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  1. Copy/Paste from Power BI Desktop

    Please allow Copy/Paste functionality from Power BI Desktop. We often need to recreate PBI reports in Excel just so we can Copy tables or charts and paste into PowerPoint or simply email it. Need stronger integration with other Office products. Copy/paste seems so basic.

    Note: Our company uses PBI Desktop and PBI Report Server (on SQL server) - cloud services are not an option because of Protected Health Information.

    1,813 votes
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      85 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      We shipped copy and pasting visuals between .pbix files in November. You can learn more about this feature here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-november-2018-feature-summary/#copyPaste This is in addition to the copy data features we added in September: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-september-2018-feature-summary/#copy

      Note that you can get reports into PowerPoint using the export to PowerPoint feature, and if you want specific improvements make sure to vote on those ideas.

      If you want to copy an image to your clipboard instead of the actual visual so you can reuse it anywhere, make sure to vote on this idea: https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/11698812-copy-screenshot-of-visual-to-clipboard And you can vote on this idea for more copy data scenarios (such as whole table of data to clipboard) https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/6696392

    • Tool Tips for Buttons

      There is currently no tool tip for a button. Now that buttons can perform actions, it would be very useful to have the option to add a tool tip (or hover event message) rather than the default "click to follow link".

      305 votes
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        10 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow visual header control per visual

        The March 2018 update introduced visual header control at the report level.

        Since this is currently an 'all-or-nothing' feature, please evolve this so we can control visual headers on a per visual basis.

        566 votes
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          41 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Personalized Bookmarks

          The current bookmarking feature requires report creators to define bookmarks. Ideally, users would be able to save personalized bookmarks (similar to web browser) in addition to the author's pre-defined bookmarks.

          For example, I might have a project management report or sales by stores. Each user of the report may have their own set of projects or stores that they want to quickly navigate between. These are relevant to the current users and not other users of the reports.

          1,178 votes
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            61 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Dataflows from Custom SQL Query

            I would like to be able to create an entity based off of a custom SQL Query instead of having to use the Power Query tools. The problem I am having is that one of the tables I am working with is too large and results in a timeout when Dataflows tries to bring it in. I think that a custom SQL Query will alleviate this issue by allowing me to prefilter my data before it comes into Dataflows.

            79 votes
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              10 comments  ·  Dataflows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Drill through that considers slicer/filter context of a parent visual

              The current drill through capability does not appear to consider an active filter/slicer value for a visual unless the dimension being filtered is included in the parent visual. I think it would be helpful if it did.

              For example; a table of customers subject to a slicer for specific stores should pass on both the customer and store values if these dimensions are both listed as drill through filters.

              882 votes
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                51 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Dynamic row-level security for Power BI Report Server

                Power BI Desktop (optimized for Report Server) allows you to define roles with DAX filters. However, when reports are published to the Report Server, there is no way to assign these roles to specific users/groups, so we can't yet implement row-level security on the Report Server. It would be great it Report Server was able to support dynamic row-level security similar to the Power BI Service.

                996 votes
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                  66 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Filters functionality in landscape mode for Mobile Power BI

                  Right now, by design, we cannot use the filter functionality when we are in landscape mode in the mobile app, in order we can use the report/page filters

                  Please add this functionality in a way we can use it as in vertical (portrait) mode

                  Thanks

                  I tested for iOS or Android and it doesn't work in both... this is by design? Or maybe I'm doing a wrong configuration of the PBIX file?

                  Thanks for your comments,

                  Mauro

                  64 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Conditional formatting (cell highligh, font, etc) when comparing multiple fields

                    PowerBI needs to have the ability to offer conditional formatting of based on the comparison of 2 or more metrics. For example if metric A = metric B then change the font and highlight color of the cell to red.
                    If metric A > metric B and metric A < metric C then change the font and highlight color of the cell to green.
                    This should be unlimited for how many colors can be used. Other BI tools offer this feature.
                    Note that this is different than what PowerBI currently calls ‘conditional formatting’

                    1,729 votes
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                      82 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      As of our May release, you can now conditionally format a column by another field. Which means you can create a column that does your comparisons and then use that to format anything in your table or matrix. If you have other suggestions for conditional formatting options, make sure to vote on those as well!

                      https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-may-2018-feature-summary/#conditionalFormatting

                    • Bookmark groups

                      The new bookmark feature looks great. Would be useful if you could have collections of bookmarks for the presentation mode. For example, we have multiple clients that we provide campaign analysis for. It would be useful to use the same base report for these presentations but with the ability to create a group of bookmarks that are specific to that presentation. That way only one report can be used for every presentation and multiple users could have their own set of bookmarks to view a report in the ways that they specifically care about.

                      339 votes
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                        11 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Bookmark "Toggle" - Retain Slicer Selection

                        If you have 2 visualizations that you are toggling through a Bookmark image, and have slicers on your page, if you change a slicer value and click on the image to toggle to a different viz, the slicers value will not be retained. For instance, if I select Canada in a slicer, click on the toggle, the slicer will change back to whatever was saved in the bookmark. It would be nice to have an option to "retain" the current selections. This would allow a user to make different selections in the slicer, and then when the click on the…

                        258 votes
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                          27 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Tooltip for matrix & table visual

                          For the Matrix and the Table Visuals (and others), tooltips simply show the value of the item over which the Pointer hovers. The behaviour of the tooltips differs from PBI Desktop to Browser in Terms of Duration of being shown and the truncation of longer texts.

                          Other visuals (e.g. bar chart) have a customizable tooltip that can be filled by a special field well. Please add the same functionality to table and Matrix visuals!

                          275 votes
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                            36 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  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.

                            1,491 votes
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                              144 comments  ·  Custom Visuals  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support for report Drillthrough functionality on Power BI Mobile Apps

                              The Sept 2017 release of Power BI Desktop supports Drillthrough to other reports using the right mouse click. This functionality should be supported in the mobile apps, otherwise when selecting a Drillthough report in the mobile app there is no selected context.

                              260 votes
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                                29 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Pass filter in URL (Power BI Report Server)

                                It would be great if it would be possible to pass filters in the URL of the report on the report server (as it is already possible in Power BI online)

                                292 votes
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                                  53 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  completed  ·  Riccardo Muti responded

                                  As promised, we’ve added basic filtering of Power BI reports via URL parameters, similar to the Power BI service feature described here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-service-url-filters/.

                                  For example, if you’ve embedded a Power BI report into another app using an iframe and a URL like the following:

                                  https://reportserver/reports/powerbi/Store Sales?rs:Embed=true

                                  Then you can specify additional filters using the “filter” URL parameter:

                                  https://reportserver/reports/powerbi/Store Sales?rs:Embed=true&filter= Store/Territory eq ‘NC’ and Store/Chain eq ‘Fashions Direct’

                                  Syntax: URL?filter=Table/Field eq ‘value’

                                  The same restrictions that apply to the Power BI service apply to the Report Server as well:
                                  - Table and Field names are case sensitive, value is not.
                                  - Fields that are hidden from report view can still be filtered.
                                  - Value has to be enclosed with single quotes.
                                  - Field type has to be string.
                                  - Table and field names cannot have any spaces.

                                • Ability to mark some pages as "Do not publish" in Power BI Desktop

                                  In Power BI Desktop it should be posible, before publishing the file to the service, to mark some pages as "do not publish" or hide them for publishing. This way we can have some safe hidden place to draft new ideas or a repository of charts to copy to the pages that will actually be published.
                                  The place to put this functionality could be the contextual menu that appears when right clicking the page name (now it shows "Duplicate Page" and "Rename Page". New option could be "Do not Publish")

                                  718 votes
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                                    12 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Subscribe *others* to emails of reports

                                    Extend the email subscription feature, currently in public preview, to enable subscribing *others* to email snapshots of reports.

                                    More information about the existing email subscriptions feature can be found here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-email-subscriptions-in-power-bi-stay-informed-when-it-matters/preview/

                                    1,053 votes
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                                      63 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Format visualization "Title" with report themes

                                      The "visualStyles" that can be applied in report themes, since the 2017-Sep release, are great! But from what I can tell, we can't use them to control the formatting options in the "Title" card, for all visualizations.

                                      Even with something like...
                                      "visualStyles": {"*": {"*": {"*": [{"fontFamily":"Arial", "fontSize": 10, "color": {"solid": {"color": "#000000"}}}]}}}
                                      ...the visualization/chart titles are not affected!

                                      Please let us control the formatting of titles, with report themes.

                                      111 votes
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                                        12 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Power BI Premium Performance Monitoring

                                        I currently have no way of monitoring my Power BI Premium server. As we add more and more users to our single EM1 PBI Premium server, I am sure at some point we will run into performance issues. However currently there is no way to see the load on the server.

                                        Here are two things that would help:

                                        1. Server level usage metrics reports. Currently I can only view this by workspace, and I have 50+ workspaces, so there is no way to know the overall views or active users.

                                        2. Server level performance reports. There are lots of metrics…

                                        155 votes
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                                          14 comments  ·  Premium  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Expose tab order as a property of visuals for keyboard navigation

                                          Users that consume Power BI reports with keyboard navigation (including screen readers) can tab through the visuals on a report page, but the tab order seems to be the order in which the visual was placed on the page by the report designer. So if I make a page and put two charts on the bottom row, a title text box at the top left, and a table on the top row, that is the tab order. I would like to be able to change a property to make the tab order go from title to table to chart 1…

                                          34 votes
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