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  1. Option to use either light or dark interface.

    New Desktop app update installed an almost white user interface. There is zero contrast which is not good for the eyes. I see where some people have requested a light interface so incorporate an option to select either light or dark theme like in the Office apps.

    4,353 votes
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  2. Column Level & Row Level Security for Dataflows

    Ability to define rules at Row & column level, to control the data fields available to different roles (e.g. employee salary visible to the users in finance roles only, while other employee details visible to other department roles).

    498 votes
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  3. Improve performance of MDX queries using Analyze in Excel

    When you use Analyze in Excel, MDX queries are sent to the Power BI dataset. If you have a PivotTable with 10 measures, the performance is usually slower compared to a similar Matrix in Power BI with the same content. Power BI generates DAX queries.
    One of the reasons why this difference exists is that the DAX query is optimized using a process called "fusion", which includes in a single storage engine request the aggregations required for multiple measures, whereas this feature has not been implemented for MDX queries.
    Implementing fusion for MDX queries would dramatically improve the performance of…

    258 votes
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  4. Support creating calculation groups in Power BI Desktop

    Support the creation of DAX calculation groups in Power BI Desktop - otherwise Power BI can only consume calculation groups created in Analysis Services, whereas it would be very useful to have this feature in any Power BI model.
    Even just a simple text window with a script would be fine. You can clean up the UI later.
    Thanks.

    2,119 votes
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    34 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Machine Learning Models for Pro Users

    Please extend Machine Learning capabilities to pro users. Small to Medium sized business may not have the employee count to justify enterprise licenses, but we can still benefit from general capability advancements in the Power BI service/product offering.
    See original blog post here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/creating-machine-learning-models-in-power-bi/?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTkRFMlkySTBOR05oWVRGbSIsInQiOiJMRVVibGxBRDV3XC91SVpMeE4rSFV0THJKTnlLU3k5dXZ4bFhXdzh0VFh2ckE4RURRXC92R2FLY2F0TWtOSDhxMm9raVViU2lpdGQ4XC9WaWhzNGdCTHlqMUIrVGFibUJ2TkJ0SFdDUWR2QWY1OFhNOEowaGVXY1FxOXZydjhvcXZONHE0cjNQb0lEdnN2blFjMXVhY0hjcXc9PSJ9

    1,666 votes
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  6. Add expand/collapse feature to column headers

    Vote on this idea if you want expand/collapse on column headers in the matrix similar to what was shipped for row headers in November (https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-november-2018-feature-summary/#expandCollapse).

    4,289 votes
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    under review  ·  99 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Dark Theme/Alternate Color Desktop Themes

    Enable a dark/black/gray theme for the various versions of BI; to enable ease of use.

    882 votes
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  8. Option to use comma as list separator and dot as a decimal point regardless of locale settings

    Power BI Desktop has an editor that modifies the DAX code trying to respect the locale settings. This creates a number of issues in certain combinations of locale settings; because of that, there are bugs that have never been fixed when you have certain expressions
    Moreover, respecting the syntax using locale settings creates additional issues when you copy/paste formulas in other tools that might not use the locale settings (not to mention community forums!).

    Please, consider adding an option to Power BI Desktop to use the standard comma (,) as list separator and dot (.) as decimal point for DAX…

    315 votes
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  9. Paginated reports - please make it available in Pro as well as Premium

    Paginated reports - please make it available in Pro as well as Premium .. thank you

    4,046 votes
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  10. No Ctrl-Click on Buttons Needed for Bookmarks View Mode

    When editing in Desktop, you have to Ctrl-Click a button to trigger the assigned action - very good. But when you have multiple bookmarks and you go into "View" mode, you are effectively in "PowerPoint Mode". When in this mode, there should be just a single click for a button (no ctrl needed).

    341 votes
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  11. Use Internal SQL queries instead of M language

    Why do we need to learn another language when we already know SQL for data preparation? 

    SQL is much more flexible and simpler that M language, and can use Partition and windows function. 

    Power BI users need to lean DAX functions and M Language and it is very frustration to learn 2 new languages for one tool, so why don't we just use SQL and DAX functions and eliminate to need to learn M language. 

    SAS did it with 'PROC SAS' and there is no reason that Microsoft won't be able to do it too.

    125 votes
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  12. Built in Git support in PowerBI Desktop

    When you create a PowerBI report in Power BI Desktop it transparently create \ use a git repository. So you just worked normally, then when you hit publish, it actually push to remote.

    Gitignore could be used to exclude data from being published to the repository. PowerBI would have version control which is desperately needed.

    This would work well with the whole Microsoft buying Github \ Azure DevOps, both from the perspective of promoting good practices such as code version control and CI\CD - process of developing in development and promoting to UAT\production

    It would also allow IT to get…

    1,371 votes
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  13. Field Format - Report Wide

    We often have columns or measures that we want to be formatted the same in EVERY report tab in EVERY visual the same way. There is no universal method to format a measure in every visual in a report. We have to go into each visual on each report tab and do the exact same field formatting (colors, etc.) in each visual. We would like there to be a Universal option.

    And, you know what will come next? :-) No doubt, somebody will want the formatting to be report wide EXCEPT for one single visual somewhere. Is that possible too?

    224 votes
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  14. Collapse App Navigation Pane

    The new app navigation experience is great but can take up a good chunk of screen retail space.

    The option to collapse/uncollapse the navigation pane would be a great feature for users, allowing them to focus entirely on the report/dashboard

    576 votes
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  15. Show column data profile statistics in header

    Add a column data profile histogram in the data view for every column in Power BI Desktop. This handy feature exists in Power Query (sometimes only on sampled data).

    Add this feature to Power BI Desktop as well, please.

    1,720 votes
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  16. Display user's preferred name in Power BI web app and desktop like other O365 applications

    Currently, Power BI web app and desktop app displays as Given Name + Last Name. While everywhere else it displays name with is the users Preferred First Name + Preferred Last Name.

    For example a user has a given name of "Elizabeth Smith" with a preferred name as "Betty Smith". When in the Power BI desktop or sharing a Power BI report, you see "Elizabeth" and not "Betty". However, in Outlook or MS Teams, you see the preferred "Betty".

    52 votes
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  17. Real time monitoring of premium capacity

    Like to have the capability to view following metrics on premium capacity nodes in real-time, instead of waiting for premium capacity monitoring app to get refreshed before showing the latest data.


    1. CPU and RAM usage

    2. Scheduled reports list in running and waiting state

    3. All DQ based reports in execution state

    4. Number of active user sessions using premium apps

    206 votes
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  18. Customize visible items in new filter experience

    The standard slicers have now a visual level filter, but the new filter experience does not have a similar feature. A correspondent "visual level filter" allowing to define conditions that make an item visible or not. in the new filter experience. The reasons are the same that justified visual level filter in standard slicers.

    399 votes
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  19. When showing subtotals at the bottom, show the attributes there as well and not on top

    When I choose the option to show the subtotals at the bottom, I expect to see the attribute name there as well and not just on top. This is especially crucial for financial statements, like shown here: https://wp.me/p6lgsG-YC

    An option to toggle between showing attributes at the bottom only or at the top as well would be ideal.

    1,813 votes
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  20. Incremental Refresh in Dataflow for Power BI Pro users

    Also include incremental refresh in dataflow for Power BI Pro users.

    56 votes
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