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  1. Ability to update data source connection string in a pbix file

    Currently, the API allows to update data source details for a report on the SSRS portal. However, the data source details in the pbix file uploaded remains unchanged. Only way to fix this is by opening the pbix file using “Edit in Power BI Desktop” option and re-saving the report with the new connection details. Need an ability to update the data source info using the API.

    28 votes
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    4 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Trial test for Power BI Premium

    There should be a trial test for Power BI Premium. At least limited to only one workgroup, and only 1GB per dataset as it is for Power BI PRO. This way we can test its capacity and way to interact with Power BI Service and SQL Reporting Services (SSRS).

    29 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Premium  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. PowerBI mobile Application authenticate via ADFS and WAP to PowerBI Report Server

    Hi Guys,
    We are using ADFS+WAP+PBI Report Server, but its not working for Mobile Application. I can authenticate to Mobile Application, but can not open any report.

    Thanks,
    Oleksiy

    3 votes
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    completed  ·  1 comment  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Allow configurable gap width between columns/bars in all of the Column/Bar Chart types

    Without control over spacing of columns and bars, data labels can overlap each other and aesthetically, the chart looks cramped.

    Please add a configurable spacing parameter like the "gap width" in Excel charts to allow for better visual control.

    484 votes
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    42 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Under the x-axis card in the formatting pane, you have several settings that can help with this.

    Minimum category width lets you force the bars to be wider, enabling more readable data labels (but more scrolling).

    Maximum size lets you increase the percentage of the visual the axis labels will take up, which can make the visual more readable if the labels are long.

    And finally inner padding controls the gap between the bars in proportion to the bar size.

    Using a combination of these features to enable to you make the labels on your visuals readable.

  5. Conditional Formatting based on a different measure

    I would like to be able to format a column in a table or matrix based on values of a different measure, or based on values of the same measure in a different row of the table.
    Examples :
    1. Conditional formatting of sales amount based on the value of sales amount last month(green if higher, red if lower etc.).
    2. Conditional formatting of sales amount based on sales goal(higher/lower than goal, and how far from target)

    340 votes
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    31 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Add Zoom in/out button button to Bing map

    The bing map should have a button( +,-) on top of it for zooming capabilities.

    3 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Visual level filtering in slicers

    I have a large set of options from which I would like to pick some specific ones and use them in a slicer to filter my data.
    Currently, this is not possible while it is an implemented feature for other chart types.
    I'm currently using a 100% stacked column chart as a workaround.

    2,823 votes
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    148 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I’m happy to say this is now complete! In the June 2019 release of Power BI Desktop you’ll see you can set visual level filters on slicers. There’s one known issue where applying a measure filter to a slicer in range mode causes the visual to show an error. We’ll release a fix in an interim update before the July release.

    Thanks for your patience and your votes, everyone!

  8. Drill to a report page

    Ability to select/click a row on the table or chart and be able to contextually go to another report , with appropriate filters. This is only useful when we are able to hide the pages in the report and they appear only when something is(row or cell) selected on a table or similar chart.

    1,431 votes
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    86 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I’m pleased to say that the September release of Power BI Desktop includes the capability to drill between report pages. More details in the blog post here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-september-2017-feature-summary/

    There are a couple of related ideas that you can vote on if you’d find them useful:
    Drill into an SSRS report:
    https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/6740219-ssrs-reports-for-drill-down-into-detailed-reports
    Drill to a transaction details page:
    https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200/suggestions/13662768

    Thanks for your support and votes!

  9. Distinguish "Power BI Desktop" for Power BI Report Server

    The "Power BI Desktop" tool for Power BI Report Server looks pretty much the same as the standard "Power BI Desktop" tool.
    Please rename it to something like "Power BI Desktop for Power BI Report Server".
    Also, why not have an icon to represent it? Such as including a server symbol behind the Power BI icon?
    I understand the need to have different tools due to the different release cycles therefore would be important to make the On-Premises version is more specific.

    29 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    With the latest release of Power Bi Report Server, we’ve changed the icon colors for the Desktop version that ships with it to differentiate this from the version in the cloud service! Thanks for this great idea and we hope you like the latest release!

    Chris

  10. Slider / Slicer for Values

    We now have a great Slicer for dates, which is presented as a Slider, but it would be great to have a similar Slider Slicer for values too.

    eg, If I have a field called 'Customer Balance' and want to give the end user the ability to filter down between two values (Customer Balances between 1000 & 10000), then a standard Slicer is not suitable as it just lists the balances. A Slider based Slicer will fill this role.

    216 votes
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    24 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This has been in preview for some time and is now generally available. You can add numeric fields to slicers and select a range of values. We don’t yet support measures (you would actually need to specify a measure and a category to slice on) but that’s something we’re considering – please create a new suggestion for that! One workaround is to create a summary table with the measure/category and slice on that.

    Thanks for the votes everyone!

  11. Combine enterprise gateway and online data sources

    At this time, a gateway will not function properly if you are using data sources and one is online and one is on-prem. As soon as the online data source is added, the gateway is designed to gray out because Power BI interprets that it is no longer needed. I would like to be able to combine data sources from both on-prem and online sources together with the use of gateways.

    1,318 votes
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    232 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. profiling column values

    Automated column profiling:
    when data from any source is transformed into a table form, an automated profiling of the values in each column displayed in the form of a histogram just above each column header can give a really good insight about the data quality and further aid the analyst in guiding through the data preparation process.

    6 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Data Preparation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Disable Download buttons in Power BI Report Server

    Within Power BI Report server there is a download drop down menu in the top right corner of the page which offers options to download "Power BI Desktop", "Mobile Report Publisher", "Report Builder" and "Power BI Mobile".

    There needs to be an option to disable these. Ideally at a granular level but at the very least the option to disable the actual drop down menu.

    This would allow for a clean interface and the removal of options that our end users do not need and cannot actually use as they are not allowed to install applications.

    44 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Riccardo Muti responded

    We’re happy to report that we’ve added the option to hide the Download menu in SSRS 2017 (now generally available: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlrsteamblog/2017/10/02/sql-server-2017-reporting-services-now-generally-available/) and to our upcoming release of Power BI Report Server as well (targeting this quarter — Q4 CY 2017). Just set the system property ShowDownloadMenu=False (you can use SQL Server Management Studio to manage system properties).

    We happened to be making an update to the Download menu, and with this feedback in mind, took the opportunity to add this option. As you can see, your feedback really does influence the product. Thanks!

  14. restrict creation of app and workspace

    Allows the PBI Admin to control creating of workspaces and apps from Power BI. We have end users who do wonderful things on their own, but when they publish Apps we have no way to vet and "certify" that they are sharing good data. Would prefer to be able to control what gets published outside of the "my workspace" area. Don't care if they share with others, but doing a new workspace and especially an App needs to be admin approved. With 5,000 employees we can't have 5,000 apps all called "Payroll" or "timesheet tracking" or "overhead"...

    22 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Custom Visuals Enabled every time Power BI Desktop launches

    The idea would be that Custom Visuals can be downloaded to a local desktop "library". Then, each time you launch Power BI, all Custom Visuals would be available along with the Default Visuals. Having to import the Custom Visual each time you create a new .PBIX file is a pain!

    509 votes
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    21 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi
    with the ability to personalize your visualization pane
    you can now pin any visuals from the marketplace to your viz pane and will show up side by side with the default visuals across all the reports when you create a new content or edit existing one. you need to be logged in.
    please see short video and description here:

    https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-june-2019-feature-summary/#personalizedVizPane

    the feature is still in preview and you should enable it in the desktop.

    Thanks for submitting your idea!

  16. Power BI Embedded - Connection to Analysis Services Tabular

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

    124 votes
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    5 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    As of June 2017,
    The Power BI service and Power BI Embedded came together to offer a single API for embedding your dashboards and reports.
    This means you now have one API surface, a consistent set of capabilities and access to the latest Power BI features – such as dashboards, gateways and app workspaces – when embedding your content.

    You can read more about it here- https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-developer-embedding/

    For those who work with the Power BI Embedded Workspace Collection solution, we built a migration tool for easier data transition.
    See more info here- https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-developer-migrate-tool/

  17. 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

    113 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Ella Ben-Tov responded

    Power BI Report Server which was announced GA this month, enable users to use their iOS and Android Power BI mobile apps and connect to on premises servers to view Power BI reports, mobile reports and KPIs.

  18. Filter bookmarks

    To have some kind of filter bookmarks so to "save" recurring searches or slicers slections (and avoiding repeating over and over select/unselect to surf in the data).

    179 votes
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    26 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I’m marking this idea is complete. Between bookmarking, sync slicers, and the retain filters feature in the Power BI Service, we have lots of ways to save filters, reduce the need to repeat filtering, and remember filters for later. If there is a specific use case you have not covered by one of these features, please create a new idea for it.

  19. export excel

    Export a report directly in Excel (not only via csv file)

    1,142 votes
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    89 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Exporting to Excel from Power BI is supported. You have two options for exporting your data to Excel:

  20. Power BI Report Server - File size hosting ... Increase the Maximum file size

    Currently File size to host on Power BI Report Server (on premise) is 100MB.

    Please Increase the maximum file size to 2GB if possible.

    Note:
    1) I asked the question in the forum: https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Report-Server/Power-BI-Report-Server-Excel-file-size-hosting-How-to-Increase/m-p/260648

    2) For SharePoint 2013, we can do like ... https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/sammykailini/2013/11/06/how-to-increase-the-maximum-upload-size-in-sharepoint-2013/

    11 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Riccardo Muti responded

    Thanks for your feedback! With the Power BI Report Server update released earlier this week, we’ve enhanced the report server to support upload and storage of much larger files, increased the default file size limit to 1 GB, and allowed you to increase it further to 2 GB if you like.

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