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  1. SAP

    Connect to SAP BW with single-sign-on via on-premise gateway

    Large SAP BW installations with thousands of users are often accessed via single-sign-on (SSO) e.g. the users windows credentials are used to authenticate to BW. SSO simplifies the user experience and reduces user administration costs. These users should be able to setup on-premise gateway connections that can be used to refresh data sets in the Power BI Service. The connections should leverage that individuals BW roles & authorizations and not require a BW password i.e. automatically associate the Power BI user ID to the associated SAP user ID.

    875 votes
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    52 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Add an interface in Power BI Reports for browsing shared datasets on the Report Server.

    A current capability we use in Power BI Reports on our Power BI Report Server is consuming Shared Datasets that are already on the server. We should have a "Shared Dataset" connector option in Power BI Optimized for Report Server that helps users identify which Shared Dataset are available on the server and the parameters(if any) are required to use the shared dataset. This would be a similar capability that exists in Report Builder when adding shared datasets.

    This could be a simple UI that ultimately results in an OData source using the PBI REST API. This would simplify adding…

    91 votes
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  3. Pin visuals from reports across multiple Workspaces in a single Dashboard

    It would be great if we could create a single dashboard (say, for the CEO), that contains visuals from reports across multiple workspaces. Currently, you can only pin visuals to a dashboard that is located within the current Workspace,

    19 votes
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  4. Control which bookmarks are viewable in the service

    This idea has come about from the introduction of personal bookmarks in the PBI Service: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-personal-bookmarks-in-the-power-bi-service/

    Many report creators use bookmarks as a dynamic way of showing/hiding visuals, or navigating between tabs. Exposing an end user to these bookmarks could be confusing for them and expose the underlying workings of the report.

    Personal bookmarks are great, but an option in PBI Desktop to expose certain bookmarks in the PBI Service would satisfy both report creators and consumers.

    117 votes
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  5. Dataflows linked entities Pro Licence

    The new Dataflows concept looks really interesting and holds massive potential to change the BI landscape.
    Currently linking dataflows is only applicable to Premium licences. Based on how Dataflows are pitched as an Excel type approach to ETL I find it unusual that linked entities are only appropriate for Premium licences, especially since the analogy of an entities is a 'cell' in Excel. This is like shipping Excel with only one cell in it as a product for non-premium users. Premium capacities are only appropriate for huge organisations with hundreds of licences to make it financially viable. I would consider…

    201 votes
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  6. 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.

    719 votes
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  7. Pass SSO user credentials through the Power BI gateway

    We need the user SSO credentials to be passed through Gateway connections to Denodo Data Virtualisation layer to be able to securely federate our data/analytics report queries

    64 votes
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  8. Add a Design Ideas Button like PowerPoint

    PowerPoint has a Design Ideas button that you click and it suggests different layouts. Would be cool to have the same thing in Power BI desktop

    14 votes
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  9. "Stop Refresh" in Power BI Desktop - (Stop Refresh for Model and Visuals)

    When Power BI Desktop gets loaded with certain amount of data and 10-15 measures are created. Power BI starts to be really slow.

    It would be good to have a feature to say - "Stop Refresh"

    Once option is on, you would be allowed to create measures, visuals without immediate change. And as this change is not happening the perfromance would not be an issue anymore.

    Once you create your measures, you un-stop the model and everything get's recalculated.

    15 votes
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  10. Display label on stacked charts

    Show Label external on stacked column chart , ever when the stacking is small.
    Today the label is not displayed when the stacking height is too small.

    Mostrar Etiqueta externa no gráfico de colunas empilhadas, sempre que o empilhamento for pequeno.
    Hoje, a etiqueta não é exibida quando a altura do empilhamento é muito pequena.

    13 votes
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  11. Set two label in chart

    Set two label in one chart, example values sales in money and percent sales.
    Similar pie chart , but for all others chart. Primarily for 100% stacked column chart, clustered column chart and indicator chart.

    Definir dois rótulos em um gráfico, exemplo de valores de vendas em dinheiro e porcentagem de vendas.
    Similar ao Gráfico de pizza, mas para todos os outros gráficos. Principalmente para Gráfico de Colunas 100% Empilhadas, Gráfico de Colunas clusterizado e Gráfico de Indicadores.

    13 votes
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  12. PLEASE ALLOW TO REVERT BACK TO THE DARK MODE - POWER BI Desktop

    PLEASE ALLOW TO REVERT BACK TO THE DARK MODE - POWER BI Desktop. (Our users are complaining)

    32 votes
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  13. A too/feature is needed to convert classic workspace to new workspace

    The new workspace has been the default workspace type. However, currently there is no way to convert a classic workspace to new workspace. A tool or feature is needed to do this job. We have many classic workspaces, and we wish to convert them to new work spaces.

    33 votes
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  14. Add more data formats. Nmeric formats, currency formats, special formats, etc...

    Añadir más formatos de numero, actualmente no hay ni formato para la moneda, ni formatos especiales como pp ( puntos porcetuales ), etc...

    32 votes
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  15. Log failed Power BI operations in Office 365 Audit Logs accessible through Office 365 Security and Compliance> Search Audit Logs

    At current when operations occur within Power BI and are successful (IsSuccess=-1), the operation and its details are logged and accessible through Office 365 Audit Logs. However, when the operation is unsuccessful the operation and its details are not logged in O365 Audit Logs.

    For example, if a dataset refresh is fails, there is no audit data reflecting that failure.

    This is important information in order to understand what operations are occurring that are not successful so that they can be resolved.

    19 votes
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  16. refresh dataflow with Flow

    The new capability to refresh a dataset in Flow is great - would like to see that functionality extended to dataflows as well.

    14 votes
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  17. Subscribe others to emails for reports or dashboards that have RLS

    Power BI now allows users to subscribe others to emails for reports and dashboards. However, if RLS is applied to the dataset this is not possible. This idea will remove this restriction.

    583 votes
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  18. Add the OneDrive and SharePoint connections as option to Open

    Please Power BI Filks, Add the OneDrive and SharePoint connections as option to Open my PBIX Files http://go.helpbi.com/add_the_onedrive_sharepoint_to_pbi

    27 votes
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  19. DataFlow Copy/Paste Queries from PBI Desktop/Excel

    Ability to copy paste queries from PBI Desktop/Excel to DataFlow in PowerBI Service to create new DataFlows.

    The UI in PBI is more friendly, we often design the queries in Excel and PowerBi Desktop, to copy them into service, especially for the nested queries, it's a long and arduous process of copying each one into the service from advanced Editor and matching names.

    We are making a lot of data behind datasets available to the users. It'll be very convenient for major users of DataFlows

    11 votes
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  20. Ease of Use for ADLS Gen 2 Connector

    I've given my client a bit of time to work with the ADLS G2 and Power BI and the feedback I'm getting from several of the users involved all comes down to the same issue. This is concerning the view the user gets of the data lake store when then are working through the 'get data' routine using the new connector for ADLS Gen2 2. They all want to see a hierarchical folder structure presented them as it is in Explorer on their own machines or in the Azure Storage Explorer. The data lake they are working with has a…

    17 votes
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