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  1. PostgreSql Datasource for Enterprise Gateway

    Any chance of connecting to PostgreSQL data Source with the new Enterprise Gateway, we can with the Personal Gateway, but really need the Enterprise Gateway

    182 votes
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      13 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  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.

      958 votes
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        38 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Text wrap in tables, cards, etc.! -- in dashboards and reports.

        I created an Excel workbook with an XML feed from A.W.rd.A.Day: http://wordsmith.org/awad/rss1.xml. I created a table in PV; text in the description of the word is cut off. I upload to PBI and create a tile. Text in the tile is also cut off. Not cool!

        1,302 votes
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          195 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • % of Total Data Labels on Pie and Donut Charts

          You need to be able to display % of Total data labels for pie charts and donut charts. This functionality is incredibly easy in both Excel and Power View. Not sure why it isn't possible in Power BI. I understand the same idea can be accomplished with a 100% stacked bar graph but that is not the way I want to visualize the data.

          14 votes
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            started  ·  0 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Share Reports in Power BI

            I see that I can share dashboards in the Power BI -- but can I not share reports? The dashboard would be fine, but slicers can't be pinned yet.

            637 votes
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              85 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              We have started work on building this feature so you can share reports with others, much the same way as you can share dashboards today. Thank you to everyone who voted for and commented on this idea. Over the coming months as we design and develop the feature we will use your feedback to shape what we build.

            • Power BI usage statistics

              Provide analysis of how our Power BI dashboards/reports are being used:

              Hit count, Q&A queries ran, filters applied, common actions etc.

              This would allow us to track the importance and use of our reporting and see how different users interact with the data.

              957 votes
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                67 comments  ·  Adoption  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Hi everyone! Last week, we released usage reporting for IT admins. You can read more about it on our blog post: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-service-march-update-part-two/#usage We want to add similar metrics for content creators in the future as well.

                If you are looking for auditing capabilities (logs of views/export/printing/publishing to web per user or IP) for admins tracking sensitive data or data leaks, please vote on the specific idea: https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/13279371

              • Create calculated measures on top of a live SSAS connection

                Creating a live connection to SSAS MD or Tabular is working just fine. However, it would be very beneficial to have the ability to create new calculated measures (in MDX). Just like we can create our own calculated measures when writing an MDX query for a SSRS dataset.

                1,216 votes
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                  135 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…

                  2,048 votes
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                    154 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Looks like Amanda’s link didn’t work so I wanted to update again. Here’s our documentation on the new preview:
                    https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-desktop-matrix-visual/

                    There are a few highly requested features that we know are missing (resizing columns, sorting etc.) and they’re outlined at the bottom of that document .They’ll come in future releases!

                    You’ll also see a link right at the bottom of that page to a survey where you can gives us your feedback on what we should prioritize on top of this preview.

                    and please do keep commenting here – we read everything even if we can’t reply to them.

                    Thanks for the feedback!

                  • Combine enterprise gateway and online data sources

                    At this time, a gateway will not function properly if you are using data sources and one is online and one is on-prem. As soon as the online data source is added, the gateway is designed to gray out because Power BI interprets that it is no longer needed. I would like to be able to combine data sources from both on-prem and online sources together with the use of gateways.

                    461 votes
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                      57 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Hello everyone,

                      We’ve started working on supporting oAuth based connections to go thru the gateways in Power BI which is the main blocker to why you can’t combine today. We’re starting with personal gateway, then will support the enterprise gateway (on-premsies data gateway) shortly after. Thank you for your continuous feedback and passion for this area. Stay tuned, we’re getting close!

                      Thanks!
                      Dimah
                      The gateways team

                    • Failed auto-refresh should not cancel the refresh schedule

                      Currently if auto-refresh fails, the refresh schedule is disabled meaning IT has to go in and re-enable the schedule for each data connection after any ill-timed service outage. Sadly, the schedule is also disabled silently so unless IT checks in on the dashboard they have no way of knowing refresh is turned off.

                      28 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        started  ·  Mini NairMini Nair responded

                        As mentioned before, we’ll still disable refresh if we notice that refresh fails consistently, but this time we’ll send you an email to inform you why we turned off refresh.

                      • Improve the Advanced Query Editor

                        Add better static analysis, IntelliSense, and general formatting abilities (like allowing tabs) in the "Advanced" editor

                        411 votes
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                          30 comments  ·  Data Preparation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          We’re actively working on adding IntelliSense support for M authoring in the Advanced Query Editor, Formula Bar and Custom Column dialog. Expect to see these capabilities in one of our next few monthly updates, hopefully before the end of 2016. : )

                        • PowerBI reports and dashboard on-premise hosting

                          As per available documentation, power bi reports and dashboards will be published to microsoft cloud. It is very awesome approach as it saves all overhead of maintaining infrastructure. But there are case where on-premise hosting is required, Can we configure on-premise server to host power bi reports just like SSRS reports?

                          2,547 votes
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                            318 comments  ·  Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Hi everyone,

                            You can now try the January 2017 Technical Preview: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlrsteamblog/2017/01/17/power-bi-reports-in-sql-server-reporting-services-january-2017-technical-preview-now-available/.

                            Also:
                            - We plan to release a production-ready version in the next SQL Server release wave. (As previously clarified, we won’t be releasing it in a Service Pack, Cumulative Update, or other form of update for SSRS 2016.)
                            - We’re targeting availability in mid-2017 for the production-ready version.
                            - A few more FAQs in this blog post: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlrsteamblog/2016/12/16/power-bi-reports-in-sql-server-reporting-services-feedback-on-the-technical-preview/.

                          • Custom branding/colour scheme of dashboard (custom css?)

                            How sexy the data looks is sometimes more important than how accurate it is!

                            I love a light grey/dark grey colour scheme as much as the next person, but it be great to be able to brand the dashboard with the organisation colours/background watermark/logos etc. Maybe offer an option to modify the default CSS used - similar to how blogging sites like blogger allow you to change your page layouts/colours with a simple admin gui or completely change it by rewriting the CSS

                            1,607 votes
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                              81 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • R Integration can be enables for Predective Analytics

                              Power Bi should enable R Integration which is the best for Predictive Analytics now-a-days

                              9 votes
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                                started  ·  1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Report Filter Doesn't Save

                                I am not sure if this is known or not but with the recent report filter coming in, it doesn't save the filter when you exit out of the report unlike the page filters which save.

                                If this is intentional would it be possible to have the option to save this filter.

                                14 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Create new dataset from R by doing calculations on data loaded in PowerBI already

                                  The current R data connector forces you to pull data into R directly from the source (CSV, etc.) in order to run calculations and have the results show up as a PowerBI dataset. It would be very useful to be able to do R calculations from data sources already pulled into PowerBI instead, and then create a new data source from those.

                                  16 votes
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                                    started  ·  2 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Tell me what I can ask

                                    When I connect to a new data source and don't really know the structure of the data, I have no idea what questions I can ask. I should get some suggestions or a list of what fields are in the data, etc.

                                    52 votes
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                                      started  ·  3 comments  ·  Q&A  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow R functions to transform data before graphing.

                                      Let custom R script modify current tables, and let the result set be returned back into PowerBI's charting capabilities. This is similar to the idea of having custom SQL statements as filters for your data source. Having R functions modifying your data before graphing is even more powerful.

                                      10 votes
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                                        started  ·  0 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow mailto: hyperlinks in Power BI tables

                                        Currently hyperlinks in tables must begin with www., http:// or https://. Add "mailto:" as an accepted hyperlink prefix.

                                        This would be very helpful for quickly allowing users to see an insight in the data, have the dashboard tell them who the right person to contact would be to address the issue or opportunity, and easily initiate an email to that person.

                                        86 votes
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                                          10 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Pivot tables and breakdown trees

                                          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. Make this possible and I would gladly submit a stable version of my Breakdown Trees :).

                                          2,810 votes
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                                            108 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            We released a preview of a new matrix visual with today Power BI Desktop release. This new matrix can be used as a source of cross-highlighting, has a stepped layout, can be drilled in to /out of hierarchies, and has performance updates.

                                            You can read all about it in our blog post: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-march-feature-summary/#matrix

                                            During the preview we will be adding even more new features, so keep watch each month for more improvements and let us know in comments what else you’d like to see.

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