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  1. 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.

    5,736 votes
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    552 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Another update on this item – users now have the ability to set up scheduled subscriptions with paginated reports and 6 different formats, along with parameters per subscription to allow further personalization. There is also now the ability to create paginated reports against any Power BI dataset in the service, and we’re planning to add drillthrough from Power BI to Paginated Reports in the short term.

    We still have plans to support e-mail attachments for Power BI reports as well in the coming months, and we’ll share more specifics once we get closer to starting that work.

  2. incremental refresh for Power BI Pro

    Enable Incremental Refresh for Power BI Pro users, not just Premium.

    5,388 votes
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    96 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for all the feedback on this! We are definitely planning on adding Incremental refresh to Pro. Do know though that it is a fair amount of work, so it may be a bit before we can give you a more firm timeline.

    In the meantime, keep voting so you’re notified when we do have more information to share!

  3. Conditional Formatting for Total and Subtotals in Matrices

    The recent addition of conditional formatting for values is wonderful. However, it would be great to have the ability format subtotals and totals, as the variation on those fields are often even more important to draw attention to.

    4,959 votes
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    450 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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).

    4,298 votes
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    under review  ·  78 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Measure Management & DAX Editor

    Anyone who uses PowerBI long enough has had a PBIX with 50-60 measures and it has become time consuming and tedious to mantain. In Excel you can do a quick find/replace to edit several formulas - in PowerBI you need to select each one individually. An "excel-like" interface for editing measures would save a lot of time! This would take PowerBI to the next level regarding productivity. I've prepared a mockup for this as well as a DAX Editor. Let me know what you think.

    Mockup: https://i.imgur.com/z6TBOQb.png?1

    4,227 votes
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  6. Paginated reports - please make it available in Pro as well as Premium

    Paginated reports - please make it available in Pro as well as Premium .. thank you

    3,887 votes
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    173 comments  ·  Premium  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Incremental Data Loads

    Is it possible to add incremental load functionality to Power Query? Pull and load just new or changed rows from source system

    3,851 votes
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    421 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’re pleased to announce that in the May release of Power BI Desktop you can now define incremental refresh policies for your models.

    At present these only apply once the model is published to a Premium workspace in the Power BI service; we’ll be bringing it to all Pro users in the future.

    You can read more about it in our blog here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-may-2018-feature-summary/#incrementalRefresh

    We’re going to leave this idea open for now, so please give us your feedback while we’re in this preview phase!

  8. 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

    3,837 votes
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    80 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Page (Tab) level Security.

    Add security to show/hide any specific page (Tab) on a report based on users privileges / Roles.

    3,715 votes
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    317 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Add a multiple columns sort featue

    If it is possible please provide the multiple columns sort . For example I want to sort the table visualization based on Priority and severity

    3,695 votes
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    222 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Conditional formatted measures using SWITCH

    A current limitation in Power BI SWITCH measures (and all Power Pivot actually) is that a SWITCH measure must have a single format. It is currently not possible to conditionally format the measure result based on any criteria - it is one single format only. There are valid use cases where you may want to change the format of the SWITCH measure depending on the result. Consider the following SWITCH statement
    myMeasure = SUMX(MeasureTable,switch([selected measure],
    1,[Total Sales],
    2,[Total Cost],
    3,[Total Margin],
    4,[Chg Sales vs LY %]
    ))
    The first 3 results are all currency format, but the last result is…

    3,464 votes
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    60 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    From the comments and scenarios everyone’s describing, the problem is really that you need a way to allow end-users to change which measure is displayed in a visual on the fly.

    As a few folks have mentioned, the FORMAT function might help in the interim, as long as you’re showing the results in text rather than a chart. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/format-function-dax has details on how to use that.

    The expression-based formatting feature that we’ve started work on may help to a certain extent, but that’s really designed to change a visual’s properties rather than the data type or format. We’ll look into extending that work to support this scenario as well.

    We’re moving this to Backlog status – our core plan is to build ways that end-users can change the dimensions or measures that are visible in a chart on the fly. They’ll be able to explore much more freely rather than…

  12. 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.

    3,423 votes
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    491 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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.

    3,116 votes
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    backlog  ·  536 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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)

    2,639 votes
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    166 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 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.

    2,628 votes
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    329 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!

  16. 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.

    2,339 votes
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    27 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. 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…

    2,273 votes
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    80 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. 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…

    2,194 votes
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    190 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. 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

    2,147 votes
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    242 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. 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.

    1,953 votes
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