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  1. Show PowerBI dataset description to users in PowerBI Desktop

    PowerBI Shared and Certified datasets concept has been a game changer. While a model author can add a description for a dataset as part of the "Endorsement" option, users who connect to such datasets from PowerBI Desktop don't see this info when connecting using the PowerBI data set option currently. Unless users have access to the workspace where the dataset is published, any description added there isn't shared with other users.

    Showing the description added by the model author when hovering over the dataset name would help users understand the intent of a dataset before they connect to it. (Currently…

    2 votes
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  2. Matrix Hierarchies empty levels

    When using the martrix visual (which is the one most similar to Excel Power Pivot), hierarchies empty level are not hidden and it is possible to keep expanding empty levels of the hierarchy. Hierarchy empty levels are quite common in ragged hierarchies. Excel hides this levels.

    1 vote
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  3. Custom Dynamic Content Alerts

    Currently PowerBI alerts send alert title, alert threshold, is alert triggered, title URL, and title value to Power Automate. It would be nice if other data on the dashboard could be sent via the alert to Power Automate. Say you're monitoring whether servers are online and you have a PowerBI dashboard with a tile listing the number of servers currently down, and a table of the IDs, location, etc. of the servers that are down. An alert on the number of servers currently down tile could collect the list of down server's and send it to power automate to generate…

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  4. improve map hover behavior and mouse cursor

    The native Power BI map visual which displays bubbles or heat for data points does not change the mouse cursor when you hover over the map. Most visuals display a hand cursor; over the map the cursor remains an arrow.

    Also, data points on the map should be more responsive. If you hover over a circle, it should change color; and when you click it, it should better emphasize (like with a different color) which data point was clicked. The current behavior is to slightly dim the data points that aren't clicked -- this is too subtle to be effective.

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  5. FranConnect Connector

    FranConnect has created custom FranConnect Connector for Power BI. We would like this connector to be Certified.

    3 votes
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  6. Distribute / schedule report automatically in PDF

    Schedule the dashboard or report to be distributed automatically on certain days and to specific recipients.

    1 vote
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  7. Show datasets, reports and dashboards that are using a specific gateway data source

    Our customer has an enterprise gateway with a number of SSAS cubes on premise. We have no way of knowing what reports, dashboards and datasets will break if we change a cube.
    This info isnt available on the portal.
    Please implement this as an administrative data flow or report so administrators can quickly see all of the data and filter by connection strings etc rather than clicking through tons of things in the service portal.

    2 votes
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  8. DevOps Query

    When the Power BI team is planning to introduce export DevOps queries into BI?

    1 vote
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  9. Publish to web: count page visits

    Allow us to get a basic insights into how ofter our public information displayed via publish to web is used. A simple count of page visit would already be sufficient to show whether the service is used frequently by our users.

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  10. Query Folding Improvements

    Based on the community's findings we'd welcome a second look at the following Power Query functions vs the equivalent SQL server functionality for improvements to Query Folding.

    These changes would enable faster dataset refreshes where applicable and improve the overall experience of using Power Query against relational data sources.

    Name----------------------------------Supports Folding--------SQL
    Character.FromNumber------------FALSE---------------------CHAR
    Text.PositionOf------------------------FALSE--------------------CHARINDEX
    Date.AddDays-------------------------FALSE---------------------DATEADD
    Date.AddQuarters--------------------FALSE---------------------DATEADD
    Date.AddWeeks-----------------------FALSE---------------------DATEADD
    Date.DayOfWeekName-------------FALSE---------------------DATENAME
    Date.EndOfMonth--------------------FALSE---------------------EOMONTH
    Text.At-----------------------------------FALSE---------------------SUBSTRING
    Text.Start-------------------------------FALSE---------------------LEFT
    Text.Replace--------------------------FALSE---------------------REPLACE
    Text.Repeat----------------------------FALSE---------------------REPLICATE
    Text.Reverse--------------------------FALSE---------------------REVERSE
    Text.End--------------------------------FALSE---------------------RIGHT
    Text.ReplaceRange-----------------FALSE---------------------STUFF
    Text.Range----------------------------FALSE---------------------SUBSTRING

    3 votes
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  11. Adjustable Shadow Size

    It would be nice to have the ability to adjust the shadow size, not just the direction. i.e., how far the shadow is from the object.

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  12. Dataflow connection mapping

    An user can access a Dataflow, without having access to the original data source behind that Dataflow.

    So, When an user using a Dataflow from Power BI Desktop, Is there any way to map the Data source used in that particular Dataflow? This would be handy to get the legal and compliance clearance.

    1 vote
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  13. filter measures by rls role

    I am needing a way to filter specified measures per what rls role a user is associated. The measure can be null/0/NA or hidden, but the visual should not break if the field is used.

    This would allow us to have a single report for all users instead of multiple per what measures you can see.

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  14. Update Visuals & Format Panes

    When designing a report on Power BI Desktop, formatting on one or more visuals could be a pain, cause of small and unscalable Format Pane.

    We have no option to Show/Hide Visuals or Resize the Visualizations Pane. We are spending most of time on Formats Pane but Formatting options are hard to see and need too much scrolling .

    Provide flexible/scalable Visuals and Format Panes like below;

    1- Add an Icon in View tab with Show/Hide capabilities.
    2- Move the visuals in rectangle near to original pane and provide more area of using Format Pane.
    3- Move Visualizations Pane into…

    6 votes
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  15. Export that can be output as it is in the matrix pivot form

    Pivot shape is not maintained when exporting from matrix.
    function that export the pivot shape as is.

    3 votes
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  16. Join two tables using between clause in Power BI

    We have two tables A and B.
    We need to join in such a way that A.COL1 = B.COL1 AND A.COL2 between B.COL2 AND B.COL3 where A.COL2 is a date key and B.COL2 and B.COL3 are dates.

    6 votes
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  17. Please add a feature to convert HEX code into color in filter in Power BI

    I have a column of project name and Hex code.

    Project name| Hex code

     P1                 #32C44F
    
    P3 #67FA7F

    I want to show color in filter. There is no provision to convert HEX code into color in column.
    We can achieve the same by having image URL of the same in data but directly its not possible.

    6 votes
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  18. Data Driven Subscription for Power Bi paginated Reports

    Including data driven subscription capabilities similar to SSRS subscription.

    1 vote
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  19. Ensure Filter Pane Hidden Feature applies to Teams

    If the Filter Pane is hidden before publishing a report from the Desktop App to Online, and the report is then added to a Team's Channel Tab, the Filter Pane is visible. It would be great if the Filter Pane is hidden from the Desktop then no matter where the report is reflected, the Filter Pane is hidden so that this only needs to happen in one place.

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  20. back button on cross report drillthrough to take back to original report

    Hi,

    back button ony works on pages of same report as per https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Service/Cross-report-drillthrough-back-button-not-working/m-p/1137803#M97987

    would be good if could use back button on report when drilled through to another report via cross-report drillthrough.

    Thanks

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