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  1. 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).

    451 votes
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      27 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Measure Management & DAX Editor

      Anyone who uses PowerBI long enough has had a PBIX with 50-60 measures and it has become time consuming and tedious to mantain. In Excel you can do a quick find/replace to edit several formulas - in PowerBI you need to select each one individually. An "excel-like" interface for editing measures would save a lot of time! This would take PowerBI to the next level regarding productivity. I've prepared a mockup for this as well as a DAX Editor. Let me know what you think.

      Mockup: https://i.imgur.com/z6TBOQb.png?1

      3,044 votes
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      • 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.

        263 votes
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        • Composite models when connected to SQL Server Analysis Services Tabular (SSAS)

          We really love the new feature of 'Composite Models' in the Power BI July 2018 update! This enables us to join custom lists with DirectQuery sources.

          It would also be beneficial if this would also work when connected to SSAS Tabular in DirectQuery.
          This would stronlgy improve the enterprise features of Power BI.

          580 votes
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          • Organizing Measures into Categories using Folders

            Adding few measures to your data model in PowerBI could be easily managed, but what about adding tens or even hundreds of measures! Organizing those measure into categories using folders could help a lot.

            To show you what I exactly mean, I will demonstrate the alternative way to create those folders using empty tables:

            1. Select "Enter Data" from the Home ribbon > Change the column name to "Id" and choose the table name e.g. "_Financial Measures" (Create all the tables)
            2. Select "New Measure" from the Modeling ribbon (Or choose any shortcut) > Type and create a new measure…

            497 votes
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            • Move Measures Between Tables in New Modelling View

              The new Modelling View was delivered in Nov 2018 and is fabulous. There is already a button to select all measures in a table - great. I would like to then move all the selected measures to another table, either by drag and drop or by selecting the home table in the properties list (just like you can do for formatting).

              135 votes
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              • Power BI collaborative development

                allows multiple developers to work collaboratively on the same PBIX.

                Idea could be separate back-end (advanced editor) and fron-end (modelling and report design) or allows the possibility to merge more than one pbix.

                475 votes
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                • Allow 'Search' within slicer filtering for non-text attributes

                  Text attributes can be 'searched' within report slicers. However, integers cannot. For example, if someone wants to quickly find and slice by a Customer Id, it is very cumbersome right now - lots of scrolling. A simple search by Customer Id (as an integer) within the slicer would make it much faster and a better user experience

                  115 votes
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                  • Eraser for Search in Slicer gone if Header hidden

                    if you turn off the Header for a slicer with text in the field, the eraser vanishes from the Search box so there is no way to clear it. Turning on Titles doesn't fix it either. You must leave the Header on.

                    Seems like a bug.

                    252 votes
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                    • Organization Approved Themes

                      Now that themes are out of preview and the Product Team has included themes in the Desktop tool the next thing to add to this is to have a section for organization approved themes. Since many companies have branding guidelines this would be an easy way for admins to load these themes and allow end users to pick from them to create consistency.

                      130 votes
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                      • Conditional Formatting for Text

                        It would be great to conditional format a table and/or a matrix based on the cell text, not only numbers

                        1,089 votes
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                        • Report page tooltip on all objects

                          New report page tooltip preview feature in the March update is great.

                          Would be nice if we had the option of adding this tooltip to visuals that previously didn't have a tooltip.

                          For example, I have a card visual. I'd like users to get one of these mini report pages pop-up when they hover over it but as this visual doesn't have a tooltip it can't be used.

                          Would be great if we can do this on other things like shapes and text boxes as well.

                          414 votes
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                          • Python Script in Power BI

                            It's great that Power BI already has the capability to run R scripts for data transformation. It would be even better if we could run Python script.

                            2,254 votes
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                            • IntelliSense Should Use Best Practice Column and Measure Naming Conventions

                              There is a clearly defined and accepted best practice for referencing columns and measures in the DAX language.

                              1. Column names should ALWAYS reference the table name.
                              TableName[Column Name]
                              2. Measures should NEVER reference the table name.
                              [Measure Name]

                              This is a fundamental concept accepted by everyone with knowledge of the DAX language (everyone I know anyway).

                              IntelliSense in DAX sometimes follows this convention and sometimes it does not. I have created a short video (40 seconds) showing 3 examples. https://youtu.be/CvaRhKrnHRk

                              There are other places where column names are appended to measure names too, such as inside Quick Measures, and…

                              304 votes
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                              • Implement Power BI on Mac

                                Implement Power BI, and Office extensions on Mac OS

                                80 votes
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                                • Export PowerBI Desktop report to pdf, word, powerpoint

                                  Export PowerBI Desktop report to pdf, word, powerpoint

                                  232 votes
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                                  • Lock placement of tables in relationships pane

                                    The ability to 'lock' where tables are manually placed on the relationships pane would be very helpful. We have created a data model with security tables, secured dimensions, unsecured dimensions, and secured fact tables. When I lay out the tables in a specific way, the design is far more understandable than when placement is auto-generated. A 'lock' type of functionality to 'freeze' the table layout would be very helpful because I can more easily locate/verify (a) specific types of tables, (b) bidirectional relationships where they should be (and shouldn't be), and (c) relationship directions are accurate.

                                    312 votes
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                                    • Search box when publishing

                                      When you're a report author and probably owns a lot of workspaces, you may experience the same as I do currently. When publishing content to an app-workspace I'll get a list of all my available workspaces. It would be handy to have a search box in the window where you pick the workspace to deploy your Power BI content to.

                                      16 votes
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                                      • Allow Power BI Desktop to Create Perspectives (Similar to Power Pivot, SSAS)

                                        Perspectives are an incredibly useful feature for complex models for end-users. For a complex model, there can be 50+ Tables with 100s of Columns and Measures (sometimes 1000+). This can be overwhelming for a new user who would connect to the Data Model to create their own reports (either using Power BI or Excel).

                                        Adding the ability to create Perspectives in Power BI Desktop (similar to Power Pivot, SSAS) would be a big help.

                                        Perspectives allow end-users to connect to a "slice" of the Model, making it easier to understand and work with. Thus aiding with the widespread adoption and…

                                        19 votes
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                                        • Back-button feature to clear selected drillthrough filter value

                                          As drillthrough function we use a filter and we give value for it from other report page. I click back-button and it will take me back to where I was before. In the background filter value stays unchanged. I use drillthrough function again. Filter value changes and I see visuals filtered with that value. I use back-button again. I navigate to that report page manually and to my surprice value selected in prev step is still selected. I know that I can open my filter selections and clear selected value but I'd like to do is to start exploring my…

                                          483 votes
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