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  1. Show email address or user name in usage metrics for dashboards and reports

    In the usage metrics for dashboards and reports, show the names and/or email addresses of the end users.

    FYI: The current usage metrics feature is documented here:
    https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-service-usage-metrics/

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      29 comments  ·  Adoption  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Change column labels/names in the visual

      It would be great if we could change columns labels/names in the standard visuals (Table & Matrixes mainly). In our company we have a data warehouse build to support the PowerBI tabular model with the data. The field names in the data model are not the most intuitive to our PowerBI End User. It could be great if we could change the way the field labels are shown in our tables to be more intuitive and meaningful without needing to change the field names in the data model.

      1,567 votes
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        135 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  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…

        3,068 votes
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          110 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hi,
          Drill-down for custom visuals is now supported in the framework, so any developer can update their custom visual code to add drill-down support (where applicable).

          Here is the announcement with the details: https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Custom-Visuals-Community-Blog/Visual-API-1-6-and-Drill-down-capability-available/ba-p/190457

          Documentation is on GitHub: https://github.com/Microsoft/PowerBI-visuals/blob/master/Capabilities/Drilldown.md

        • Dynamic Parameters for What if analysis

          [Will Thompson] I've just merged a couple of very close scenarios, which all have similar great ideas! Something we're considering for the future, so I'm keen to hear your feedback on this. I like this core scenario of a numeric value that is bound to a slider control, and can then be used as part of some expression.

          - In a sales report, I can adjust a '% increase' slider to see what impact a small change in revenue might have had on my sales.
          - In a mortgage calculator, I can change the % rate, borrowed amount and term to see projected…

          1,316 votes
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            85 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Hi everyone! I’m pleased to say this is available in the August update of Power BI Desktop. You can create a table that is bound to a slicer to select a value, and use that value in your calculations.

            At the moment it’s not supported in Live Connect mode over SSAS models – if you have a requirement for that scenario please vote here: https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/20558389-enable-what-if-parameters-with-analysis-services

          • Using Custom Authentication (Form) for Power BI Server

            At the moment I can't save a pbix on the server, if the server is configured with a custom authentication (form). Even if it would be possible the live connection to ssas would not work because there would be no AD User behind the authentication. Additionally it would be necessary to define the ssas connection with a different (fixed) user.

            15 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Thanks for your feedback. The June 2017 release of Power BI Report Server does work with custom authentication extensions (the May 2017 Preview didn’t). Although Power BI Desktop doesn’t support this authentication method, you can save your *.pbix file to local disk and then upload it to the Report Server web portal.

              (On this topic, while we support SQL Server Reporting Services-based custom authentication/authorization extensions today, we hope to invest in OpenID Connect/OAuth in future as a more modern approach to extensible authentication/authorization.)

            • 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.

              1,005 votes
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                49 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  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 :).

                3,006 votes
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                  111 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Power BI Embedded - Connection to Analysis Services Tabular

                  Please provide the ability to connect to Analysis Services (Tabular) from Power BI Embedded

                  144 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    As of June 2017,
                    The Power BI service and Power BI Embedded came together to offer a single API for embedding your dashboards and reports.
                    This means you now have one API surface, a consistent set of capabilities and access to the latest Power BI features – such as dashboards, gateways and app workspaces – when embedding your content.

                    You can read more about it here- https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-developer-embedding/

                    For those who work with the Power BI Embedded Workspace Collection solution, we built a migration tool for easier data transition.
                    See more info here- https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-developer-migrate-tool/

                  • Allow PowerBI mobile app to open local files

                    Hi, Power BI allows us to create great insights supporting our daily jobs. While we can use the desktop version in my company, we have a security issue with publishing to Cloud. Data protection is heavily focused.
                    To avoid breaking any internal rules on data protection, we would definitely benefit from option where PowerBI mobile would allow users to open local files without having them pushed to Cloud via Publish function in PBI desktop.
                    Viewing local files works great with Word/Excel/PowerPoint on mobile.
                    Thanks for considering / reply

                    Gab

                    115 votes
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                      5 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Power BI Report Server which was announced GA this month, enable users to use their iOS and Android Power BI mobile apps and connect to on premises servers to view Power BI reports, mobile reports and KPIs.

                    • Relative Date Filter

                      I love the new relative dates option in the Slicer visualization. However, we need this functionality in the Filters section of any given level: Visual, Page, Report.

                      I want a user to come to a report that is already filtered on "Yesterday" or "Last Week" with no slicer visualization taking up precious space on the screen.

                      18 votes
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                        4 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Power BI Embedded to Azure Analysis Services

                        Please provide the ability for Power BI Embedded to connect to Azure Analysis Services as a data source.

                        22 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          As of June 2017,
                          The Power BI service and Power BI Embedded came together to offer a single API for embedding your dashboards and reports.
                          This means you now have one API surface, a consistent set of capabilities and access to the latest Power BI features – such as dashboards, gateways and app workspaces – when embedding your content.

                          You can read more about it here- https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-developer-embedding/

                          For those who work with the Power BI Embedded Workspace Collection solution, we built a migration tool for easier data transition.
                          See more info here- https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-developer-migrate-tool/

                        • What-if Analysis Capabilities

                          It would be very nice if Power BI had the ability to do "What-If" analysis in a dashboard. I know Tableau can answer "what-if" questions by adding a number or value to the analysis, but I want Power BI to have that, since I am a Power BI user.

                          4 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • gateway direct query bw

                            Data Gateway with direct query to SAP BW Connector

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                              0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Identifying all the Objects used by a Data set

                              Identifying all the reports/dashboards used by a Data set, when the setting of a data source is selected in the web.
                              This would help identifying the impact on the reports if the dataset is deleted

                              1 vote
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                                0 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Thanks for the feedback! In the web portal, you can view a list of other catalog items that depend on a particular data source or dataset; open the context menu for the data source or dataset, click “Manage,” and then “Dependent items.”

                              • Renaming of Power BI reports should work in Report Server

                                When I click on "manage" of a just uploaded Power BI report and try to change its name the message I receive is "something went wrong".

                                Internally, the log shows me:
                                2017-07-12 16:40:16.2748|ERROR|27|Unhandled error in the Web API|POST http://dashboard....api/reportproperties - Response Unknown| RequestID = s_f809758a-ffad-4c91-bc2b-12eb15751701 System.IO.FileFormatException: Archive file cannot be size 0.

                                Thx

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                                  0 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Bi-Directional RLS

                                  Bi-Directional RLS is now available in SSAS 2016 but not available to Power BI Desktop/Web.

                                  This can lead to confusion and unexpected behavior when setting up RLS. Potentially, unwanted data can be exposed to an RLS enabled users as Report level filters do support bi-directional filtering. The filtering behavior used by RLS should be consistent with a Report level filter.

                                  101 votes
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                                    7 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Line chart formatting options

                                    I found a few similar topics about line formatting and my idea is to combine all ideas and votes into one.

                                    Formatting options for line chart types:

                                    - Edit the line width (thickness), Dash type (solid, dashed, dotted) and transparency.
                                    - Add markers (data points) and edit their size, color, shape (dots, squares, diamonds, etc).

                                    Thanks in advance!

                                    81 votes
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                                      12 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make "combine binaries" independent from existence of a particular file

                                      Since the November 2016 upgrade of Power BI Desktop, the "combine binaries" functionality is strongly improved.
                                      However, I have 1 suggestion for improvement already.
                                      The "combine binaries" functionality creates some objects, including a query "Sample Binary".
                                      This query returns the first file from the (selected) files in the folder.
                                      Unfortunately, the name and path of this file are hardcoded, e.g. from the advanced editor:
                                      #"C:\Users\Marcel\OneDrive - Bemint\Office 365\Power Query\DateTimeTables\_(UTC+0000) Casablanca xlsx" = Source{[#"Folder Path"="C:\Users\Marcel\OneDrive - Bemint\Office 365\Power Query\DateTimeTables\",Name="(UTC+0000) Casablanca.xlsx"]}[Content]

                                      Consequently, when that file would be removed from the folder, you would get errors when refreshing this query.

                                      So my suggestion…

                                      25 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Data Preparation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Connect Power BI Embedded Report to On-Premise Datasource

                                        I want to be able to connect my Azure Hosted Power BI Embedded Reports to be able to connect to on-premise datasources (via data management gateway).

                                        44 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          As of June 2017,
                                          The Power BI service and Power BI Embedded came together to offer a single API for embedding your dashboards and reports.
                                          This means you now have one API surface, a consistent set of capabilities and access to the latest Power BI features – such as dashboards, gateways and app workspaces – when embedding your content.

                                          You can read more about it here- https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-developer-embedding/

                                          For those who work with the Power BI Embedded Workspace Collection solution, we built a migration tool for easier data transition.
                                          See more info here- https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-developer-migrate-tool/

                                        • Add "Using Locale" Option to new Data Type Menu Buttons in the Query Editor header row

                                          New Data Type Buttons in the header row of the Query Editor are just great!

                                          Please, please, please add "Using Locale" at the bottom of the menu as it is in the traditional shortcut menu. Outside US we usually need "Using Locale" most of the time.

                                          49 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  Data Preparation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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