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  1. Dynamic Date Slicer (improve relative date slicer)

    This is a repost of my idea that was closed as completed, but the 'relative date slicer doesn't allow any of the described request hence my idea is not implemented....

    The new date slicer is awesome, but it would be so nice if you could set a dynamic date selection instead of a static. With a static filter the user will always have to set the dates before the saved report makes sense - especially as the report gets older.

    Dynamic options could be
    YTD, QTD, MTD, WTD, Today, This Year, This Quarter, This Month, This Week and so on.

    647 votes
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      37 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      The relative date slicer (a Preview feature as of June ‘17) gets us close to this with the ’This Month’ or ‘This Year’ settings. That is a dynamic date selection that updates based on the current system date. We plan to add a ‘YTD’/‘MTD’ option to specifically select a range from the start of the month/year up to today, hopefully that’ll address the remaining requirements!

    • Embed Power BI Report Server reports into extranet apps

      Allow Embedding of Power BI Report Server Reports for Extranet Apps. Because of our clients needs data cannot leave our servers and be put on the cloud. Our existing SSRS reports are displayed using a report viewer object, however this will not work for PBIX. We need to ability to embed PBIX and display it externally. Is this going to be possible with Power BI report Server?

      86 votes
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        8 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thanks for submitting this idea!

        You can embed a Power BI report stored in Power BI Report Server into another app using an iframe and the rs:Embed=true URL parameter (Kasper de Jonge has a good blog post on the topic: https://www.kasperonbi.com/embedding-power-bi-reports-with-power-bi-report-server/). This support is limited so far; for instance,
        - There are no URL parameters for filtering. We plan to add this feature. (Vote and comment: https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/19727650-pass-filter-in-url-powerbi-reportserver)
        - There’s no JavaScript API for richer programmability. (Wouldn’t it be nice if the Power BI JavaScript API supported Power BI Report Server? Submit an idea!)
        - The report server will try to authenticate your end user — by default, using Integrated Windows Authentication. For intranet apps whose users are within your organization and your Active Directory forest/domain, that might work fine, but for extranet apps, as you noted, that doesn’t work.

        We plan to address this last issue by enabling…

      • Disable Export data function in Power BI Embeded

        Currently Export data can be disabled from the service but not from Power BI Embeded. We want to keep our data from being able to exported by others and see Power BI Embeded as our prefered roll out solution but the lack of ability to turn off the export feature means that we are not currently able to use Embeded for this purpose. Ideally we need a way to control export data at a visual level but at minimum control at a dashboard / report level. This is a high priority feature for us to be able to complet our…

        128 votes
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          13 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thank you for your feedback.
          We are planning to add this capability as part of other Admin controls changes through API.
          For the first phase, we will support the control in the embedded object level (i.e. report/ Dashboard/ Tile)

        • Single-sign-on for connection to SAP BW

          Connector to SAP BW has enabled the easy access to data in SAP BW. However, scheduling the data refresh from SAP BW is not possible since the SSO feature is not available. This would be a good step to create dashboards using Power BI consuming SAP BW data.

          58 votes
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            9 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Failover is not available with the current Enterprise Gateway, this make it challenging when we want to use EntGW in scale. High Availabili

            Failover is not available with the current Enterprise Gateway, this make it challenging when we want to use EntGW in scale. High Availability critical aspect for company whom want to adopt PBI as enterprise solution. Please consider.

            33 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Enterprise Gateway automatic failover

              I have Enterprise Gateway installed to one of my server and works fine, once our server went down due to h/w issue and we had issues with data refresh, is it possible to install and configure Enterprise Gateway on multiple servers so that in case of such events one of the server is reachable?

              61 votes
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                planned  ·  7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Gateway Update Notification and Auto update for Enterprise Gateway

                We should be notified when there is a new version of both gateways. In addition, the Enterprise gateway should be updated automatically (admins should be able to turn this on/off).

                138 votes
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                  11 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow programmatically embedding visuals from R and Python

                  R and python have a rich set of visuals. I would like the ability to programmatically embed them into Power BI.

                  37 votes
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                    planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support for SAP HANA Hierarchies

                    Support to bring in SAP HANA hierarchies in by default similar to our SSAS hierarchy support.

                    19 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Slideshow in Full Screen/TV mode

                      The ‘Full Screen mode’ could become more useful for presenting reports on dedicated large screens if it became just a bit more dynamic. Whilst it is currently possible to scroll through report sheets by clicking the arrows in the bottom right corner, it would be most valuable to be able to automate such browsing. A solution could be to introduce a “Play” button that starts a slideshow scrolling through the available report sheets according to a customizable time interval.

                      1,945 votes
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                        114 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • To have an "UPDATE NOW" in the App

                        It would be really great if in the APP you have an option to "Update now" as you have in the website. Very often I would like to have the latest data, and the only option that I have now it is to go to the website and to do it there, and then check in the App.

                        15 votes
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                          planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Analyze in Excel Standard Pivot Table Aggregations

                          The Analyze in Excel feature is an excellent addition to Power BI. For an enhancement, I recommend adding the ability to utilize Excel's standard pivot table functionality of adding implicit measures for numeric fields from source data. This functionality would be similar to the process for creating pivot tables with Power Pivot where custom measures can be used with standard Excel measures in the same pivot table.

                          The requirement to create custom measures for simple aggregations (i.e. sum of xx numeric field) removes one of the largest advantages of creating summarizations in Excel. It is also difficult for report developers…

                          16 votes
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                            planned  ·  1 comment  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow Excel Online to connect to a Power BI data source via 'Analyse In Excel'

                            Now that Power BI has the Analyse in Excel function, can you please make Excel Online (Excel in a browser) connect to the Power BI data source so slicers and timelines function and the workbook can refresh from the Power BI data source?

                            32 votes
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                              planned  ·  5 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Print and Export Embedded Reports through REST APIs

                              Now that we have a great embed report/tile feature that can be used to embed reports/tiles in custom apps, it would be great to have some REST APIs that can facilitate printing and download of the reports into either PDF/Excel etc.

                              124 votes
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                                planned  ·  9 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • add deployment parameters for organizational content packs

                                currently it is not possible to create an org content pack once and deploy it on multiple datasources (e.g. dev, test and production)
                                it would be great to see the same parameters as in the public packs

                                75 votes
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                                  planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add Filter in Data View PowerBI Desktop

                                  Hi,
                                  I was hoping if you could add Filter Option in Data View Tab like Excel or PowerPivot. This would make cross checking super convenient

                                  Regards,
                                  Sami

                                  1,032 votes
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                                    129 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add ability for Excel workbooks to have a live connection to SSAS

                                    At this point, only Excel workbooks with a power pivot data model can work in Power BI. It would be great to have the ability to upload Excel workbooks that are connected to our on-prem analysis services to be refreshable as well. The same way that the analysis services connector works for PowerBI reports, perhaps that connector can be extended to uploaded Excel workbooks as well.

                                    152 votes
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                                      planned  ·  18 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  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.

                                      394 votes
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                                        44 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add Folders To Organize Reports On PowerBI.com

                                        RIght now, on powerbi.com, there is no ability to organize reports, dashboards, etc into folders. If you have a lot of content or users, this gets messy quickly.

                                        Please add the ability to organize into folders (and secure those folders separately)

                                        1,145 votes
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                                          55 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Update: We have released a new navigation, which automatically groups all shared items by owner name. Take a look at it here and see if it helps: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-new-power-bi-navigation-preview/

                                          Also, we are working on allowing you to group dashboards and reports into one level of folders when you distribute them to other. It will be previewed early next year and we think it will help you with the request below.

                                        • Faster oracle database connection. The existing one is slow compared to the SQL Server one.

                                          The existing oracle data source is extremely slow. I even installed the latest oracle drivers from oracle and that only saw a marginal improvement in speed. My other oracle apps using the same connector are very fast, but Power BI is extremely slow.

                                          34 votes
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                                            8 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Thanks for the feedback. We’re aware of Performance issues with the current Oracle connector in Power BI Desktop and are actively working on improvements on this area. Expect to see some performance improvements for this connector early in 2016.

                                            Regards,
                                            M.

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