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  1. incremental refresh for Power BI Pro

    Enable Incremental Refresh for Power BI Pro users, not just Premium.

    4,382 votes
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    Thanks for all the feedback on this! We are definitely planning on adding Incremental refresh to Pro. Do know though that it is a fair amount of work, so it may be a bit before we can give you a more firm timeline.

    In the meantime, keep voting so you’re notified when we do have more information to share!

  2. Power BI direct connector to ADLS2 (Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2) thus Power BI directly connect to ADLS2 for reporting and Firewall slider

    currently Power BI does not have direct connection to ADLS2 and requires Power BI Dataflow to access the ADLS2 data which causing data redundancy and creating extra hop for the same data and can be directly consume form ADLS2. Power BI direct connection with ADLS2 is great addition for Advance Data Analytics and firewall slider Power BI which enable exclusive access Power BI similar to AAS (Azure Analysis Service) .

    98 votes
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  3. Expose calculated members on user hierarchies when live connected to SSAS Multidimensional

    Currently, when we create calculated members in SSAS Multidimensional and put them on a user hierarchy (parent-child) they don't show on Power BI.

    These calculated hierarchy elements are very useful in many scenarios, it would be great for PowerBI to be able to show them.

    10 votes
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  4. SAP HANA 2.0: Display Calculation Views in HDI-Containers

    In SAP HANA 2.0, Database Views reside in so-called HDI-Containers. Power BI Desktop (PBIRS) shows empty Containers (database schemes) but not the Calculation VIews inside.
    The old Calculation VIews from HANA 1.0 are visible.

    So please extend the connector for SAP HANA (relational mode) to select the new Calculation Views from the HANA data dictionary as well as the old ones.

    80 votes
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  5. Option to restrict mode of connection

    For certain data sources, it would be good to restrict the mode of connection (Import/Direct/Live). This is to enforce governance on managed data sources.

    17 votes
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  6. Teradata Connector: New (Improved) Connector To Eliminate Duplicate Query to Teradata when Refreshing Native Database SQL Code Based Query

    When executing queries with Native Database Queries (with User written / supplied SQL code), Power BI will EXECUTE the same, full length, SQL-based query TWICE against Teradata. This puts extra burden on the Teradata system's resources (CPU, Memory, I/O, etc.) and utilization. When large volume of Power BI reports are deployed and have regularly scheduled refreshes against Teradata, the overhead of performing duplicate queries would cause the company to have to upgrade the Teradata system sooner than if the SQL-based queries were to execute more efficiently.

    The request is for a new (improved) Teradata Connector to be developed to address…

    76 votes
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  7. CDS integration in Power BI with Direct Query option

    Hi everyone,
    Currently the "Common Data Service (beta)" connector in Power BI only features "import" queries for data.
    In 2017 there was a release of a "PowerApps Common Data Service" connector, that featured direct queries:
    https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/cdsconnectortopowerbi/
    "Reports reflect real time data
    There’s no need to schedule a refresh in Power BI. When the data is updated in CDS, changes are reflected in reports. Reports are interactive and responsive. You can interactively explore CDS data using the capabilities of Power BI."
    Will this feature come again?
    Direct query would be especially helpful in combination with passign through the current user, so…

    53 votes
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  8. Microsoft Teams as Data Source

    I want to connect Microsoft Teams as Data Source by Power BI.

    Scenario:
    - Create a report from the topic of the channel of Team.
    like Word Crowd of the channel.
    - Create a report from the usage of Microsoft Teams.
    like the topic count each channel, member count, total duration.
    - Create a report of usage of Microsoft Teams relate with other systems.
    like a report with Microsoft Teams and Customer Services.

    185 votes
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  9. Stop Dataset refresh

    Please provide option to stop refreshing dataset after refreshing manually...

    If there are any performance issues in database this would lock down the table...

    I even observed that reports doesnt get published until the refresh is done...

    207 votes
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  10. Add support for Role in Snowflake Connector

    Currently, the Snowflake user's default role is used for the connection. Need the ability to specify a Snowflake role if a user is assigned to more than one role. Role is already an optional parameter in the ODBC connector that is required to be installed. Using the ODBC connector instead will not work as DirectQuery is needed from the Snowflake Connector.

    35 votes
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  11. share dataset across different workspaces

    There should be a way to share datasets across the different workspaces. This may be loaded to a global environment and related to capacity, it would use the capacity based on which workspace accesses it.

    The benefit of this is to maintain some master datasets with calculations within them which can be joined to data from individual departmental data. Moreover this will eliminate the need of Analysis services and creating a refresh mechanism for it.

    77 votes
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  12. PowerBI connector for Microsoft Graph

    Add PowerBI connector for Microsoft Graph with oAuth authentication or another direct connector to Azure AD.

    Details are described at the discussion https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Issues/Error-getting-OData-from-Microsoft-Graph-Access-to-the-resource/idi-p/430087

    174 votes
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  13. Extend Shared Dataset / Data Model

    Shared datasets is a very powerful tool that we are beginning to use in our organization. We want our users to leverage a shared dataset as much as possible when building their reports. However, if the user wants to add an entity or two to the data model, they can only do that by requesting it to be added to the base model.

    I propose a feature where a user could "extend" an existing data model from a shared dataset that would only impact their version, or view of the model, leaving the original model intact and unchanged.

    7 votes
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  14. Make OneDrive a default Get Data connector

    Please add a OneDrive data source option in Power BI.

    It is incredibly frustrating that Power BI does not come with a OneDrive for Business option baked in and is especially strange since OneDrive belongs to Microsoft. It seems like this would have been present in the application from Day 1.

    Having to manually locate a file outside of Power BI, identify the correct URL for the file in a OneDrive account, and then having to plug that in to Power BI is unnecessarily convoluted and is particularly difficult for new Power BI users to manage.

    13 votes
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  15. SAP query editor, technical name are not visible

    SAP Technical names (for attributes) are not visible when modifying query in in the Query Settings panel (SAp BW/ SAP BW4/Hana connection). They are only visible when creating new connection, which makes changes very cumbersome.

    7 votes
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  16. Add support for BigQuery BI Engine

    Google Cloud has BigQuery BI Engine in Beta. Support was announced for Google DataStudio and Looker. PowerBI should leverage BigQuery BI Engine in order to access native, intelligently cached datasets without requiring a data transfer to PowerBI.

    3 votes
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  17. Call APIs using Python

    Python is really good at calling APIs, and it actually gives you alle the functionality you need to call APIs no matter encryption method and format.

    I would be happy to see libraries like the following supported in PBI Service:
    - requests
    - hashlib
    - hmac
    - base64
    - datetime
    - time
    - xml.etree.cElementTree

    requests enable you to call almost any type of APIs, and the other libraries are really handy (and often mandatory) for encoding/decoding and formatting.

    Unfortunately, I would not be able to do all this in Power Query SDK, and I don't see why you would continue…

    4 votes
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  18. power bi datasets

    Power BI datasets

    Now it is only possible to connect from Power bI Desktop to Power to 1 BI dataset. If you have on Power Bi Servics more datasets, like for different sources hr, finance, sales, operations it would be nice to have teh possibility to connect to more than 1 Power BI dataset in 1 Power BI Desktop Dashboard/Reports file and publish this to Power BI Services. You can see Power BI dataset as a datamart and it would be nice to integrate all in 1 dashboard. What is your opinion ?

    81 votes
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  19. Python on Scheduled Refresh

    On PowerBi Desktop we can get data using Python Scripts, but after published we can't schedule a refresh data for this connection. The PowerBI returns:
    "Query contains unknown funtion name: Python.Execute."
    It would be better if all features on desktop would work on web too.

    * this idea has been submitted before but was wrongly marked as completed.

    Please allow scheduled refreshes to work from data being sourced from a python script.

    12 votes
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  20. Manage datasets (universe)

    I have two datasets. one is only for certain users. i had to create for the board a report based on the two datasets. The problem is that i had to create all the steps, import sources etc because we canT merge two dataset. I can not use only this merging dataset because some user have excel extract from online where they have all the datasets and then can not access one of the two dataset. In business object we can manage easely all the dataset and decide after who has access on what. this is easier for big company.…

    19 votes
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