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Copy/paste the data behind the visual in Power BI to other applications

I can copy the visual either as image or data table and paste it in other applications.

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Mey Meenakshisundaram shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
planned  ·  AdminAmanda Cofsky (Program Manager, Microsoft Power BI) responded  · 

We recently released the ability to export data from tiles and visuals to a CSV file. This may work for y’all as a workaround until we add the ability to directly copy and paste the visual or data. You can read more about it here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powerbi/archive/2016/01/06/power-bi-service-update-0106.aspx#exportTile. Be sure to let us know what you think about the feature!

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  • Steve commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please please add the "copy to buffer" functionality. It's so annoying to go through CSV all the time.

  • KP commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How much planning is needed to add copy & paste? Please provide an update other than this is 'planned'- a scheduled release date would be a welcome update.

  • John commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It is outrageous that this basic functionality is not there - please sort it out Microsoft!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It is essential feature to must have
    almost we require the data in the same way as designed in matrix and other visuals

    copy and paste is require to met this purpose

    by when can we expect

  • Adi K. Asavaid commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We need this copy to clipboard functionality very badly. There are many disgruntled END users who will either not switch to Power BI or not use it.
    Microsoft needs to consider the 'silent' voice of the final END users who do not go to blogs to cast their votes.
    However, many of these 'silent' END users control the purse and have veto rights.
    There are a few END user issues that never seems to get the votes but they will hurt Power BI in the long run. Another example is exporting matrix to excel in matrix format and not just in columnar format as is available currently.
    Thanking in advance.....Adi

  • Daniel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    could we please have an update? Our team uses Power BI to track down data issues, and then based off of the identifier in our table, we need to search that text in another system to edit our data.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How could copy not be enabled in power BI? This is a critical problem and I am shocked by the lack of support.

  • Sara Sylvan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    HI when will this be available? I need to be able to present the charts and am prevented from doing so.

  • D. Lievense commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agreed that this is CRITICAL and needs to be able to be row specific. Even if this was only turned on for a couple of visualizations (or types of visualizations) it would be helpful. Doesn't necessarily need to be universal to start.

  • Charlie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agreed its a pain to show the visualization and not be able to copy data over

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Adding my voice to the chorus. And if you right click on a data table row, a menu pops up already. It just doesn't include a "Copy Row" or "Copy Field" option.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be very useful. Not all users need to export data to interact with it. This is a key ask on my current D365 project.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Any idea of when it is going to be ready? I agree with other comments that it is basic functionlity to copy what is in one cell or visual to the clipboard

  • Karol commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Should not be hard to add simple ctrlc to at least tables. Come on its been 4 years

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We need to be able to highlight cell contents from a Power BI table/matrix visual and copy the contents to the clipboard.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Issue pending since February 12, 2015 06:07 , not expected from Microsoft !! Pathetic ..

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