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  1. Ability to select data and pass it to an external API from the powerBI dashboard (Actionable dashboards)

    Lets say you have a map of the US diabetic patients, you drill down from state to city to a county in california.
    How about selecting this chart (members) and passing the data through an API to another application?
    This could be huge.
    The other application could assign free gym memberships to all the identified members for example.

    This way, you tie actions to insights.

    You can do this by either exporting data or exporting the filters (queries) that were applied to get to that viz.

    2 votes
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  2. PBI Embedded Playground - improvements

    Few suggestions:
    Add generate token in group functionality as per https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/rest/api/power-bi/embedtoken/reports_generatetokeningroup#code-try-0

    GetPage currently returns a different name e.g. "Report Section - Page 1" but embed pagename property does not find this page it is actually "ReportSection" as per the PBI URL

    Make the parameters sticky between examples would make test embedding own reports much easier. Have to re-enter own report id and token for each example

    2 votes
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  3. Refresh API

    There are quite a few features that would be nice to be consolidated into a refresh API update. Top three:

    1. Configure refresh schedule from API
    2. Retrieve refresh schedule from API
    3. Turn on/off refresh schedule from API

    Retrieving the refresh schedule along with the refresh history will allow for schedule optimization in a premium environment.

    10 votes
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  4. Customize CSS from Javascript API

    it's a good idea if we can customize css from embedded page.
    For example, i want add overflow:hidden at Class .dashboardViewSlider .dashboard from https://app.powerbi.com/13.0.10882.216/styles/powerbi.min.css file

    1 vote
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  5. Streaming datasets - measures limitation

    Hey, so it seems like a bug, not an idea for a new feature but anyway..

    Right now it is not possible to aggregate live datasets values by date.
    Also color coding by measures is not working correctly.

    Thanks,
    Rafal

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  6. Adobe Analytics Connector Upgrade to API 2.0

    Power BI still connects to Adobe Analytics API version 1.4 . Adobe Analytics now has a new API version 2.0 and the power bi connector should mirror to speed up queries

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  7. Rest API Apps list and specific App contents (reports, dashboards, users)

    I've been using the Power BI REST API to get the list of reports/datasets/dashboards/tiles/members/etc.), but don't see any option to get the list of Apps and the contents of a specific App (reports, dashboards, app members).

    Please add this to the REST API!

    We really need the Apps list and app contents (reports list, etc) and security information (members that have access to a specific App).

    Thanks!

    44 votes
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  8. Please give an option to allow export data for publicly embedded reports at-least at the consolidated level

    Please give an option to allow export data for publicly embedded reports at-least at the consolidated level

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  9. Add a Power Bi Connector in Microsoft Flow that notifies you when a PowerBi Refresh is completed.

    In Microsoft Flow have a connector which can be triggered when a refresh is completed.

    (i.e. Notify the the User that a refresh has been completed for their report more than once per day)

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  10. (New Look) for Embedded

    Please add (New Look) for Embedded scenarios.

    It is unfortunate that a report experience would work one way under development and one way when embedded. Perhaps a javascript configuration option would allow the "new look" to take effect.

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  11. Embed Power BI report server for authenticate from third party application

    Please Allow Embedding Power BI Report Server for authenticate from third party application.

    Thank you!

    1 vote
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  12. Insert GIF images in PowerBI Tiles or Reports

    It would be nice if we can Insert GIF images in PowerBI Tiles or Reports

    3 votes
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  14. PowerBI Sharepoint web part, each page with a separate nav bar link

    PowerBI Sharepoint web part, each report page with a separate nav bar link

    It would be good to have each Page of a PowerBI report as a separate link on the left Sharepoint Nav panel. This can easily be done via manual link creation, BUT the filter selections reset between pages when done this way.

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  15. Power BI SharePoint Online report web part accessible to external guest users who have their own Power BI Pro license

    Power BI SharePoint Online report web part accessible to external guest users using their own Power BI Pro license.

    This is important for using Sharepoint Portals to share PowerBI content with clients, to avoid paying double for PowerBI licenses.

    i.e. as per article https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/service-admin-azure-ad-b2b, PowerBI Pro licenses can be used from the guest users tenancy, without needing the sharer to issue a second PowerBI Pro license. Except this doesn't currently work for the Power BI SharePoint Online report web part , and a SECOND PowerBi Pro license has to be issued. The external guest already has one, and the…

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  17. Ability to list/modify accesses for a specific entity - report/dashboard/dataset in a workspace

    The current Power Bi Rest Api doesnt support to list the permissions granted to various users/SGs for an entity in the power bi workspace. It would be great to have an api or powershell cmdlets in place to be able to list and modify these accesses/permissions so that it helps in easy management of pbi workspaces in large enterprises

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  18. Error message is missing from API refresh history

    The API to get refresh history does not include the error message for failed refreshes. If you look in the service and view the history you'll see something like this:

    Underlying error message: AnalysisServices: The connection either timed out or was lost.

    or this:

    Underlying error message: AnalysisServices: Server: The operation was cancelled because of locking conflicts.

    (both very helpful)

    However if you pull the refresh history from the API you only see this (the exact same message) for both failures:

    'serviceExceptionJson': '{"errorCode":"DM_GWPipeline_Gateway_MashupDataAccessError","errorDescription":"-2147467259."}

    (not very helpful)

    We need the 'Underlying error message' to surface in the API.

    2 votes
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  19. API to get a Power BI report as PDF/PPT w/ report page parameter

    API to get a Power BI report as PDF and/or PPT. I request a report page parameter to specify the specific report page(s) to be included in the PDF/PPT. If the report page parameter is not maintained, all report pages are to be included in the PDF/PPT.

    This should allow us to create an Azure Logic Apps Custom Connector based on this new Power BI API. We could then create a Azure Logic App to distribute and consolidated many PDF/PPT Power BI reports into a single email.

    2 votes
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  20. Expose sharing information for Reports and Dashboards in PowerShell and REST API

    We would like to gather data on who has access to our reports and dashboards, especially when they are shared externally. In Powershell, the Workspace object has information on Admins and Members. But Report and Dashboard objects do not have any information on who it is shared with.

    2 votes
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