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-email-subscriptions-in-power-bi-stay-informed-when-it-matters/preview/

      367 votes
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        14 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Dynamic date slicer

        The new date slicer is awesome, but it would be so nice if you could set a dynamic date selection instead of a static. With a static filter the user will always have to set the dates before the saved report makes sense - especially as the report gets older.

        Dynamic options could be
        YTD, QTD, MTD, WTD, Today, This Year, This Quarter, This Month, This Week and so on.

        958 votes
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          38 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Dynamic Parameters for What if analysis

          [Will Thompson] I've just merged a couple of very close scenarios, which all have similar great ideas! Something we're considering for the future, so I'm keen to hear your feedback on this. I like this core scenario of a numeric value that is bound to a slider control, and can then be used as part of some expression.

          - In a sales report, I can adjust a '% increase' slider to see what impact a small change in revenue might have had on my sales.
          - In a mortgage calculator, I can change the % rate, borrowed amount and term to see projected…

          786 votes
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            under review  ·  52 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Change column labels/names in the visual

            It would be great if we could change columns labels/names in the standard visuals (Table & Matrixes mainly). In our company we have a data warehouse build to support the PowerBI tabular model with the data. The field names in the data model are not the most intuitive to our PowerBI End User. It could be great if we could change the way the field labels are shown in our tables to be more intuitive and meaningful without needing to change the field names in the data model.

            159 votes
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              4 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow customization of email subscription schedule

              Extend the existing email subscription feature to allow me to specify exactly *when* the email is sent out - e.g. send me the email at 2pm every Monday.

              More information about the existing feature can be found here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-email-subscriptions-in-power-bi-stay-informed-when-it-matters/

              222 votes
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                12 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Pivot tables and breakdown trees

                The current version of Power BI visualsation framework does not support access to the previous levels in a drill-down. I.e. you only get access to the current level when rendering. That makes it very hard to develop visualizations such as pivot tables or breakdown trees. Make this possible and I would gladly submit a stable version of my Breakdown Trees :).

                2,810 votes
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                  108 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  We released a preview of a new matrix visual with today Power BI Desktop release. This new matrix can be used as a source of cross-highlighting, has a stepped layout, can be drilled in to /out of hierarchies, and has performance updates.

                  You can read all about it in our blog post: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-march-feature-summary/#matrix

                  During the preview we will be adding even more new features, so keep watch each month for more improvements and let us know in comments what else you’d like to see.

                • let maps recognize data category hierarchy automatically

                  Currently maps don't seem to recognize the relationship between a country and a city, even if both columns have been set up with the corresponding data category in the model.

                  In a table with cities as "cities" and country as "country" in the data model, the cities are plotted in arbitrary countries instead of the country specified in the column for country.

                  Please let Power BI maps acknowledge the hierarchy of existing typed data categories and plot depending data points only in relation to their parent category context.

                  You may not feel the pain if you're in the US. I…

                  47 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Export to PowerPoint with filters applied

                    PowerPoint Export to take into account filters that have been applied to the report prior to export. This is essential for users which need to filter on historic dates and then wish to export the report with those details.

                    169 votes
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                      7 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Hey all – we’re looking into how best to tackle this and other filter/slicer-related functionality. We’ve put together a short survey to better understand different use cases and what improvements would make the experience better.  If you have a few moments, the survey takes about 10 minutes to complete.  We appreciate your feedback!
                      https://aka.ms/x998cx

                    • Subscribe to email snapshots of reports in *specific filter/slicer states*

                      Extend the email subscriptions feature, currently in public preview, to include support for email snapshots of reports in specific filter/slicer states.

                      More information about the feature can be found here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-email-subscriptions-in-power-bi-stay-informed-when-it-matters/

                      156 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Hey all – we’re looking into how best to tackle this and other filter/slicer-related functionality.

                        We’ve put together a short survey to better understand different use cases and what improvements would make the experience better.  If you have a few moments, the survey takes about 10 minutes to complete.  We appreciate your feedback!

                        https://aka.ms/x998cx

                      • Increase Export Data Limits

                        In late 2016, Power BI improved our export data options to allow exporting up to 150,000 rows to Excel from a visual on a Power BI dashboard for Pro users. If you require higher limits, please vote on this idea. If you have more specific requirements, please leave them in the comments.

                        81 votes
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                          4 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow PowerBI mobile app to open local files

                          Hi, Power BI allows us to create great insights supporting our daily jobs. While we can use the desktop version in my company, we have a security issue with publishing to Cloud. Data protection is heavily focused.
                          To avoid breaking any internal rules on data protection, we would definitely benefit from option where PowerBI mobile would allow users to open local files without having them pushed to Cloud via Publish function in PBI desktop.
                          Viewing local files works great with Word/Excel/PowerPoint on mobile.
                          Thanks for considering / reply

                          Gab

                          106 votes
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                            5 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • identify power bi pro content

                            Whenever Power BI warns that "this dashboard has Power BI Pro content", provide a link to describe specifically what Pro content is included in the dashboard. For example, is it pro content because it's in a group workspace, or is it pro content because it's a direct query connection to an on-premise data source, etc.

                            44 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Printing custom visualizations

                              It would be helpful to be able to print custom visualizations to PowerPoint. Currently there is just a message saying that the visualizations are not currently supported. Even allowing the visuals to be frozen in a picture format would be acceptable. Thanks.

                              150 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Power BI Embedded - Connection to Analysis Services Tabular

                                Please provide the ability to connect to Analysis Services (Tabular) from Power BI Embedded

                                112 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Disable/hide visual border on hover

                                  Disable/hide visual borders when hovered over, atleast in full screen mode. It makes the UI look pretty untidy.

                                  67 votes
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                                    8 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Change the sorting order local settings in Power BI Desktop file (ä ö å etc.)

                                    When you create a new .pbix file, the sorting order is defined and hard coded by the user interface language of Power BI Desktop, not by the regional settings under Options > Current File > Locale.

                                    It means that if you create a .pbix file with English Power BI Desktop version, local characters (Finnish, Danish or Swedish: ä ö å etc,) are not sorted correctly in your model and you can’t change the hard coded setting later!

                                    You’ll have to recreate the model in your local version of Power BI Desktop, if your data contains local characters and you’ll want…

                                    50 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • More flexible Conditional Formatting in Tables and Matrixes

                                      More flexible Conditional Formatting in Tables and matrixes.
                                      The current color customization in tables is very limiting. I need more than 3 color choices.
                                      I should be able to add multiple values and assign colors to each.

                                      216 votes
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                                        13 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Control "publish Content Packs to entire organisation" by use of AAD group

                                        For portal Administrators, the ability to control "publish Content Packs to entire organisation" by use of AAD groups rather than All On or All Off. In the same way as the 'Export Data" control can be managed.

                                        18 votes
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                                          5 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Measure Dependency View (similar to the Query Dependency View)

                                          The newly introduced Query Dependency view is phenomenal but what we really need is a Measure Dependency view. Here is what it might look like: http://ppvt.pro/2eXKndh
                                          And a video detailing this idea: https://youtu.be/sYjBB_Ef66M

                                          In one of my production models I have 60 Queries, but I have 200+ measures! I believe that is typical; usually I build Queries and Measures as lego blocks, combining simpler ones into more complex ones needed in the end. In fact I needed it so badle that I attempted to build a Measure Dependency view using NodeXL. While that works, it's a lot of heavy lifting.…

                                          438 votes
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                                            27 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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