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  1. Improve Relationship Drag and Drop Experience

    In Power Pivot for Excel, when you drag and drop columns to create relationships, there experience is:
    1. Click and drag source column
    2. Hover over destination table
    3. The receiving column on the destination table is highlighted to indicate which column will receive the join.

    In Power BI Desktop, item 3 above is missing. It makes it ambiguous how the join will be made (and a poor user experience). Please add a visual confirmation to the user which column will receive the join during drag and drop.

    226 votes
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      3 comments  ·  Data Preparation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Time Zone Conversion Accounting for Daylight Savings Time (DST)

      We need a way to display data in our local timezone accounting for daylight savings time. The data source stores the dates in UTC but we need reports to show local time. A native and easy way to do this in PowerBI would be a huge help. There are many blog posts and help articles floating around with solutions people have attempted but it's a simple issue that so many users would benefit from having solved centrally by PowerBI itself. Please consider!

      33 votes
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      • Metal Band default entity for CDS-A

        Within the CDS-A default Entities, we should have a default item of "Metal Band"

        15 votes
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          • Power BI Refresh Takes Forever!

            I have created a dashboard and the data sources are two folders of csv files. Once they are combined into two tables and i have them merged. But after that, the refresh takes extremely long (i mean hours) and one more thing i noticed from task manager that the refreshing seems to take all the resources of my laptop. My laptop is relatively a powerful one, i7 processor with 8 cores, 48 GB of memeory running on Windows 10. The refreshing takes 80% of my CPU, 99% of my memory. This is very frustrating experience because i have to refresh…

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            • Regex in PowerQuery

              Enable Regex to increase the power of powerquery. Some function such as split column and extract are good but could be great if custom regex could be used to pattern match more effectively.

              4 votes
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              • Data Profiling

                Data Profiling similar to what is offered in tools like Talend Data Preparation Tool. You can select a column for example and it gives you quick insights on (Invalid data, empty rows, summary statistics on the column, a frequency distribution of all value sin the column, if the column is an integer data field it will give a nice box plot summarizing the data distribution)

                8 votes
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                • Fill Right or Fill Left

                  In the query editor, there is a way to "Fill Down" or "Fill Up" in a column. It would be useful to have a way to Fill-Right or Fill-Left across a row.

                  8 votes
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                  • File size greater than 1GB

                    The ability to use big data would be instrumental. We have data files (.csv and .txt) that are > 30GB, and are interested in testing the import of those using Power BI to see if/how the efficiency increases.

                    6 votes
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                    • Improve M query editor to highlight code and show tooltips

                      Improve M query editor to highlight code and show tooltips. This will help to write M code much more easily. Tooltips on syntax per each function would be very helpful as well. Additionally add dropdown for objects to show available functions.

                      For instance, you press Table then dot, then appearing list of functions (Column, PromoteHeaders, TransformColumnTypes etc.) with autocomplete.

                      4 votes
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                      • Power Query - Add Dynamic Row Count

                        Add Row Count as part of the PROPERTIES in the QUERY SETTINGS pane of Power Query.

                        Below Name and table; add a Label "Row Count"
                        Below the label add a text box containing the total row count value for that table.

                        As the user steps through the APPLIED STEPS; recalculate and display the row count - on steps that affect the row count.

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                        • Implement Macro or capability to automatically copy columns

                          I would am trying to track a data series as it changes from one day to the next with one column as a key factor for comparison. Instead of creating new datasets I would like to be able to copy the values in column "Today" to column "Today - 1" with the final column being "Today - 4". I know the duplicate command exists however my preference would be to execute something that would copy "Today -3" to "Today - 4", "Today - 2" to "Today - 3" and "Today - 1" to "Today - 2" and then refresh my…

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                          • Folders for tables

                            The ability to group tables into folders / by type for navigation would make the UI much more user friendly & less intimating.

                            For example you may have 10 relationship dim tables defining aspects of the risk & 10 others defining aggregated reporting buckets. At present these would appear as a list of 20 separate tables in the UI whereas the ability to put them in 'folders' (like Risk Analysis & Risk Aggregation in this instance) would make a much cleaner UI. Large models with lots of items quickly look clunky.

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                            • parameterise directquery using source data

                              I'm trying to set up a parameterised directquery to an Azure SQL database (for D365 finance and operations), but when I create the source query to bring a list of values to feed into the parameter query, PowerBI says that the query contains steps not supported in a live connection. The step that causes the issue is the Convert to List step which createas the list of values to use in the parameter query. Surely such a simple step shouldn't be excluded from directquery? Are parameterised queries possible with Directquery using a list?

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                              • PQ Remove duplicates in sequence

                                Power Query remove duplicates in sequence.

                                Currently PQ does not honor the sorted data to sequence the removal of duplicates.

                                Instead you have to use Table.Buffer which has performance impacts, this seems rather crazy.

                                I was unaware of the issue till I was tasked with producing a report that required exactly this.

                                this issue has caused lots of problems now. Can we please have a solution!

                                1 vote
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                                • Offer to allow the "Fields" to display in the order they appear in the data source

                                  Offer to allow the "Fields" to display in the order they appear in the data source, like Excel does with Pivot Table Field lists.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • time

                                    Can you please make Time values function like they do in Excel? The ability to Add/Subtract, etc. Also the ability for it to recognize time values greater than 24:00:00.

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                                    • ‘Edit Queries>Edit Parameters select parameter from drop down to change data query criteria.’ I’ve spent some time researching a way to co

                                      ‘Edit Queries>Edit Parameters select parameter from drop down to change data query criteria.’

                                      I’ve spent some time researching a way to configure a button to enable an end user to click a button to change parameter criteria but haven’t found a solution.

                                      In other words, consumers of the report don’t need to do anything but click the button to select parameter change criteria.

                                      Is there a way?

                                      Thank you.

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                                      • CDS-A

                                        Make CDS-A available to all PowerBI users, not only to PowerBI Premium users.

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                                        • PBIX Files import in New pages.

                                          Anyone who uses PowerBI and if he created more pibx files then that should allow to add that file in new page.

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