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  1. 550 votes
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    209 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 549 votes
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    under review  ·  152 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Support relative path to excel/csv sources

    Currently, when excel file is loaded to Power BI, the absolute filepath is captured in the M query. It would be nice if relative filepath was supported. Thus we could place excel file next to pbix and not worry about the file location (local machine, shared folder on server or onedrive)

    548 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

    545 votes
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    50 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Printing custom visualizations

    It would be helpful to be able to print custom visualizations to PowerPoint. Currently there is just a message saying that the visualizations are not currently supported. Even allowing the visuals to be frozen in a picture format would be acceptable. Thanks.

    539 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Short URL with display text

    Currently have to spell out the entire URL to enable hyperlink. Is it possible to give a short name to a URL with hyperlink enabled?

    533 votes
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  7. Add Folders to organize fields

    Ability to organize fields into folders to allow users to easily find them

    532 votes
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    30 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Single-click drillthrough

    The current method of using "drillthrough" is tedious and not obvious.

    I propose a new implementation of drillthrough: single-click. Instead of right-clicking on a row, table or visual and selecting form a context menu, let's have the ability to setup a row, table or visual as a single-click drillthrough.

    531 votes
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    47 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Report page tooltip on all objects

    New report page tooltip preview feature in the March update is great.

    Would be nice if we had the option of adding this tooltip to visuals that previously didn't have a tooltip.

    For example, I have a card visual. I'd like users to get one of these mini report pages pop-up when they hover over it but as this visual doesn't have a tooltip it can't be used.

    Would be great if we can do this on other things like shapes and text boxes as well.

    525 votes
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    22 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Since the initial release, we added support for table, matrix, and cards.

    https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-july-2018-feature-summary/#tableTooltips

    https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-september-2018-feature-summary/#tooltips

    I’ll leave this idea open for now since there are some requests for shapes, textboxes, and buttons, but it would be helpful if people can comment on their use cases for report page tooltips on these non-visual report elements.

  10. Allow 'Search' within slicer filtering for non-text attributes

    Text attributes can be 'searched' within report slicers. However, integers cannot. For example, if someone wants to quickly find and slice by a Customer Id, it is very cumbersome right now - lots of scrolling. A simple search by Customer Id (as an integer) within the slicer would make it much faster and a better user experience

    524 votes
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  11. Ability to share datasets or connection to other users.

    Ability to share Dataset and connectivity to other users

    524 votes
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    under review  ·  Sirui Sun responded

    Distributing datasets is possible in the PBI service today via the following steps:

    1) As the sharer, go to the gear > “Create Content Pack” > add the dataset you’d like to share – optionally, you may also choose to add additional datasets, report, or dashboards

    2) As the recipient, go to Get Data > “My Organization” and select the content pack created in step 1

    3) Click on the “…” in the dataset that is added to your workspace, and click “Make a copy”

    The recipient can then start creating reports based on the new dataset.

    Does this meet your needs? Please let us know via comments or e-mail.

    -Sirui

  12. Auto refresh data in Power BI desktop

    There must be an option to refresh data through schedule in power bi desktop application. Please add this important feature.

    523 votes
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  13. copy data to clipboard

    Copy Data to Clipboard should be a simple right-click context menu capability --- as it has been in Tableau for years. Often, user wants data being displayed without going through export to CSV and import into Excel. Just simple copy-paste of data out of visual to clipboard to ... whatever intended ... is extremely useful.

    505 votes
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  14. Regular Expressions support in Power Query

    We think regexp support will help the adoption of the Power Query tool in the most demanding use cases. Many thanks.

    496 votes
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    31 comments  ·  Data Preparation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Cognos TM1 as a data source

    Would be great to have Cognos TM1 cubes as a data source for PowerQuery/Power BI Designer.

    490 votes
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    87 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Set transparency for colors in Power BI

    Being able to set transparency for Colors. RGBA or equivalent is extremely critical visualization tool. This is very helpful when you want to layer visualizations on top of each other. Ex. Layer an image on top of a text box. Layer different parts of an area chart. Layer a combo chart. This is a basic

    484 votes
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    45 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Refresh dashboards tiles when i change a report

    It very annoying having to re-draw every dashboard that uses a specific report. It would be nice having automatic refresh of the dashboard tile when I change a report involved.

    480 votes
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    under review  ·  60 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Hierarchy Slicer Sync

    I tested the "Sync Slicers" it's a very good option but it doesn't work with Hierarchy Slicer, it will be very important to synchronize pages of report's with hierarchical slicers like Hierarchy Slicer.

    478 votes
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  19. Creation of Dashboards in Power BI Desktop itself

    Now as I see there is no feature to create a dashboard in Power BI desktop. It is really important because user may not require to publish all the reports online most of the times. Reports are low level elements of dashboards, so if user creates Dashboard in Power BI desktop, he can publish only Dashboards rather all the reports and dashboards.

    If we have such feature, he can publish report or dashboard only or both

    478 votes
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  20. Need the ability to stop or pause a data refresh from Power BI online scheduler.

    If there are many reports running at the time and one report seems like a resource hog, you would want to pause or stop a refresh so that another report can finish.

    475 votes
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