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  1. Change background color on dashboard

    Change background color on dashboard so it can align with my organization's brand.

    359 votes
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      under review  ·  19 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • HP Vertica Support

      Adding support to connect to an HP Vertica database

      363 votes
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        16 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  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?

        3,098 votes
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          under review  ·  70 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…

          4,700 votes
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            124 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Greater control over the scale and division of axes, especially values less than 1.

            Greater control over the scale and division of axes. The MAJORITY of our data is frequency related where we have to display values in scientific notation from the range of 10-9 up to 10-2. Display of numbers greater than 1 creates automatic minor division on the y axis; but if below value of 1, the minor lines on the y axis do not display and there is no control over this. Same applied for x axis. Similar comments have been posted over greater control of the axes values and arrangement, but I have not seen one about small number values.

            318 votes
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              10 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow copy and paste between different PBIX's

              Often we need to expand on an idea from one report further and copy and paste visuals/pages from one PBIX to another. This would be a huge productivity and quality benefit.

              2,124 votes
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                43 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.

                7,253 votes
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                  78 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Certify content packs

                  We need the ability to certify content packs for us in large corporations.

                  This feature is key for ensuring employees in the company know what data/sources/content is the right one to use.

                  26 votes
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                    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Adoption  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • dotted lines in linecharts

                    I would be Nice to have option for setting dotted or solid lines for each rowset in a linechart. typically used for illustrating Budget/forecasts (dotted) and actuals (solid)

                    485 votes
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                      25 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 989 votes
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                        73 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Ability to duplicate a Report slide similar to PowerPoint

                        I would like to create a report slide and then duplicate it similar to PowerPoint functionality. This would allow minor tweaks to be applied to existing visualizations without having to rebuild them again in another slide.

                        9 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • SQL Azure connector with Azure AD Auth

                          Update the SQL Azure connector to use Azure AD Auth. This will allow row level security in the database to be used with PowerBI.

                          It would be great to have PowerBI pass through user credentials to the database so that data can be kept secure.

                          351 votes
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                            under review  ·  14 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Multiple Y-Axis on a chart

                            We would like to have multiple y-axis on a chart, more than 2

                            781 votes
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                              under review  ·  40 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 457 votes
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                                under review  ·  40 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Disable share buttons

                                Option to disable the share buttons (Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook and share itself) in the embed code. I am using the embed code to post the report in a sharepoint page with in the company by this would prevent a public sharing.

                                649 votes
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                                  under review  ·  48 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Slicer Hierarchy

                                  Dragging a hierarchy into a report and change it to slicer... can we get a slicer with hierarchy (collapsible/expandable)?

                                  1,116 votes
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                                    32 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Python Connector

                                    Just like the desktop edition allows you to run an R script to generate data frames that can then be used for data visualization or any other activities within Power BI, let's do the same for Python via the use of python libraries like pandas, numpy, etc.

                                    194 votes
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                                      under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 70 votes
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                                        under review  ·  5 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Custom Viz access to the previous levels in a drill-down

                                        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.

                                        This would let custom viz developers add thing like pivot tables and Breakdown Trees :)

                                        [This idea was created as an offshoot of https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/15844186-pivot-tables-and-breakdown-trees. Fredrik had initially asked for updates to the Custom Viz API, but many votes and comments were cast assuming the idea was just asking for the Power BI team to…

                                        7,781 votes
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                                          82 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Thank you everyone for the comments and votes. We’re looking into what could be done here. To be transparent, so far our findings are that the infra to do this right for the long term is actually a very large intricate work item. So I cannot say when we could actually delivery this capability. Our current focus with custom visuals is to continue filling in the existing features into our stable APIs so that custom visuals are fully compatible version on version. This itself is vital work in the custom visuals area both for our custom visual authors/developers and for users who depend on the visuals day in and day out. Appreciate your using Power BI, keep the suggestions coming! We read every comment you make, even if we’re not able to respond to every single one.

                                        • 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.

                                          4,328 votes
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