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  1. Improve performance of MDX queries using Analyze in Excel

    When you use Analyze in Excel, MDX queries are sent to the Power BI dataset. If you have a PivotTable with 10 measures, the performance is usually slower compared to a similar Matrix in Power BI with the same content. Power BI generates DAX queries.
    One of the reasons why this difference exists is that the DAX query is optimized using a process called "fusion", which includes in a single storage engine request the aggregations required for multiple measures, whereas this feature has not been implemented for MDX queries.
    Implementing fusion for MDX queries would dramatically improve the performance of…

    258 votes
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  2. Collapse App Navigation Pane

    The new app navigation experience is great but can take up a good chunk of screen retail space.

    The option to collapse/uncollapse the navigation pane would be a great feature for users, allowing them to focus entirely on the report/dashboard

    576 votes
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  3. Display user's preferred name in Power BI web app and desktop like other O365 applications

    Currently, Power BI web app and desktop app displays as Given Name + Last Name. While everywhere else it displays name with is the users Preferred First Name + Preferred Last Name.

    For example a user has a given name of "Elizabeth Smith" with a preferred name as "Betty Smith". When in the Power BI desktop or sharing a Power BI report, you see "Elizabeth" and not "Betty". However, in Outlook or MS Teams, you see the preferred "Betty".

    52 votes
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  4. "Display folders" above table level in data model

    It would be nice with some kind of organizing level above the table level in a (tabular) data model in Power BI, SSAS etc. For instance, by using "Display folders" to include measures, columns etc. from multiple tables in the same folder.

    There's a lot of business value to tap into between and across organizational boundries and tables, or from a wider overview, which is restricted by the tables as the top level in larger data models.

    The concept quickly and superficially illustrated by a fictive AdventureWorks example: https://oxcrx34285.i.lithium.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/166559i041B82FEAEB0C494/image-size/large

    Maybe one could also have a choice between showing the traditional…

    48 votes
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  5. Custom color in Power BI apps

    When creating an app I only get a select few colors to choose from.
    I want to be able to choose a specific color here.

    34 votes
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  6. Create Viewer Access Role

    I have many end users who should remain as such. End users. They should be able to consume content period. Having this limited access will not allow them to edit, alter, delete, update, etc. They should also not be able to download content in a PBIX file as they won't be permission-ed to connect to the original data sources only. This would be very helpful to have, particularly in the new apps where I have various levels of users interacting with the published content, some who truly need read-only access (particularly in B2B situations where we publish data to external…

    105 votes
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  7. Analyze in Excel using DAX

    When users connect to a data model using Analyze in Excel, the model is queried using MDX.

    However, all the performance tuning tools available are geared towards DAX.

    I think the ability to navigate a PBI model using Excel is great, and helps get stubborn uses on to using curated data sets without having to get them to make the even bigger jump to moving away from their beloved excel.

    However, we're noticing performance issues when MDX queries are hitting the model. If I write a query in DAX I can return my desired results in around 2 seconds, where…

    11 votes
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  8. Hide the App Navigation Pane

    Similarly to the Filter Pane, have the option to hide the new App navigation pane. Many of my reports are unreadable due to the size they are reformatted to when the App navigation pane is present.

    44 votes
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  9. Data colors Conditional formatting for Charts with Legend split

    We are missing the Data colors Conditional formatting based on Field value, when a Legend split is used.

    Example
    Report: CO2 emissions by Country by Year

    Requirement: the Color to stick to the Country, since it visually associates the user with the content.
    Data colors Conditional formatting for now provides this only when the Country is plotted on the axis as stand alone.

    Chart Type: Stacked Column
    X axis: Years with Legend split by Country
    Y axis, Value: CO2 emissions

    Data Points:
    [
    {"Country":"US", "Color":"#B22234", "Year":2017, "CO2":100},
    {"Country":"US", "Color":"#B22234", "Year":2018, "CO2":102},
    {"Country":"US", "Color":"#B22234", "Year":2019, "CO2":105},
    {"Country":"UK", "Color":"#00247d", "Year":2017, "CO2":30},
    {"Country":"UK",…

    19 votes
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  10. Warn me when my M/PowerQuery code references fields that don't exist.

    Is there any reason why #PowerQuery couldn't warn you if you've misspelled [Some_Colum] like it does if you mistype #"Some Stepp"?

    When refactoring in #PowerBI and #Excel I sometimes replace source queries, then spend ages hunting down field names that don't match.

    3 votes
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  11. How about subscription with exporting in PDF ?

    Now the subscription is just a link going back to the report. Some of out clients want to have a subscription with PDF version of the report

    14 votes
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  12. Default slicer values

    I would like the slicer to have a default option in the the slicer visuals settings. Specifically I see this working as an input box where I can input something like =today()-1 or =red or =valueofameasure I have made to calculate the last working day. The expectation for example 1 would be a list of dates in the slicer and yesterdays date would be selected by default everytime the report was opened.

    4 votes
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  13. Fix Percentage Conditional Formatting in the Table Visualization

    The conditional formatting in the table visualization doesn't seem to work against percentages in rules. If you use numbers instead of percentages then it works as expected.

    6 votes
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  14. Power BI Report builder

    When using expression based connection string , saving the report to Power BI service fails the report validation.

    Please enable support for expression based connection string when saving report to power BI service.

    2 votes
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  15. Set default x axis scrolling position

    Enable selection of the default scroll position for the x-axis on a chart. For example, on a line chart with dates as the x-axis, when not all of the data can display in the view at once, the scroll defaults to the beginning/left end of the x-axis and the most recent dates are at the far end causing the end user to always have to scroll to see the most recent data. If you could set the visual to default to the right end, then the user would only have to scroll if they wanted to see more history.

    3 votes
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  16. New App Navigation Pane - Put a section within a section

    The ability to put a section underneath a section in the new Power BI App navigation pane. An example of what I mean is as follows:

    -> Marketing Reports

        ->2019
    
    

    ->Report 1

    ->Report 2

    ->2018

    ->Report 1

    ->Report 2

    ->2017

    ->Report 1

    ->Report 2

    -> Management Reports

        ->2019
    
    

    ->Report 1

    ->Report 2

    ->2018

    ->Report 1

    ->Report 2

    ->2017

    ->Report 1

    ->Report 2

    When you first open the app, you would only see two sections "Marketing Reports" and "Management Reports" and then once you expand each of those sections, you would only see the years. Then you could subsequently expand each…

    19 votes
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  17. Change message when sign-in fails

    When we access to PowerBI with Incompatible browsers, we get a message 'We couldn't sign you in. Please try again.'
    Please give us a user friendly message to understand the cause.

    6 votes
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  18. Need to show the Previously selected filters in Power Bi when integrated with Teams(like the Filters working in the Power BI Service))

    When we select the filter in Power BI when integrated with teams the we should be able to see the previously selected filter even if we go to other page and come back to the page.

    2 votes
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  19. Add customized icons to reports/dashboard list

    It would be great, if we can add customized icons to list of dashboards and reports - same as it is with list of workspaces? With this icons you can for example easily distinguish report types (safety, quality, regions - its up to you). In case of big workspaces with many reports and dashboards this can allow to keep everything arranged properly.

    2 votes
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  20. Lineage View - Included in App indicator

    It would be good to add "Included in App" in lineage view directly to the report name "card", it would be much easier to see which reports are part of an app and which are not. Right now to see which report is in App we have to click at each report name individually.

    2 votes
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