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  1. input fields

    What about adding input fields to the dashboard widgets. Kind of like the text field but it is enabled for user input. This input field can be used in new column and new measure fields so that once the dashboard is set up the user can easily (without filtering) explore the data by entering different values such as if you had an input box for unit price. Then if you change it all the charts of total sales, revenue, etc. Will update to reflect what would happen if you increase the price by 10%. This will enable people to quickly…

    1,965 votes
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  2. Increase Export Data Limits

    In late 2016, Power BI improved our export data options to allow exporting up to 150,000 rows to Excel from a visual on a Power BI dashboard for Pro users. If you require higher limits, please vote on this idea. If you have more specific requirements, please leave them in the comments.

    1,131 votes
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  3. Security - Ability to maintain source security for reports published on BI Sites

    The general requirement is that visualizations (Power View, SSRS etc...) must not circumvent existing policies, or introduce yet another set of security policies on top of those already implemented at the source.

    * For example, a visualization of sales data needs to reflect the policy that account managers can only read sales data for their region.
    * For performance reasons, this is enforced at the source by injecting predicates into the query based on the end users identity. If identities for end users are not passed down the process chain into the data layer, it leaves us little option but…

    1,004 votes
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    under review  ·  Sirui Sun responded

    Hey all!

    We’ve continued to make progress here, so I wanted to update this thread with our current capabilities for maintaining security on dashboards/reports.

    As always, all of this information can be found in our Row-Level Security (RLS)documentation: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-admin-rls/

    > If you have set up RLS in Analysis Services, Power BI will send the signed-in user’s credentials to Analysis Services, and respect the RLS rules set up on the on-premises model.

    > Separately, you can set up RLS in Power BI for data sources that you import or connect to via DirectQuery. This process starts in PBI Desktop, where you define roles, and write DAX to constrain what data these roles can see. As part of this process, can you use the UserPrincipalName() DAX function to get the current signed in user’s UPN (e.g. joe@contoso.com). Then, once you publish to service, you can assign users to these…

  4. Dynamic Visibility

    Based on certain criteria being met, being able to dynamically hide/show a visual can add more flexibility to the tool. For example, use some kind of slicer to indicate whether a bar chart should be displayed or a table.

    928 votes
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  5. Transfer of ownership of created dashboards

    It would be great if there was an option to tranfer ownership of created reports and dashboards. This way, work would not have to be duplicated if the original creator was to leave the company/change roles/etc.

    820 votes
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  6. Power BI Online Query Parameters

    This is a continuation of "Allow runtime parameters in Power View and/or Power Query". Request this capability in Power BI Online so users can go to a dashboard and easily be able to search for a list of values. Currently the user would need to use a slicer and individual select each value. An example would be if I had list of part numbers to search in the dashboard. Currently I would need to scroll up and down in a slicer and individually select each one. In SSRS I can create a parameter dropdown and easily type in and even…

    680 votes
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  7. Ability to add Feedback or Questions on Dashboard

    Would be great if we had a notes area of the Dashboard for people to leave comments or questions about the content on the Dashboard. Same would be true for the PowerView Reports, except have them rollup in the Dashboard area.

    615 votes
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  8. Ability to share datasets or connection to other users.

    Ability to share Dataset and connectivity to other users

    523 votes
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    under review  ·  Sirui Sun responded

    Distributing datasets is possible in the PBI service today via the following steps:

    1) As the sharer, go to the gear > “Create Content Pack” > add the dataset you’d like to share – optionally, you may also choose to add additional datasets, report, or dashboards

    2) As the recipient, go to Get Data > “My Organization” and select the content pack created in step 1

    3) Click on the “…” in the dataset that is added to your workspace, and click “Make a copy”

    The recipient can then start creating reports based on the new dataset.

    Does this meet your needs? Please let us know via comments or e-mail.

    -Sirui

  9. Full Screen Dashboards in Power BI Desktop

    Include an option to publish or show a "Full Screen" dashboard for Power BI Desktop, similar to a PowerPoint Slide.

    499 votes
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  10. copy data to clipboard

    Copy Data to Clipboard should be a simple right-click context menu capability --- as it has been in Tableau for years. Often, user wants data being displayed without going through export to CSV and import into Excel. Just simple copy-paste of data out of visual to clipboard to ... whatever intended ... is extremely useful.

    487 votes
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  11. Public URL for Dashboards

    We (and many others) would like to be able to have a public URL for any dashboard that is created. This would enable us to share visualizations outside our organization, with partners, etc.

    471 votes
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    under review  ·  Faisal Mohamood responded

    We will think about enabling this. Won’t “embedding” in a public site via iframe be sufficient?

  12. Refresh dashboards tiles when i change a report

    It very annoying having to re-draw every dashboard that uses a specific report. It would be nice having automatic refresh of the dashboard tile when I change a report involved.

    461 votes
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  13. Annotating visualizations!

    The ability to annotate a visualization, for example a chart or graph, would make both the dashboard and reports experience more robust.

    410 votes
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  14. Bookmarks on BI Service at Dashboard level

    Loving the new bookmarking feature, however working within an organisation where Power BI has just been introduced the majority of our dashboards are pinned reports to dashboard level. It would be AMAZING if the bookmarks (linked to images) worked on the dashboard level.

    If you can pin an entire report and the interactive visuals work, logic dictates that any image-based bookmarks should also work. Also adding bookmarks to filters would be heaven.

    I appreciate that bookmarks are in preview but would welcome any indication of further bookmark developments?

    367 votes
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  15. Need a way to test a dashboard before releasing to production.

    Need a way to test a dashboard (some sort of a dev environment) before releasing (to production environment). This is especially critical in enterprise settings, where any change to the dashboard will likely have large business impact affecing a large number of people.

    361 votes
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    started  ·  Nick Caldwell responded

    We’re doing several improvements to the overall manageability, collaborative authoring, and organization of dashboards/reports. Having a pre-release test environment is a key component of the forward roadmap.

  16. Slicer mandatory selection property

    A property called "Mandatory select" would be nice under "Selection Controls" for the slicer. This would enforce filtering if the underlying dataset is very big. At least one value must be selected at all times if this property is turned on.

    359 votes
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  17. The ability to click and drag to select multiple visuals

    Like other visual editing packages, would be good if it was possible to drag and select multiple visuals.

    357 votes
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  18. Advanced trend lines in charts (polynomial, exponential,...)

    Thank you for adding the linear trend line, however Power BI would be much more powerful with additional trend line functionality. We would love to see advanced options such as polynomial, exponential and logarithmic trend lines.

    Essentially the trend line functionality from excel would be perfect

    352 votes
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  19. Handle data connection updates without forcing recreation of content

    In the online version of power bi, if you change the account the SSAS connector runs under, the connection in powerbi becomes cached and cannot be updated. Additionally, changing servers from for example one Azure server to another breaks the connection.

    For Enterprise customers to use power bi, it is necessary for us to be able to point existing data connections to new configuration locations.

    Without this capability, if we move SSAS servers or change the account that the connector runs under, we have to manually create a new connection for all of our users and they must re-create their…

    352 votes
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  20. Reduce the size of the tiles on the dashboard

    Hi,
    If we could reduce the size of the tiles on the Dashboard to a smaller size, it would be a great addition to the visual appeal of the Dashboard as a whole. In the current property of the tiles, the minimum size of the tile looks big when the length of the text is small. This is the case with the image , text or any other tile pinned onto the dashboard.
    It would be helpful if this feature could be added.

    347 votes
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