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  1. Allows Slicers to apply to all Pages of a Report

    As has been partly implemented with Filters, it would be very useful to have slicers that could apply to all pages of a report. This would allow users to interact more easily.

    4,140 votes
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      305 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hey all – we’re looking into how best to tackle this and other filter/slicer-related functionality.

      If you have a few moments, please take the following survey to share your thoughts. The survey takes ~10 minutes to complete, and will help make sure that what we’re building meets your needs. We appreciate your feedback!
       
      https://aka.ms/x998cx

    • Print option from Power BI Desktop

      A print option for Power BI Desktop is required.

      This will support design and development efforts by having a hard copy available for use in scenarios where online and real-time are not the best approach or even the most appropriate approach.

      3,630 votes
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        99 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Decomposition Tree Visualization Type

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

        3,421 votes
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          130 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Power BI Lite License

          Power BI should have a Lite License for people that only consume dashboards or reports every now and then. This is for people that don't create reports but need to see the dashboards and may need to use the "report level" to be able to export output to PowerPoint (since you can't export the dashboard to PowerPoint but can only do it at Report level).

          3,367 votes
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            83 comments  ·  Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Pivot tables and breakdown trees

            The current version of Power BI visualsation framework does not support access to the previous levels in a drill-down. I.e. you only get access to the current level when rendering. That makes it very hard to develop visualizations such as pivot tables or breakdown trees. Make this possible and I would gladly submit a stable version of my Breakdown Trees :).

            2,993 votes
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              111 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              We released a preview of a new matrix visual with today Power BI Desktop release. This new matrix can be used as a source of cross-highlighting, has a stepped layout, can be drilled in to /out of hierarchies, and has performance updates.

              You can read all about it in our blog post: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-march-feature-summary/#matrix

              During the preview we will be adding even more new features, so keep watch each month for more improvements and let us know in comments what else you’d like to see.

            • Power BI Designer for Mac

              Provide a Power BI Designer application install for Mac OSs.

              2,829 votes
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                517 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Global filter in dashboards

                Allow me to pin a filter to the dashboard that can be associated with one or more pinned dashboard KPIs.

                2,796 votes
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                  199 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Hey all – we’re looking into how best to tackle this and other filter-related functionality. If you have a few moments, please take the following survey to share your thoughts. The survey takes ~10 minutes to complete, and will help make sure that what we’re building meets your needs. We appreciate your feedback!
                   
                  https://aka.ms/x998cx

                • Tables in PDF files

                  I have come across so many public data repositories that hold data in PDF format. Other websites have tables within documents such as annual reports etc., also in PDF format. A data source for PDFs or tables from PDFs would be awesome!

                  2,699 votes
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                    241 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Matrix +/- Collapse/ Expand Buttons

                    Please add Collapse/Expand buttons in the Matrix Visualizations. Otherwise when all fields are expanded by default the user would have to scroll a lot to find what they are looking for. I could add a slicer to take user to the data they are looking for but then the rest of the data in the matrix disappears and more specifically the overall totals change!Expand/Collapse buttons would keep the overall totals as intended and totals for other fields while allowing the user to only expand the field they are interested in. Also ability to do conditional formatting for a specific field…

                    2,356 votes
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                      160 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Looks like Amanda’s link didn’t work so I wanted to update again. Here’s our documentation on the new preview:
                      https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-desktop-matrix-visual/

                      There are a few highly requested features that we know are missing (resizing columns, sorting etc.) and they’re outlined at the bottom of that document .They’ll come in future releases!

                      You’ll also see a link right at the bottom of that page to a survey where you can gives us your feedback on what we should prioritize on top of this preview.

                      and please do keep commenting here – we read everything even if we can’t reply to them.

                      Thanks for the feedback!

                    • Drill-down should drill or cross-filter other visualizations on the page

                      I have a report page with multiple charts and visualizations. Let's say one of the chart shows Sales by Year and I drill down into 2013 to see the sales by month in 2013. Currently, the drill-down has no effect on the other charts and visualizations on the page; they still show data for all years, not just for 2013. Instead, I'd like other charts to drill down into 2013 or filter by 2013 as well.

                      2,302 votes
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                        165 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Hi everyone. We’ve been investigating how this could work in Power BI and have a better handle on it now. It’s definitely here on our backlog although there are many other items we’re prioritizing higher (just take a look at the other ideas we’ve marked as “Started”!). 

                        Thanks for your support of this idea – and stay tuned for more updates in the coming months.

                        Will

                      • Slideshow in Full Screen/TV mode for Power BI Desktop

                        Slideshow in Full Screen/TV mode for Power BI Desktop

                        2,043 votes
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                          4 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Lock elements

                          It would be great to be able to lock the elements in the desktop version so that when using the scroll bars (on a slicer) that the control does not lift off the page and be dragged after I have found the items I wanted to tick.

                          In fact being able to lock the elements down so that they cannot be moved (from maybe a Top left corner anchor point) would be better all round

                          2,026 votes
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                            10 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            under review  ·  Nick CaldwellNick Caldwell responded

                            Good idea! Perhaps it can be added quickly, I’ll bring it up at our next sprint planning discussion.

                          • can i sign in with my personal email login?

                            can i sign in with my MS outlook login?

                            1,976 votes
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                              560 comments  ·  Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Power BI Desktop Auto Update

                              I'm shocked that I'm required to download a new version of Power BI every time you roll out updates. It's 2015, push those updates via the web to my desktop app, how hard can that be?

                              1,939 votes
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                                96 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                As you may have heard from the Data Insights Summit, we are planning to improve this experience. We’ll start by making Power BI Desktop available through the Windows Store, which will give auto-update and remove the admin requirements. Longer term we want to enroll in Microsoft Update, but there’s more work to do there so it’ll take some time.

                                Thanks for supporting this idea!
                                Will

                              • Custom branding/colour scheme of dashboard (custom css?)

                                How sexy the data looks is sometimes more important than how accurate it is!

                                I love a light grey/dark grey colour scheme as much as the next person, but it be great to be able to brand the dashboard with the organisation colours/background watermark/logos etc. Maybe offer an option to modify the default CSS used - similar to how blogging sites like blogger allow you to change your page layouts/colours with a simple admin gui or completely change it by rewriting the CSS

                                1,738 votes
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                                  85 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Pass filters in URL

                                  It would be great if we can pass filters in the url of the dashboard, which will filter the reports based on various parameters e.g. current fiscal period, geography, person's role, department etc.

                                  1,657 votes
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                                    62 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Hey all – we’re looking into how best to tackle this and other filter-related functionality.

                                    If you have a few moments, please take the following survey to share your thoughts. The survey takes ~10 minutes to complete, and will help ensure that what we’re building meets your needs. We appreciate your feedback!
                                     
                                    https://aka.ms/x998cx

                                  • 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

                                    1,656 votes
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                                      under review  ·  157 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Integrate SSRS reports

                                      Source dashboard reports from SSRS reports.

                                      1,540 votes
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                                        85 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        We are actively working on integrating SSRS reports into Power BI. SSRS is a very rich platform with huge array of extensibility options that customers are heavily using. So running these reports on prem and delivering the results to Power BI dashboard tiles is one option that we are exploring as a first step. If you have any inputs/suggestions, please comment on it.

                                      • Drill to a report page

                                        Ability to select/click a row on the table or chart and be able to contextually go to another report , with appropriate filters. This is only useful when we are able to hide the pages in the report and they appear only when something is(row or cell) selected on a table or similar chart.

                                        1,471 votes
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                                          74 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          You may have seen from the Data Insights Summit, we’re actively working on this feature. You’ll be able to configure a page to work as a drillthrough target for one or more fields (e.g. actor, movie, customer, product, location etc.). Then, any visual that uses that field will give you an option that navigates to the target page with the context/filters already applied.

                                          Stay tuned for updates!

                                          Thanks!

                                        • Matrix Measures or Values on Rows instead of Columns

                                          We need Matrix’s to have the ability to move Measures or Values to rows instead of Columns. This is a definite must have!!! I was in the process of doing a pilot roll out of Power BI to my management team and when this question came up it was a huge miss and got a tremendous amount of groans. This is an everyday view we use and really need this for Power BI to cover the basics. I love the program but we really need this. Please help!

                                          To elaborate, if I have sales, quantity sold, asp (average sales price),…

                                          1,426 votes
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