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  1. Drill through to another report refresh with Live connection

    Currently the drill through functionality to another report doesn´t seem to work correctly for Live connections. The first time works, but when going back and changing the drill through, the target report doesn´t refresh automatically. This is confusing for end users, because you don´t always realize that the data have not been refreshed. The Power BI support team acknowledged this problem and proposed I create a ticket in the "Idea" category. It seems more like a bug to me then anything else, but hereby the idea to make the drill through to another report functionality always refresh the target report…

    20 votes
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  2. Add Report Page Tooltips to Publish to Web

    Report Page Tooltips added in Mar 2018 is a fantastic feature, however they don't appear when a report is shared using the "Publish to Web" functionality.

    Apart from the fact, it's not included as a limitation in the documentation, it's a real shame not to be able to use this feature in publicly available reports.

    138 votes
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  3. Totals

    I use to work with matrix , I need to replace de text "Total" instead of another text, Ex: "Total Gross Profit"

    15 votes
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  4. Expose tab order as a property of visuals for keyboard navigation

    Users that consume Power BI reports with keyboard navigation (including screen readers) can tab through the visuals on a report page, but the tab order seems to be the order in which the visual was placed on the page by the report designer. So if I make a page and put two charts on the bottom row, a title text box at the top left, and a table on the top row, that is the tab order. I would like to be able to change a property to make the tab order go from title to table to chart 1…

    34 votes
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  5. Personalized Bookmarks

    The current bookmarking feature requires report creators to define bookmarks. Ideally, users would be able to save personalized bookmarks (similar to web browser) in addition to the author's pre-defined bookmarks.

    For example, I might have a project management report or sales by stores. Each user of the report may have their own set of projects or stores that they want to quickly navigate between. These are relevant to the current users and not other users of the reports.

    1,152 votes
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  6. Drill through that considers slicer/filter context of a parent visual

    The current drill through capability does not appear to consider an active filter/slicer value for a visual unless the dimension being filtered is included in the parent visual. I think it would be helpful if it did.

    For example; a table of customers subject to a slicer for specific stores should pass on both the customer and store values if these dimensions are both listed as drill through filters.

    869 votes
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  7. Include report filters in Drillthrough action

    As much as I like the new Drillthrough actions, it seems a bit lacking in that it does not also pass through any report filters that are active on the source report on the source report.

    130 votes
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  8. seaech option in filters

    Search option in filter would be nice,
    in power bi the filter doesn't have any search option
    like if we have to find a specific product in excel filter.

    2 votes
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  9. More control over report Filters Pane - Hide certain filters from users

    When designing reports, I frequently find myself dealing with two types of filters:


    1. Internal or "technical" filters that are required to make the report work correctly (for instance, a Current Week filter if it's a "Current Week" report)

    2. Fields added to the filter pane explicitly for users to be able to interact with them.

    The latter is quite important as interactive filtering by highlighting only works for one visual at a time.

    Now, the fact that both types of filters necessarily show up in the filter pane, and are exposed to users, is really limiting.

    At best, users get confused…

    49 votes
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  10. Private embed: the ability to embed reports in web pages without making them public.

    Maybe I'm missing something. I'm publishing commercially sensitive data to Power BI and then embedding those visualisations in Microsoft Sway. Surely, those reports aren't public are they? If they are, it would be a tremendous shame for there to be no option to embed them without making them public...?

    1 vote
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    Today I’m very excited to announce the availability of the Power BI report web part for SharePoint Online! We’ve heard from customers that SharePoint Online is a critical part of their company’s data communication and dissemination strategy and that to-date it wasn’t easy to include Power BI content there. The feature we’re announcing today changes all that.

    We’ve been busy at work with the SharePoint team building an out-of-the-box web part for SharePoint Online using their new Modern Pages infrastructure. The new web part we are releasing today enables SharePoint authors to embed Power BI reports directly in SharePoint Online pages with no code required! The feature is available today for Office 365 First Release customers.

    Read all about it on the Power BI blog: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/integrate-power-bi-reports-in-sharepoint-online/

  11. Allow customization of email subscription schedule

    Extend the existing email subscription feature to allow me to specify exactly when the email is sent out - e.g. send me the email at 2pm every Monday.

    More information about the existing feature can be found here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-email-subscriptions-in-power-bi-stay-informed-when-it-matters/

    800 votes
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  12. Subscribe *others* to emails of reports

    Extend the email subscription feature, currently in public preview, to enable subscribing others to email snapshots of reports.

    More information about the existing email subscriptions feature can be found here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-email-subscriptions-in-power-bi-stay-informed-when-it-matters/preview/

    1,031 votes
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  13. Export to PowerPoint with filters applied

    PowerPoint Export to take into account filters that have been applied to the report prior to export. This is essential for users which need to filter on historic dates and then wish to export the report with those details.

    1,481 votes
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  14. Matrix Conditional Formatting option/default to not format Blanks (nulls) as 0's

    The new Matrix condition formatting introduced in the November update currently defaults blank (null) fields to 0 therefore colours them the same a 0.

    For example, I have a diverging red/amber/green scorecard out of 10 per measure/data item but as some measures aren't relevant for some data items, they still display as RED rather than an option to default blanks to no formatting.

    It makes it unusable for what I need it for unfortunately as the real RED values (scoring 0/1/2) are easily missed in the sea of red blanks.

    6 votes
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  15. More flexible Conditional Formatting in Tables and Matrixes

    More flexible Conditional Formatting in Tables and matrixes.
    The current color customization in tables is very limiting. I need more than 3 color choices.
    I should be able to add multiple values and assign colors to each.

    408 votes
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    Since the creation of this idea back in 2016, we have added much more flexibility to conditional formatting.

    Two particularly powerful updates include…
    Format based on rules: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-november-2017-feature-summary/#conditionalFormatting

    Format based on another column: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-may-2018-feature-summary/#conditionalFormatting

    Of course we will continue adding even more functionality to conditional formatting, but this idea now to generic to be useful. There are many specific conditional formatting ideas on this site, so please, if we are still missing something you need, vote on it so we can continue to add valuable updates for you!

  16. Bi-Directional RLS

    Bi-Directional RLS is now available in SSAS 2016 but not available to Power BI Desktop/Web.

    This can lead to confusion and unexpected behavior when setting up RLS. Potentially, unwanted data can be exposed to an RLS enabled users as Report level filters do support bi-directional filtering. The filtering behavior used by RLS should be consistent with a Report level filter.

    101 votes
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  17. 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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    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.

  18. An application should be able to allow users in 'read only' mode to set alerts. Alerts are a critical part of the desirable functionality.

    Having a consistent look and feel is essential to good product design. Many of us set our users to 'read only' to ensure this consistency. A user should still be able to have a 'read only' status AND set an alert. The alert functionality is a huge asset to the Power BI tool and should be available as a proactive option for user reports.

    44 votes
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  19. Make use of check boxes in Power Query

    In Power Query, when, for example, selecting append tables, what if you have 50 tables? Having check boxes which you could just select, and then at the end click OK once, instead of your way now where you have to individually add a table each time.

    1 vote
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  20. conditional formatting in matrix

    I need to have the possibility to add conditional formatting in Matrix chart as we can do in Cross table in Excel.
    Thanks

    247 votes
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