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set an exact column width in tables/matrixes

Please allow the column widths to be set to an exact width not only by dragging with the mouse. It is very fiddly and time consuming to adjust the columns to the desired width with the mouse. You could also enhance this by giving an option to set same width for all columns in a table.

So, if you could give us the ability to manipulate the column widths like we can in Excel that would be perfect.

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  • benny commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    come on MS, we are desperately need it, and how can you depend on voting count to improve your power bi? can't hire people to take care your expensive power bi?

  • deran commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Moved over to power bi recently and I cant believe how these little snags are not yet in the product. This and dynamic column names or global variables or global session variables to allow dynamic header names and calculations or the ability for dax to use these global variables to evaluate and change text filters etc. to be able to switch between actual vs budget or forecast or any of these combinations without having unnecessary measures cluttering the UI.

  • David Binz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    as well as fixing column sizes, how about custom date formatting in post query modeling

  • lbrown commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    OMG, really, what a step backwards.....Formatting takes longer than building the table.

  • Ramon Luigar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please please please add it - it's so crucial that we might have to switch to Tableau as the reports look very ugly

  • SString commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    HOW has this not been done?

    Column widths should also stay fixed when data is refreshed.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It is very time consuming and awkward to set a standard column width for a matrix with lots of columns. This seems like a basic formatting requirement for a matrix (or a table).

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please add fixed column width capability to the Matrix. This capability seems fundamental, needed ASAP.

  • ssraju commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    option 1:
    I think we should have options to fix the size of the table and
    The limited no of columns should automatically adjust to the fixed size of the table

    option 2:
    we set the min width of each column and the table should expand as the columns grow/shrink

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Must have! My old eyes can't tell just by dragging things around if these are same size

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