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  1. Decomposition Tree Visualization Type

    Multiple requests from groups that would like to see a decomposition tree. Typically they are from Proclarity/PerformancePoint world.

    4,513 votes
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  2. scheduled export of a report to pdf

    It would be nice if there is an option to have a scheduled export of a report to PDF. A nice to have feature would be to directly e-mail it to people so they are being notified of the latest report.

    4,228 votes
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    389 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We recently announced the ability to schedule PDF attachments for Paginated Reports in Power BI (https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/e-mail-subscriptions-for-paginated-reports-is-now-available/).
    We’re planning to have this ability for Power BI reports as well, but it will take time to put that feature in place.

    For folks asking about the ability to print/export the entire table of data to PDF or other format, we’ll be announcing shortly the ability to publish paginated reports using Power BI datasets, which would allow folks to create simple paginated report tables to use for this scenario, as it’s not currently possible to do this with Power BI reports natively at this time.

  3. Sparkline

    Can we add sparkline support to tables and matrix? Native Excel PivotTable supports it.

    http://www.tips-for-excel.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Picture117.png

    2,389 votes
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  4. Add Folders To Organize Reports On PowerBI.com

    RIght now, on powerbi.com, there is no ability to organize reports, dashboards, etc into folders. If you have a lot of content or users, this gets messy quickly.

    Please add the ability to organize into folders (and secure those folders separately)

    2,343 votes
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  5. Allow Table and Matrix Data Exports to Match PowerBI Visual

    I have volumes of information to share with my teams that is best presented in tables and matrices. It would be a huge improvement if they were able to export the data from the visualizations and have the formatting in Excel match the formatting created within PowerBI.

    This would be especially helpful for ongoing forecasting activities.

    2,263 votes
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  6. Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

    Allow a user to set the default value for a slicer or tile-by value on a page/dashboard, so that when the Power View page is opened for the first time, the default value is selected.
    eg. If the page has a slicer for Year or Month, allow the user to configure the most recent Year or Month to be selected by default.

    2,238 votes
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    279 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’re looking into this request, thanks for everyone’s votes and comments.

    It looks like many of the requests will be addressed by the new ‘Sticky filters’ capability. Now when you log out of Power BI and come back to a report, the same items will be selected as when you left.

    For those who’re looking to have a ‘last month’ selection, the relative date slicer might help.

    Those with comments about currencies where having multiple selected makes the report meaningless – the report will load with whatever selection the author saved, so if you save it with one currency selected your users will see that by default.

    If there are scenarios that these features don’t address, please let us know in your comments – if you are really specific it’ll help us build the feature to work just the way you want!

    Thanks again!

  7. Multiple Y-Axis on a chart

    We would like to have multiple y-axis on a chart, more than 2

    1,532 votes
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  8. Slicer Hierarchy

    Dragging a hierarchy into a report and change it to slicer... can we get a slicer with hierarchy (collapsible/expandable)?

    1,467 votes
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  9. Dynamic Date Slicer (improve relative date slicer)

    This is a repost of my idea that was closed as completed, but the 'relative date slicer doesn't allow any of the described request hence my idea is not implemented....

    The new date slicer is awesome, but it would be so nice if you could set a dynamic date selection instead of a static. With a static filter the user will always have to set the dates before the saved report makes sense - especially as the report gets older.

    Dynamic options could be
    YTD, QTD, MTD, WTD, Today, This Year, This Quarter, This Month, This Week and so on.

    1,374 votes
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    79 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The relative date slicer (a Preview feature as of June ‘17) gets us close to this with the ’This Month’ or ‘This Year’ settings. That is a dynamic date selection that updates based on the current system date. We plan to add a ‘YTD’/‘MTD’ option to specifically select a range from the start of the month/year up to today, hopefully that’ll address the remaining requirements!

  10. DAX Query Language Visual

    I see big value in creating a visual that can display the results of a DAX query. One way this could be deployed is a follows.
    * Add the new visual to the report canvas
    * Write a DAX query that returns a table (of course) and add this to the visual
    * The visual would respect any cross filtering coming from the report just like any other visual.

    This would give report writers very granular control to display records without having to use a table visual and a measure that triggers the display of the correct records.

    1,312 votes
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    At the moment we don’t have any plans to implement this. It sounds like it’s mostly useful for learning/training? If there are other ‘production’ scenarios that you think it’d be useful, where a regular table/matrix wouldn’t work, please let us know in the comments!

  11. Custom order for legend

    I should be able to order the "legend" and the values for each legend category in a stacked bar chart. This is similar to "series order" feature in Excel

    1,294 votes
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  12. Copy/paste the data behind the visual in Power BI to other applications

    I can copy the visual either as image or data table and paste it in other applications.

    1,255 votes
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  13. Clustered+stacked Chart

    A column/bar chart with both clustered and stacked features (stacked clustered bar/column chart).

    http://www.originlab.com/doc/en/Tutorial/images/Clustered-Stacked_Column_Chart/Clustered-Stacked_Column_Chart.png

    1,230 votes
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  14. Auto/Scheduled export of data

    In some of our dashboards we have claims data that we show from month to month. Due to the mass amount of data we get on a monthly basis we only archive 60 days worth of this data. instead of having a user export manually every month, it would be a real helpful to have the option to schedule an export of data for time/date, one time/reoccurring, monthly/weekly/daily and to be able to input the format type (pdf, excel, etc.).

    1,124 votes
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  15. Clear all slicers

    Clear ALL slicers on a page with one click, perhaps an addition to a slicer for a clear all slicers button or perhaps a custom visualization that is a button to press to clear all slicers.

    1,042 votes
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  16. Drill Mode By Default

    It should be good if we can set Drill Mode ON/OFF by DEFAULT instead of clicking manually on the arrow every time on report.

    981 votes
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  17. SSRS Reports for drill down into detailed reports

    I think using SSRS type of reports to show detailed information that make up measures dispalayed on the dashboard would be useful. Currently I do that in performance point using actions from my tabular models. I think if that was included this would be a full replacement to performance point.

    959 votes
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  18. group objects

    I would like to group visuals, textboxes and shapes to create custom features and presentations in the reports.

    930 votes
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  19. set an exact column width in tables/matrixes

    Please allow the column widths to be set to an exact width not only by dragging with the mouse. It is very fiddly and time consuming to adjust the columns to the desired width with the mouse. You could also enhance this by giving an option to set same width for all columns in a table.

    So, if you could give us the ability to manipulate the column widths like we can in Excel that would be perfect.

    913 votes
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  20. export to PowerPoint via the power BI desktop only

    I work in a big insurance company and due to security reasons, we can't upload anything to the cloud / the power BI web services.
    However, we love and use the Power Bi desktop to create beautiful internal reports. but we need to share them internally with slides.
    we need a way to export reports directly from the power BI desktop to PowerPoint (without publishing the report to the web)

    This is a must have feature for all the analysts in my team and will love to have your support on that.

    898 votes
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