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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.

    1,826 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

    • 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.

      571 votes
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        41 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add Report Page Tooltips to Publish to Web

        Report Page Tooltips added in Mar 2018 is a fantastic feature, however they don't appear when a report is shared using the "Publish to Web" functionality.

        Apart from the fact, it's not included as a limitation in the documentation, it's a real shame not to be able to use this feature in publicly available reports.

        138 votes
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          8 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Ability to pass multiple values as a filter parameter in query string

          As of now only one parameter value can be passed in a filter using the syntax:
          <PowerBI report URL>?filter=<Table Name 1>/<Column Name 1> eq 'Value 1' and <Table Name 2>/<Column Name 2> eq 'Value 2'

          But we cannot pass more than one value for say <Column Name 1>

          38 votes
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            8 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Clear all filters

            When need a button to clear all filters on screen

            260 votes
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              10 comments  ·  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.

              886 votes
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                51 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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.

                341 votes
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                  11 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Drillthrough on Mobile for Table/Matrix Visualization

                  The drillthrough for mobile should work on Table/Matrix visualization as well.

                  The May 2018 Updates include the drillthrough for mobile. However, it's not working for Table/Matrix Visualization. For example, user will like to drillthrough to the customer analytics report by right-click on the customer record in a table/matrix visualization (Just like how it work on the Power BI Service).

                  6 votes
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                    completed  ·  4 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  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…

                    260 votes
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                      27 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Ability to disconnect Capacity Metrics App from Embedded capacity

                      You've implemented a nice feature Power BI Premium capacity monitoring app. But I don't want to see my Embedded capacities on that app. I have no options to disconnect it. It is just failing to refresh the app dataset when I didn't grant access to Premium on AIM for Embedded.

                      Please make it flexible.

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                        0 comments  ·  Premium  ·  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!

                        276 votes
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                          35 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  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’

                          1,736 votes
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                            79 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

                          • Video how to set it up

                            Can we have a video on how to install this software
                            Thanks Eric

                            1 vote
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                              0 comments  ·  Premium  ·  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.

                              263 votes
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                                29 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Change the report size in mobile version

                                The Mobile version is limited to two screen sizes, please allow to change the report size in mobile version

                                3 votes
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                                  completed  ·  1 comment  ·  Mobile  ·  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.

                                  112 votes
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                                    12 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Include report filters in Drillthrough action

                                    As much as I like the new Drillthrough actions, it seems a bit lacking in that it does not also pass through any report filters that are active on the source report on the source report.

                                    133 votes
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                                      8 comments  ·  Reports  ·  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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                                        52 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.

                                      • 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/

                                        457 votes
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                                          31 comments  ·  Adoption  ·  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…

                                          156 votes
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                                            14 comments  ·  Premium  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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