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.
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!
It still does not suffice. When will we be able to Right click > Copy data from a table or visual? It is a MUST the users need on a daily basis.
I'm not sure Microsoft understand this common usage scenario. The old statement in data/BI, that every answer raises a new question, is as true as ever. At some point, another system (e.g. the source system) needs to be consulted and/or the "answer" needs to be copied into something else (or even an email, etc). At this point it's a complete productivity killer, not to mention error prone, to have to retype values manually due to the lack of a "Copy" option.
We have users who now build reports in other competing tools simply because of the lack of this feature and the productivity hit it causes.
For me, basic "Copy" functionality should have been part of the functionality of every visual. Quite amazing really that three years after the initial previews of the product, it is still completely missing.
Robin Spottiswoode commented
I'm currently having to visually copy data into other applications. The 'export' functionality is too slow, I need to be able to copy directly from a dashboard/report.
It's hard to successfully pitch a product when we have to add caveats like, "No, there is no copy/paste" and "No, you can't print"
what is status? this have been planned for 2+ years now?
let us know if this feature is coming soon or if it's out of reach..
Michael O'Day commented
The inability to copy data out of a cell is a show stopper for many of my use cases.
I cannot export to CSV... Data is too large... we need simple copy and paste...
We have long string in a column and simply need to copy and paste a field in a row.... why can't do something so simple?
I cannot even select some text...
When are we going to get this one?!?!?
This is super necessary, but not present currently. The 'export data' feature looks ok, but it only works if the person is directly logged into the power-bi service or desktop. If you are viewing the shared link, or embed, then you have no way to pull out the info :(
Desperately need this, especially since the printing is so poor, this would help in so many different ways.
Can we get an update please?
The 'workaround' does not actually work when you are trying to copy things such as calculated measures, e.g. percentages
we need this, the workaround is too much hazzle for final users, that sometimes doesn't even know what a .csv file is!
Adding another vote for Copy/Paste support in visuals. This is a key feature for acceptance of Power BI in my organization.
Julio Caubín commented
Copy/paste is a vital feature
David Smith commented
This would be a big benefit. Currently using screen print to copy visuals into power point slide decks.
please update this.
As many have stated, the ability to export data to a CSV does not replace the need for a copy/paste feature directly from a visual, especially when the export data is also limited to 30k/150k rows depending on whether you have pro or not.
In a very common workflow, a user would use the Power BI report to obtain a listing in a table and would want to use one item in the table to search in another application. For example, if a user finds a serial number for an item using Power BI, they may want to search for that in a database and would not want to export a whole csv to just get that one serial number. They also would not want to manually type out that serial number due to the high chance of mistakes being made.
Copy/paste is a fundamental feature and should be prioritized in order for Power BI tables to not just display data, but to display useable data.
yoav luboshitz commented
Can someone please update when is this feature planned for?
If this item was 'planned' on January 6th, 2016... 19months ago... can you please tell us where this is now?
I was all thrilled at what PowerBI could do for us, and now I see that it cannot even manage copy/paste - so all of that useful data is great as long as you don't want to do anything more than read it.
PLEASE fix this now.