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  1. Add "monthly" as a scheduled refresh option

    Pro users have the ability to schedule refresh for daily (intra day) and weekly. For some datasets, monthly is the right cadence. Can we have a scheduled refresh option that is Monthly (and lets us choose which day of the month the refresh is to occur)?

    959 votes
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  2. Ability to move/copy report/dashboards between Group Workspaces

    Be able to copy or move reports and dashboards between Group Workspaces, removing the need to re-publish a report and/or rebuild a dashboard.

    680 votes
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  3. Slicer Search - Add "Select All Results" option

    The basic Slicer in power bi already has a search feature. My request is to add a way to select all search results in one click. For example, say I search a text column in the slicer for all values with "ipad" and I get 200+ results returned in the slicer. It would be super helpful if you could select all 200+ results in one click since selecting one-by-one is so tedious.

    653 votes
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  4. Export current theme as a Json file

    We have a wonderful option - switch theme to import theme as a JSON file.It would be great to have an export option to export current theme as a JSON file from a report.

    625 votes
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    started  ·  Amanda Cofsky responded

    We’ve started work to let you export themes from Power BI Desktop!

  5. Need the ability to stop or pause a data refresh from Power BI online scheduler.

    If there are many reports running at the time and one report seems like a resource hog, you would want to pause or stop a refresh so that another report can finish.

    562 votes
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  6. Improve performance of MDX queries using Analyze in Excel

    When you use Analyze in Excel, MDX queries are sent to the Power BI dataset. If you have a PivotTable with 10 measures, the performance is usually slower compared to a similar Matrix in Power BI with the same content. Power BI generates DAX queries.
    One of the reasons why this difference exists is that the DAX query is optimized using a process called "fusion", which includes in a single storage engine request the aggregations required for multiple measures, whereas this feature has not been implemented for MDX queries.
    Implementing fusion for MDX queries would dramatically improve the performance of…

    375 votes
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  7. Set Frame size in Sharepoint Web Part

    The Power BI Web Part (embed in sharepoint online) works well for me, but I want to adjust the frame size.

    I have a report that is wider and longer than the web part frame so I have double vertical and horizontal scrollbars. The only options for frame size are '16:9' or '4:3'.

    The frame size should default to the report size (or allow input of height and width of the iframe in px)

    366 votes
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  8. Add a default role for row level security

    I want to be able to assign all users (including new ones) to a default role in RLS. Currently I have to assign each user to the role manually, and update the roles manually when users change.

    This limits the ability to use RLS with a larger user base.

    280 votes
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  9. Hide non-Power BI workspaces from left menu

    I'm using Power BI and some other O365 services (e-mail, yammer etc.). A few days ago suddenly all my Yammer groups appeared as workspaces in Power BI menu. It's very annoying, I need only one or two workspaces for sharing my PBI reports. Searching for them in the long list is time consuming.

    There should be a simple way to switch between only those workspaces, which one needs for Power BI report publishing.

    267 votes
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  10. Rotate Any Visual Element

    I've made multiple reports where it would be nice to have the freedom to rotate any visual element. For example, rotating cards 90 degrees either direction would be very nice for putting details along the sides of the page and not using too much space. It could also be useful in many other charts. So instead of making this a hard thing for developers to try to include in each visual, why not add a rotation handle to all visuals that would allow all to be rotated as desired.

    248 votes
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  11. Read Only Access to Relationship View in Thin Workbooks

    My definition of a thin workbook is when you connect Power BI to a tabular server. This can be SSAS Tabular or the Power BI Service (golden dataset as covered here https://exceleratorbi.com.au/new-power-bi-reports-golden-dataset/)

    When you use Power BI Desktop as a thin workbook, you cannot see the relationship view or the data view. While this makes sense (they are not editable), it means that it is very difficult for someone to write local measures. It is not possible to accurately write a local measure unless the relationships between the tables are visible.

    Please add the relationship view so the end…

    244 votes
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  12. Export to Power Point

    Export / Print Reports from web to Power Point

    230 votes
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  13. Hide pages based on role

    Managing roles should also be on pages level, not only on tables level. admin should be able to control pages that different users can see based on their assigned roles.

    229 votes
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  14. Publish a Power BI Roadmap

    Currently there does not seem to be a roadmap for Power BI. This makes it very hard to plan implementations, as meetings tend to end up with someone saying "Microsoft must know this is a winning feature. I can't believe it's not on their roadmap."

    As the person who has to turn the stakeholders dreams into a Power BI reality, this leaves me feeling uneasy, as I can name at least half a dozen must have features that we still don't have.

    228 votes
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  15. Vertical reference lines on the x axis

    I plot anomaly trend data over time. I would like the ability to include dynamic vertical reference lines on the date (x axis) for all applicable chart types (line, bar, stacked bar, combination, etc). The reference lines represent milestones and help to explain and understand changes in trend data.

    227 votes
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  16. Visual Export to Excel

    Please upgrade/include the below mentioned feature in "export to excel" option.


    • Export Table or Matrix or Any Visuals to excel with the same look as it is in the PBI report/dashboard.

    224 votes
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  17. let maps recognize data category hierarchy automatically

    Currently maps don't seem to recognize the relationship between a country and a city, even if both columns have been set up with the corresponding data category in the model.

    In a table with cities as "cities" and country as "country" in the data model, the cities are plotted in arbitrary countries instead of the country specified in the column for country.

    Please let Power BI maps acknowledge the hierarchy of existing typed data categories and plot depending data points only in relation to their parent category context.

    You may not feel the pain if you're in the US. I…

    155 votes
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  18. Set Column Widths

    Allow user to set column widths en masse. Ideally for each variable. For instance, I have sales and market share for each of ten years. If I am not good with the auto set width, rather than having to manually modify the width for each year, I should be able to either enter a width for the field OR manually change one and have the other years follow suit. Either would be helpful, rather than visually setting the widths and hoping I have them equal.

    154 votes
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  19. Automatically logoff / session time-out

    Company's security policy requires to automatically logoff after 20 minutes of inactivity.
    Because Power Bi displays sensitive data, it would be nice to configure after how many minutes the user will be automatically logoff.

    147 votes
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  20. Replace workspace 'Members' type with 'Edit Members' and 'View Members'

    App workspace's have an option to set members as 'Admin' and 'Member'. Replacing 'Member' with two options 'Edit Member' and 'View Member' would give flexibility with setting member permissions. Some members you want to collaborate & design with (edit), other's members to show content to and get feedback (view), in the development cycle you need both before publishing. Currently, you can only have ALL members with the ability to either edit or view.

    140 votes
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