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  1. Ability to move/copy report/dashboards between Group Workspaces

    Be able to copy or move reports and dashboards between Group Workspaces, removing the need to re-publish a report and/or rebuild a dashboard.

    680 votes
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  2. Capability to show/hide Total column in Waterfall chart

    Capability to show/hide Total column in Waterfall chart

    673 votes
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  3. Allow Power Query to Export Data

    Allow Power Query results to be written back to a flat file or SQL table.

    Relivant forum thread:
    http://community.powerbi.com/t5/Integrations-with-Files-and/Can-PowerQuery-write-data-back-out/m-p/1747

    671 votes
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  4. Better control over the shapes, textbox and images

    Please consider adding functionality to give the report author more control of shapes, textboxes and images. This functionality might include grouping, disabling selection, etc.

    This would enrich the options for organizing data onto the report page and will remove all those unnecessary grey lines and rectangles that the user sees when hovering over the controls

    669 votes
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  5. Create an read-only and external license tier

    Power BI is a great tool for those that need to analyze data, but not all users are equal in their knowledge of PowerPivot, Excel or the underlying data sources. Some users just want to see and act on data. In the current model, users have to have a PowerBI license to even see a report.

    So, instead of building or buying a separate visualization layer to go over SSAS or SSRS, why not make PowerView extensible? Give me a very economical or even free limited user tier that can only consume web reports, but no Excel access. You can…

    663 votes
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  6. Add the axis interval in the charts

    Now we start and end point in the axis, It would be great if we have Interval between the start and End value
    For eg: 0 is my start and 100 is my End means , I explicitly what the interval is 9, so that I can see my axis drawn like 0,9,18,27...99.

    662 votes
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  7. Export charts directly to excel

    It would be very useful if Power BI allow to export charts directly to excel without lose the format. Exporting just like values with format.

    657 votes
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  8. HubSpot as a data source

    HubSpot as a pre-defined data source

    657 votes
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  9. Slicer Search - Add "Select All Results" option

    The basic Slicer in power bi already has a search feature. My request is to add a way to select all search results in one click. For example, say I search a text column in the slicer for all values with "ipad" and I get 200+ results returned in the slicer. It would be super helpful if you could select all 200+ results in one click since selecting one-by-one is so tedious.

    653 votes
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  10. 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.

    653 votes
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  11. Enable Power Query Excel add-in for Mac/Apple/iOS

    Even though worldwide mac user adoption is 8% (close to 94 million users) - there are a lot of data scientist and data analyst who use excel on mac and hardly anyone knows about Power BI! I think the best way to introduce them to this amazing world is via enabling Power Query in excel for them and most of influence million dollar analytics tools budget on a regular basis which would help accelerate the Power BI growth!

    651 votes
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  12. Power BI Desktop Connector for ServiceNow

    Create a connector for ServiceNow in the Power BI Desktop "Get Data" list.

    648 votes
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  13. Power BI Global Admin

    As an IT administrator I need a way to see all content (datasets, reports, dashboards) that has been created and shared across the entire online tenant. This is needed to be able to support content after employees leave the organization as well as to support our SOX auditing practices.

    642 votes
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  14. Connect to Dataflows from Excel's Power Query

    Please allow the connection to Dataflows' entities from Excel's Power Query.
    There are many cases when customers use Excel and not Power BI. But Dataflows can make the refresh process much faster for them.
    Thanks

    636 votes
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  15. KPI Customization (Font Size)

    Need to be able to change the font size on the KPI tool. A stoplight visualization is needed most, but a set font size on the KPI tool makes it very limited regarding usability and alternate solutions.

    636 votes
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  16. Back-button feature to clear selected drillthrough filter value

    As drillthrough function we use a filter and we give value for it from other report page. I click back-button and it will take me back to where I was before. In the background filter value stays unchanged. I use drillthrough function again. Filter value changes and I see visuals filtered with that value. I use back-button again. I navigate to that report page manually and to my surprice value selected in prev step is still selected. I know that I can open my filter selections and clear selected value but I'd like to do is to start exploring my…

    632 votes
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  17. additional font formatting (bold, italic, underline, etc)

    Hi there,

    I was hoping that the Power BI team could consider bringing additional font formatting options into Power BI. So wherever there is an option to specify font size, colour and so forth, we should also be able to specify other options such as:


    • Bold

    • Italic

    • Underline

    • Strikeout

    Also I was wondering if it wouldn't be a good idea to allow users to highlight a specific part of a text to format it, instead of formatting the font for the entire object in question.

    629 votes
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  19. Export current theme as a Json file

    We have a wonderful option - switch theme to import theme as a JSON file.It would be great to have an export option to export current theme as a JSON file from a report.

    625 votes
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    started  ·  Amanda Cofsky responded

    We’ve started work to let you export themes from Power BI Desktop!

  20. Disable visual highlighting and interactions

    When clicking on certain elements of a visual, I can control the interaction this selection has on other visuals within the report, but I was wondering if there is the ability to completely disable the clickability of a visual? I don't want the end users to be able to click on the visual at all, so neither the selected visual or other visuals would be highlighted? Tooltips should still be viewable on hover.

    This feature should be available for use in both service and desktop.

    More information on the unsuccessful attempts people have made trying to achieve this with graphs/charts…

    615 votes
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