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Commentary option

If you could give readers of a report or dashboard the opportunity to comment on the figures they see, it would add enormous value.

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  • Thijs commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Any update on this? this is an important feature compared to other tools

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Is this going to be released in the July update? Very important for us!


  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi, can you please explain what you mean by H1? Do you mean sometime during the first six months of 2018?

  • nirvana_moksh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    As a better addition to your existing reports you can always create a PowerApp that feeds/reads data into your Power BI reports and sits right on top of your Power BI Report, this will open up the options of functionality tremendously and in my experience has been very very useful. Also, a work around is to use the PowerBI (Preview) for SharePoint where users can comment and also like the report content.

  • Borut commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How commeting will work? Will you be able to comment a cell in report?
    When do you expect that this feature will go live? As @david said...we need it yesterday.


  • david commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can we please have this capability yesterday..... Killing our transformation journey whilst we don't have this capability

  • Terry hull commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Thinking it would be great to be able to preset a table for accepting the inputted fields. So the table has the fields to be recorded and then by using a function similar to drill through allows you to add input to fields with the other fields drawn from the table chart cell selected when opening the store commentary function.
    Ie chart shows sales variance to last year by customer by product category. You select customer ABC a category PENS. Variance $500. Then select store commentary a simple form is shown with the fields pre populated for customer product category variance $500. With non populated fields available for entering data text according to field properties. Reporting is based setting up reporting. Or an option to show matching comments. This way you should then be able to show the top x relative comments on report levels up from where the comments are stored.

  • Bob S. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be huge, especially if comments on data points could be fed back to the data source and/or become a new data source correlated to the original data and in turn reportable in Power BI!

  • Hendrik Venter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    +1000. Been asked today again if commenting on reports was possible - this would add so much value.

  • Luis Simões commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This functionality would be a competitor killer! Hope it will be voted and implemented as fast as possible because this is a true advantage point and is required alot by the business.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This feature is what I believe will close the performance management loop missing from most BI platforms. Management meetings will be vastly improved if strategic KPI's are discussed and actions are agreed related to the performance noticed in the visual. As chair of this meeting I can then call up a list of actions and see how they related to past performance and then relate action to improved performance manifested on the visual in the following months. This is a closed loop management tool - which will be very valuable to a lot of people...

  • Brian Searle commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We are often given this requirement. The most common is from the Finance department for 2 reasons, first is when they are working on closing the month and the numbers are unexpected due to incorrect data entry from operations that they need to correct. Second is when the closed month is not as expected and an explanation is needed for the management team. Linked to this is, whenever a report is shown containing the transactions that cause the blip, the report / dashboard would need a warning symbol to indicate that there is a comment against data within the report.
    Another less important requirement has been to search past comments for the details when something similar happens again and to find what the resolution was.

  • Colin King commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agree, we would love to have this feature to gather management commentary against reports

  • PeterMilligan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be a great feature for supporting action and senior management oversight. Let's say I'm responsible for a metric in my department. I see some bad numbers, react, and add commentary recording the details. When a senior manager is exploring and comes across the same bad numbers, they see my notes and know that it's being attended to.

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