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  1. Export data to Excel

    It would be nice to have the option to export a table to an excel file, right now is only on CSV format but someone working on a different ecosystem and does not have Power Bi would need to rework the data and that does not make any point to have PowerBi

    6,232 votes
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      18 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      4,926 votes
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        380 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hi everyone. I’m really excited to say we’ve started work on this, we’re planning to address two common use cases for this. First, having slicers that appear on every page so you can see them as a restatement, but keeping the selected value in sync across all those pages. That way you select once and see all the slicers updated. Secondly, you asked to have the first page in a report contain all the slicers – if that’s what you’re looking for you can set up the same synchronized slicers but hide them where you don’t want them visible (see the new Selection pane launched in October!)

        Thanks for your continued support of the suggestion – we’ll keep you updated when we ship the feature.

      • Decomposition Tree Visualization Type

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

        4,701 votes
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          135 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).

          4,485 votes
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            111 comments  ·  Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add presentation mode to desktop client

            Now that Power BI Desktop is a full BI tool, add the option to go to presentation mode. This would go full screen, presenting the visuals and filters as in reading view in the online version.

            4,272 votes
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              under review  ·  25 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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.

              3,820 votes
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                106 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  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…

                3,653 votes
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                  under review  ·  169 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add Clear All Filters button to Power View

                  So that you don't have find and clear filters one by one.

                  3,159 votes
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                    89 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Power BI Designer for Mac

                    Provide a Power BI Designer application install for Mac OSs.

                    3,124 votes
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                      576 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.

                      2,967 votes
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                        204 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

                      • single selection slicer

                        The ability to configure a slicer to only be able to select one attribute at a time - similar to a radio button. I would like to disable the ability for people to either choose select all or choose multiple slicers.

                        2,872 votes
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                          14 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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!

                          2,763 votes
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                            244 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  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

                            2,691 votes
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                              14 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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…

                              2,631 votes
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                                25 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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.

                                2,494 votes
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                                  187 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  We’ve begun work on this feature! Our plan is to filter visuals that would be cross-filtered or cross-highlighted when you select in the first visual. That way, if you use Edit Interactions to turn off filtering/highlighting, drilling won’t impact it either.

                                  Stay tuned for updates!

                                • can i sign in with my personal email login?

                                  can i sign in with my MS outlook login?

                                  2,138 votes
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                                    592 comments  ·  Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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.

                                    2,088 votes
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                                      140 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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

                                      1,995 votes
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                                        under review  ·  200 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Power BI Premium needs lower pricing tiers

                                        You've made a odd choice for the name but oh well.

                                        Power BI Premium is a great idea but lower specs to hit a lower price point is necessary for SME clients.

                                        A clearer product name might have been Power BI Enterprise with standard and premium pricing tiers.

                                        The v1 pricing for Power BI Embedded was an equivalent of charging for a sql database at a flat rate per kb of IO.

                                        Fixed capacity for a fixed price takes away all the uncertainty and complexity of the current model.

                                        1,886 votes
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                                          18 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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

                                          1,798 votes
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                                            90 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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