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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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    Sirui SunAdminSirui Sun (Admin, Microsoft Power BI) shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • DimitarDimitar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi, new user usage metrics are definitely a great feature!
        Can we use them also with PBI Embedded (case of App Tokens) - there is an optional claim of 'username' to be used with RLS ? (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/power-bi-embedded/power-bi-embedded-app-token-flow)
        It would be great to obtain user statistics even if we register with the Master app account?
        Thanks, Dimitar

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The current usage metrics is beautiful but totally useless to the users. most frequent questions we get from management are: who (specific persons) accessed the reports/ dashboards and how many times specific user (by name) has accessed the same.
        Also what are the popular dashboards and useless dashboards that we PROS have created. Dashboards by Name again.

        I don't think I can answer by telling 5 users accessed of which 2 are unique; Rank is X for this dashboard and get away.

        Please improve the usage metrics reports

      • Matt NeyhartMatt Neyhart commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We need this. The who. The when and the count is great, but with no supporting detail, it does not get us home.

      • WildmightWildmight commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Good morning, is there any progress with this item? Seems to be pretty straightforward compared to other ones recently implemented.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Does this idea include to provide the number of times a specific user has viewed a report?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please! We need this. Every time I start to build this I realize how ridiculous it is that I'm having to and it's not already there

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Absolutely necessary. If we wish to understand the usage of reports or if reports are to be changed we need to understand which users wold be affected.

      • Alex DAlex D commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes and most of all being able to see usages metrics for all reports and dashboard and all the Workspaces.

        Right now you only have the possibility to see usage metrics for the current Shared Workspace you are looking at. You might want to create a Shared Workspace for monitoring the usage of all reports and dashboard across all Workspaces.

      • Rory NearyRory Neary commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You can get to this if you turn on auditing in power bi within the tenant setting, but it's very awkward to get to. I agree that without username it's difficult to have a sensible conversation to promote usage of a report.

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