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  1. Drill to a report page

    Ability to select/click a row on the table or chart and be able to contextually go to another report , with appropriate filters. This is only useful when we are able to hide the pages in the report and they appear only when something is(row or cell) selected on a table or similar chart.

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      54 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi everyone. Thanks for supporting this idea – we’re beginning the planning for exactly what this would look like in Power BI. Please keep voting to help us prioritize it, and let us know exactly what your scenarios are in the comments so we can do our best to address them.

      thanks!
      Will

    • 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.

      1,344 votes
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        45 comments  ·  Reports  ·  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.

        3,478 votes
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          119 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hi everyone. We’ve been investigating how this could work in Power BI and have a better handle on it now. It’s definitely here on our backlog although there are many other items we’re prioritizing higher (just take a look at the other ideas we’ve marked as “Started”!). 

          Thanks for your support of this idea – and stay tuned for more updates in the coming months.

          Will

        • Pass filters in URL

          It would be great if we can pass filters in the url of the dashboard, which will filter the reports based on various parameters e.g. current fiscal period, geography, person's role, department etc.

          2,915 votes
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            planned  ·  53 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Dynamic date slicer

            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.

            1,469 votes
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              30 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Transfer of ownership of created dashboards

              It would be great if there was an option to tranfer ownership of created reports and dashboards. This way, work would not have to be duplicated if the original creator was to leave the company/change roles/etc.

              636 votes
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                19 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                planned  ·  loreylorey responded

                This is planned before end of year. We’re trying to finish up some other admin capabilities first like auditing, and adding a Power BI Admin.

              • Matrix Measures or Values on Rows instead of Columns

                We need Matrix’s to have the ability to move Measures or Values to rows instead of Columns. This is a definite must have!!! I was in the process of doing a pilot roll out of Power BI to my management team and when this question came up it was a huge miss and got a tremendous amount of groans. This is an everyday view we use and really need this for Power BI to cover the basics. I love the program but we really need this. Please help!

                To elaborate, if I have sales, quantity sold, asp (average sales price),…

                2,425 votes
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                  71 comments  ·  Reports  ·  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.

                  5,205 votes
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                    172 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    planned  ·  loreylorey responded

                    We are currently working through our design for global filters, we’ll have something for you guys to give feedback on in a couple of months. We’ll be sending out a survey in the next month, hope you take part and let us know what you’re looking for.

                  • Edit or add queries from the web

                    I imagine this is going to be included within the ability to edit connections, but I would like the ability to edit an existing query or add a new one from within Power BI. Another option would be to overwrite an existing spreadsheet with one including the new queries, though conflicts might get messy.

                    53 votes
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                      8 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • SAP BW display Key and Text

                      It seems as if only Text is available to select.
                      We require the Key to be available to build relationships and to view data

                      195 votes
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                        7 comments  ·  Data Preparation  ·  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?

                        47 votes
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                          planned  ·  4 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow in-place data model refresh in embedded PowerBI

                          Today it is possible only to have a static data model or direct query. Would really like to have the mainstream refreshable data model available within the embedded offering. Would like to be able to control the refresh via API.

                          514 votes
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                            planned  ·  30 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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.

                            710 votes
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                              26 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              planned  ·  loreylorey responded

                              We are currently planning this feature. As we scope the area, it would be great to get any additional feedback you have around how you’d like this feature to work. Keep voting this up and giving us more feedback so we can incorporate it into our design.

                            • Color Theme for induvidual power view sheets

                              Right now Color theme is getting changed for the entire excel workbook. But user should be able to change the theme for individual power view sheets of the workbook

                              467 votes
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                                19 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Live/DirectQuery to SAP BW

                                The SAP BW Connector currently does not support Live or Direct Query. Some customers are looking for this feature.

                                143 votes
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                                  8 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support Google BigQuery

                                  Support Google BigQuery

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                                    22 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    We plan to deliver a Google BigQuery connector in the future (no timeline at this point), which will include Import & DirectQuery capabilities.

                                    In the interim, you can import data from Google BigQuery using an ODBC driver, which is fully supported for Import scenarios in Power BI Desktop, and Personal/Enterprise Gateway for Refresh purposes.

                                    Thanks,
                                    M.

                                  • 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)

                                    1,813 votes
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                                      37 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.

                                    • Data Catalog integration in PowerBI Designer

                                      The PowerBI Designer is missing integration with the Data Catalog and there is no online search functionality. The data catalog is a core component of the reporting solution so let me use it with the Power BI Designer

                                      589 votes
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                                        planned  ·  19 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add a way to find or jump to column in query view

                                        It's very difficult to locate columns when a query has many of them. Add functionality to search for or jump to a a column in query view

                                        23 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Data Preparation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Interactive dashboard tiles

                                          Working with the new dashboard, I'm all the time clicking on the tiles and expecting to have some kind of interactivity (filtering, selecting, ...) without immediately navigating to the underlying report.

                                          198 votes
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