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  1. Add expand/collapse feature to column headers

    Vote on this idea if you want expand/collapse on column headers in the matrix similar to what was shipped for row headers in November (https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-november-2018-feature-summary/#expandCollapse).

    5,974 votes
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  2. Option to use either light or dark interface.

    New Desktop app update installed an almost white user interface. There is zero contrast which is not good for the eyes. I see where some people have requested a light interface so incorporate an option to select either light or dark theme like in the Office apps.

    5,517 votes
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  3. Conditional Formatting for Text

    It would be great to conditional format a table and/or a matrix based on the cell text, not only numbers

    2,624 votes
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  4. Support creating calculation groups in Power BI Desktop

    Support the creation of DAX calculation groups in Power BI Desktop - otherwise Power BI can only consume calculation groups created in Analysis Services, whereas it would be very useful to have this feature in any Power BI model.
    Even just a simple text window with a script would be fine. You can clean up the UI later.
    Thanks.

    2,464 votes
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  5. Power BI Designer API

    Power BI Designer saves a local PBIX file, which can be a file to export data and data model – in other words, it’s a format that contains a complete semantic model. All the applications that today export data in several formats (CSV, Excel, XML), might provide a richer semantic model exporting a PBIX file.

    Many ISV/SI that have OLTP and other applications that stores data in some database, usually struggle to offer a compelling BI story to their customers. The smaller they are, the more they feel this pressure because probably the effort they can put in their custom…

    2,460 votes
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  6. DAX calculations at visual level of reports

    Provide a simple way to write formulas that work with the data displayed in a visual. For example, the running total of a measure in a table or in a chart according to the sort order of the visual should be something like this:

    Running Total = ReportData[Sales] + PREVIOUS ( ReportData[Running Total] )

    Where ReportData is the content of the current visual, Sales and Running Total are the names of the columns in the current visual. The user is not expected to know the model content, the calculation can be executed on top of any data currently being displayed.

    1,972 votes
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  7. Built in Git support in PowerBI Desktop

    When you create a PowerBI report in Power BI Desktop it transparently create \ use a git repository. So you just worked normally, then when you hit publish, it actually push to remote.

    Gitignore could be used to exclude data from being published to the repository. PowerBI would have version control which is desperately needed.

    This would work well with the whole Microsoft buying Github \ Azure DevOps, both from the perspective of promoting good practices such as code version control and CI\CD - process of developing in development and promoting to UAT\production

    It would also allow IT to get…

    1,975 votes
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  8. When showing subtotals at the bottom, show the attributes there as well and not on top

    When I choose the option to show the subtotals at the bottom, I expect to see the attribute name there as well and not just on top. This is especially crucial for financial statements, like shown here: https://wp.me/p6lgsG-YC

    An option to toggle between showing attributes at the bottom only or at the top as well would be ideal.

    1,912 votes
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  9. No alignment options available in card visual.

    Alignment option like (Center, Left or Right) is not available for data in card visual.

    1,839 votes
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  10. Show column data profile statistics in header

    Add a column data profile histogram in the data view for every column in Power BI Desktop. This handy feature exists in Power Query (sometimes only on sampled data).

    Add this feature to Power BI Desktop as well, please.

    1,815 votes
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  11. Calculated measures when live connected to MDX cubes

    In May 2017 Power BI Desktop started supporting creation of DAX measures when working in live connect mode to an external SSAS model: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-may-feature-summary/

    Vote on this idea if you want support for calculated measures against multidimensional models too.

    1,564 votes
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  12. Page/Tab Level Secuirty

    Row level security makes it hard to hide EVERYTHING from a specific user login having the page/Tab secuirty within Power BI for different user Login would be very helpful
    For Example: something like USERPRINCIPALNAME() which would be dynamic for different user login to hide and show pages that would act as Page/Tab Level Security.

    1,498 votes
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  13. Relative Date filter week Mon-Sun

    the Relative Date filter options for the calendar week goes from sunday through saterday.

    Most companies I know, go from Monday through Sunday. Please give us the option to choose in the filter, or set it though the localization.

    1,092 votes
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  14. field of "duration" type

    is it possible to add support for "duration" data type in the report view as in Power Query?

    1,060 votes
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  15. VBA for Power BI Desktop

    Ability to provide a custom UI for a user to enter some parameters / inputs prior to refreshing the data model and publishing to Power BI

    917 votes
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  16. Duplicate Measure and Format Copy

    It would nice to have the option to duplicate an existing measure (include formatting) and copy/paste the format of a measure (like Format Painter).

    860 votes
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  17. Power BI Desktop linux version

    It's hard to convince colleagues to use Power BI in case they using linux. With a Linux version (ubuntu?) of the Power BI Desktop they would not need to install a VM or similar.

    776 votes
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  18. Measure Dependency View (similar to the Query Dependency View)

    The newly introduced Query Dependency view is phenomenal but what we really need is a Measure Dependency view. Here is what it might look like: http://ppvt.pro/2eXKndh
    And a video detailing this idea: https://youtu.be/sYjBB_Ef66M

    In one of my production models I have 60 Queries, but I have 200+ measures! I believe that is typical; usually I build Queries and Measures as lego blocks, combining simpler ones into more complex ones needed in the end. In fact I needed it so badle that I attempted to build a Measure Dependency view using NodeXL. While that works, it's a lot of heavy lifting.…

    763 votes
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  19. Power BI collaborative development

    allows multiple developers to work collaboratively on the same PBIX.

    Idea could be separate back-end (advanced editor) and fron-end (modelling and report design) or allows the possibility to merge more than one pbix.

    760 votes
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  20. Conditional Formatting throughout

    It would be great if you could do conditional formatting throughout all of Power BI Desktop. e.g. text boxes have conditional formatting based on your data. It would be great if conditional formatting also worked with the different bars in bar charts etc.

    711 votes
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