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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.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi Amanda,

        Is there a way to hide the visual header and add an export option to the buttons? Hiding the visual makes the report look very professional. At the same time, ellipses are not very intuitive, button would be very useful for exporting data from a visual.

      • David Cresp commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Great news that this is being worked on. What is needed is granular control for each header and what is it is not included and the option to turn it off. A report level control to turn some parts off all visuals such as export would also be great.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This will allow us to condense visual slicers as we have reports which have a large number of slicers so any options to retain canvas real estate would be good

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Moreover, it would be good if this feature works on the iOS app. I want to use Power BI for mobile reports but the current usability is poor due to features like the visual header.

      • Mona commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be very useful if user has control to hide\show the drilldown header bar.
        Else it can be removed completely and the header functionality can be added to the format options.

      • Matt Ballinger commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I hope that Microsoft allows us to actually remove the header rather than just hide it visually. Currently even if 'hidden' you still have the 25px of dead space at the top of any report. Any functionality that is present in the header can be added to the right-click menu (same as drill down, show data, etc.).

      • Scott commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Drill down functionality should be a separate control. I don't always want to turn off both as part of the header.

      • Stenport commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        One of the most importent features for making the Visualization ok. The headers are in many cases NOT useful but only in the way. A Line or drawing doesn't need a header!!!
        PLEASE fix this to make the Users happy.

      • David Cresp commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be a great addition. This sort of granular control over if a header is displayed and what parts of the header are shown would give far better control over the way a report is put together.

      • Anthony Flynn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As a more complete wishlist regarding this:

        - Allow the hiding of headers on a visual-by visual basis
        - Allow individual options in the header, and options in the menu in the header, to be turned off on a visual-by-visual basis
        - Allow the header to be collapsed, rather than hidden, so that selecting a visual does not cause the header to appear in front of visuals in front of it. Clicking the hidden header, then attempting to select a visual above it, will cause the hidden header to block access to that visual (where it overlaps)

      • Travis Fullerton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I appreciate the update but it is missing an important piece. The export and sort feature are vital and when you turn off the visual headers they are missing. Either adding it to the menu when right clicking the mouse or by selectively hiding the visual headers is a must.

        Thank you,
        Travis

      • alexey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        In my work I can`t work with power BI Desktop edition. I am working with PowerBI service via API. On app.powerbi.com I can`t hide visual header. Please, add this functionality. Thanks

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Seems the ability to turn off the visual header just makes it invisible, it still takes up room. If you have slicers placed close together when one is in focus it covers a section of the one above making it hard to select. Looks miles better but still not practical when space is an issue. Also agree should be available on individual visuals rather than all or none.

      • bill commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be great and was wishing could do just this today, and just to clarify these are the little expand and other icons that appear above a visualization. Even the most mundane 'visualization' have these and would be great to turn them off individually, especially on slicers and textboxes, quite frequently accidentally expand or select pin visual. In addition these affect spacing and report formatting since have to place labels lower than normally would.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The headers must be controlled on a per-visual basis. They create a significant usabiity issue when visually obscuring information below (on mouseover). They are more problematic when an visualization or visual element is selected and the header becomes a static layer that sits in the foreground, until unselected. In usability tests both behaviors created problems for some test subjects.

      • Yixiang.Wang commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We need to have the capability to show or not show a certain column with in a table or matrix in any kind of visual basing on the role level. Make it available. TheRLS in the azure model has the ability hide certain column, do not see why Power bi can not do this
        thank you!!

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