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  1. SAP

    Connect to SAP BW with single-sign-on via on-premise gateway

    Large SAP BW installations with thousands of users are often accessed via single-sign-on (SSO) e.g. the users windows credentials are used to authenticate to BW. SSO simplifies the user experience and reduces user administration costs. These users should be able to setup on-premise gateway connections that can be used to refresh data sets in the Power BI Service. The connections should leverage that individuals BW roles & authorizations and not require a BW password i.e. automatically associate the Power BI user ID to the associated SAP user ID.

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      31 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • when a gateway refresh fails email gateway administrators

      Currently when a refresh fails only the owner of the report/dataset is sent an email to let them know.
      An email should also be sent to the enterprise gateway administrators so they are aware of the failure.

      32 votes
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      • Service tags for NSG

        Idea: Service Tags for PowerBI.

        Issue: PowerBI Data Gateway is installed on Azure Server OutBound Security Rule needs to be setup on Server every time new server is set up creating manual work, for setting up outbound ports and IP address. Also Microsoft Azure Datacenter IP list is updated weekly which increases maintenance of updating IP address.

        Solution/Request: Microsoft Provides PowerBI Service Tag which includes all Ports/IP(updated weekly) so that Outbound security rule can be setup in one place and no maintenance is required for weekly update of IP address.

        5 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Activity Monitor Enterprise Gateway

          It would be very interesting to have the option to see the activity carried out through the gateway in the Power BI service, so that it can be seen in a simple way, the actions of updating the data sets that has been carried out from a gateway / connection, by way of the update history of the data sets but from the administration of the gateway.

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          4 votes
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          • Allow individuals to be set as Data Source Admins

            Currently there are admins for the gateway who can admin the environment and the data sources and users who can access specific data sources. There should be an intermediate level of admin capabilities that would allow PBI Gateway admins to assign users the rights to administer specific data sources. Our issue is that the passwords for the service accounts that are used in the DSN change regularly. As usage of the gate2way grows it will become unworkable for an individual or group to manage all the various DSNs in an organization. The DSN admin should have rights to modify any…

            5 votes
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            • Refresh data upon change to the report

              When the pbix file is updated (published via Get Data) or whenever a new pbix overwrites a current report, the dataset should be refreshed.

              What happens currently is that the report may be weeks out of data when republished, and this old data replaces current data on apps (even without republishing). Instead, the dataset should always be refreshed when the pbix source changes.

              11 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Start capturing and recording the 'Created Power BI gateway' events in the audit logs

                There is a selection for the 'Created Power BI gateway' activity in the Audit Log Search of the Security & Compliance Center, but the events are currently not being captured or recorded. The Power BI Product Group has confirmed this is by design and stated, “CreateGateway events are not currently being audited in the Audit Logs. It's possible this may be added in the future, but as of right now, there are no plans to add this feature.”

                9 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Approval Process for Gateways / Prevent Personal Gateways

                  Build an approval process for Gateways before they become Active on a tenant. The approval process would be manged by the Power BI Admin. This approval process could be a feature the Power BI Admin can enable / disable, defaulting to disabled to retrain backward compatibility.

                  Current reality allows anyone with a Pro License to push any internal data they have access too to the service. With the right permission they can then push this data public without restrictions.

                  This feature is a must have in an Enterprise concerned about how data is used / managed. Just because some has…

                  57 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Named Databse connection in Gateway

                    Allow "Named" Connections in Gateway. This way we don't need to change the connections when moving from Dev to Prod.

                    Example:
                    Assume I build a report and am testing it through my test Gateway and test database (DB_TEST).
                    Now I want to start using my Prod Gateway and use the Prod database(DB_Prod).

                    Currently I need to change the DB Connection in all the reports to DB_Prod to start using Prod.

                    It would be simpler, if the connection was not based on the Database directly, but based on the names in Gateway.

                    Then Test Gateway would have a connection named DB…

                    9 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Cancel an ongoing refresh

                      Ability to cancel an ongoing refresh. This would give the ability to look into an issue without waiting on the error to appear after a considerable amount of time.

                      11 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • More control of SSAS direct query cache refresh

                        There needs to be more control over the automated cache refresh for Direct Query connections, specifically to SSAS.

                        At present Power BI reruns all recent queries (for each individual user, when there's row level security) as soon as it detects any processing on the cube.

                        If a cube is processed in separate batches then this adds an incredible load on the SSAS box when we're trying to continue processing.

                        Additional options are required including:
                        - Disable auto cache refreshing
                        - Disable auto cache refreshing between certain times
                        - Only auto refresh the cache when measure groups are processed, not dimensions…

                        6 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • On Premise Gateway Connection Issue Flag

                          Each time we publish a PBI report and try and schedule the refreshes, we need to connect to the on premise gateway. For larger reports with multiple tables and sources it can be very time consuming identifying the source of what is stopping the gateway going live for that dataset.

                          Could a change be made where PBI tells us what connections it isn't recognizing when trying to set up refresh times?

                          5 votes
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                          • Make Data-Gateway refreshes work with Mixed-Sourced Appended tables

                            I have found that appending tables from mixed sources (as opposed to homogenous sources) breaks the PBI Service's Data-Gateway refresh functionality.

                            For instance, an appended table pulling from two DB2 tables and an appended table pulling from two Dynamics Odata tables will both refresh just fine when published to Service.
                            However, if you have an appended table using both DB2 and Dynamics sources, the dataset manager complains,
                            "You don't have any gateway installed or configured for the data sources in this dataset. Please install a new data gateway, or configure the data source for an existing data gateway."

                            The only…

                            3 votes
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                            • Allow dataset to refresh data sources from multiple on-premise data gateways

                              Need to connect datasets to multiple on-premise data gateways without configuring the data source(s) on both gateways. For example, a dataset where datasource-1 is on gateway-1 and datasource-2 is on gateway-2.

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                                1 comment  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • OAuth to be made available for Enterprise Gateway

                                We are using Organizational account for connecting to OData feed in Power BI desktop. However, In Power BI service - OAuth authentication(which is required for Organization account) for adding the data source to Enterprise gateway is not yet available.
                                The only workaround for adding such data sources is to add such data sources is to create an API.

                                Kindly enable Organization Authentication in the Enterprise Gateway which will ease such issues.

                                14 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Personal Gateway Installation option should be included in Tenancy Setting

                                  Standard user should not be able to install Personal Gateway. This should be part of Tenancy setting. So if required, organisation can restrict this setting

                                  The impact of allowing this is that business user are able to connect to data sources and share data outside of data governance which doesn't comply with information security policies.

                                  Our client, has policy to restrict standard user to install and run any exe files. However this doesn't work with Personal Gateway

                                  2 votes
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                                  • When adding a datasource to a gateway, allow the 60 second timeout to be changed

                                    When adding a datasource from my on-premise MySQL database, Power Bi will send a query to my Information.Schema table that can take over 60 seconds to query (depending on the database). Since it keeps timing out, I am unable to add the datasource which prevents me from setting up scheduled refresh times. It would be nice to either have the option to change this timeout interval or change the default query Power Bi makes to my database.

                                    4 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Gateways (Enterprise and Personal)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support Kerberos authentication for ODBC Connector

                                      Support Kerberos authentication for ODBC Connector

                                      5 votes
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                                      • To be able to rename an existing connection on On-Premisis Data Gateway

                                        We are creating a naming convention for the data gateway connection. We have a challenge that existing connections are not comply with the naming convention. We are not able to rename them but only to delete existing connection and create new connections. This will cause downtime and also a complex procedure which is easily brings in mistakes.

                                        We wish that we can have the ability to rename the connections on data gateway.

                                        23 votes
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                                        • On Premise Data Gateway "Oracle Connector" Effetive Username

                                          On Premise Data Gateway "Oracle Connector"

                                          Connects only with a "Service username". When a username refresh the information doesn't give the Oracle DBA the information what effetive username is refreshing the information, just the service username.

                                          Write the effective username into the Oracle Logging.

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