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  1. Send refresh failure notification email to me for a failed dataflow scheduled refresh

    Currently there is no notification option for failed dataflows when they are scheduled to be refreshed.

    If it would be possible to have the same email notification that is currently available for dataset refreshes?

    60 votes
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      under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Dataflows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow non-admins to see enterprise gateways in dataflow creation

      According to my experience and the documentation, only admins of enterprise gateways can see gateways during the dataflow creation process. Can this not be opened up to report authors as well? Our enterprise gateway is controlled by IT and has one or two administrators. "Self-service ETL" won't be realized unless report authors can create dataflows using the enterprise gateway.

      23 votes
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        under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Dataflows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Dataflows from Custom SQL Query

        I would like to be able to create an entity based off of a custom SQL Query instead of having to use the Power Query tools. The problem I am having is that one of the tables I am working with is too large and results in a timeout when Dataflows tries to bring it in. I think that a custom SQL Query will alleviate this issue by allowing me to prefilter my data before it comes into Dataflows.

        53 votes
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          under review  ·  8 comments  ·  Dataflows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Dataflows Direct Query

          Dataflows would be really useful if you could connect to them via DirectQuery. This would mean that we could query enormous dataflows that are not practical to load to the Data model and can make aggregate dataflows that we load to the Data model.

          Unsure if this is possible with the architecture of a Dataflow, but it could be quite handy if it is possible.

          23 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Dataflows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • One single schedule task for sequential refresh of both Dataflows + Dataset

            The biggest thing that I’m missing is the ability to schedule a Dataflow, plus a Dataset (without Premium capacity). Now you can schedule both separately, but not in an automated sequential way.

            https://ssbipolar.com/2018/11/24/whats-missing-from-power-bi-dataflows/

            16 votes
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              4 comments  ·  Dataflows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              • Support for custom Power Query Functions in Dataflows

                We really need support for custom functions in Dataflows. This is a huge limitation to dataflows today.

                13 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Dataflows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Take or Transfer Ownership of a Dataflow

                  Add the ability to take or transfer ownership of a dataflow to another user. Currently all I see is a message indicating only the owner can edit the dataflow. This is needed to enhance maintainability and enable enterprise level support of a dataflow if the owner is out of office or leaves the company. At least the same take ownership option that is already available with datasets.

                  11 votes
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                  • SharePoint folders connector for Dataflows

                    Please create a SharePoint folders connector for Dataflows

                    10 votes
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                    • ODBC Data Sources in Dataflows

                      Please add ODBC data source connectors for Dataflows. Many of our queries connect through ODBC drivers because direct access to the DB2 database is not allowed through the DB2 driver.

                      7 votes
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                      • Warning of connected Datasets when deleting Dataflows

                        I notice that once Dataflows get deleted a popup warning displays to warn a user that it will affect Datasets and Reports, however gives no indication of what Datasets are going to be affected.
                        Since Dataflows will be such a critical aspect to the preparation steps of Datasets it would be useful to know if a Dataflow is actually used within the Tenant and what Datasets & Reports will be affected if the DF is deleted.

                        8 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Dataflows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Robust M-Code for PowerBI.Dataflow()

                          Generally when you click on a table when navigating in a relational database, M code similar to the following is generated:

                          =Source{[Table Name = "Calendar (Fiscal)"]}[Data]

                          This code says “Drill down from the Source table, in the Data column, on the row where Table Name = “Calendar (Fiscal)”. “

                          However, this is the M code that is generated when I click on a table:

                          =Source{0}[Data]

                          This code says “Drill down from the Source table, in the Data column, on row with Index = 0 (the first row of the table)

                          This code is problematic. As new tables are added to…

                          5 votes
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                          • Central source for dataflows to reduce redundancy and allow for easy searching

                            Central source for dataflows to reduce redundancy and allow for easy searching. Right now dataflows are in separate workspaces making them difficult to find and we are already seeing similar dataflows across multiple workspaces with the same functionality but with different names.

                            5 votes
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                            • Incremental Refresh using custom date format

                              Please enable custom date format in incremental refresh of dataflow just like in Power BI desktop features.

                              5 votes
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                              • Allow computed entities to be refreshed with a Pro license

                                At the moment, computed entities in dataflows can only be refreshed if the entity are allocated to a workspace in Premium capacity.

                                Power BI datasets/reports with computed entities can be refreshed with a Pro license.

                                4 votes
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                                • Allow Parameters to be saved in Dataflows

                                  At the moment, parameters cannot be created and saved in dataflows. Parameters are automatically converted to a table when saving the dataflow.

                                  Parameters are useful to easily change or update specific values in SQL queries.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Amazon Redshift connector for dataflows

                                    Please create Amaazon Redshift connector for dataflows.

                                    4 votes
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                                      under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Dataflows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • dataflow setting

                                      To be able to control Dataflow creation access to limited users , can you please extend dataflow setting allowing to limit it to security groups instead of entire organization ?

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Allow computed entities to be refreshed with a Pro license

                                        At the moment, computed entities in dataflows can only be refreshed if the entity are allocated to a workspace in Premium capacity.

                                        Power BI datasets/reports with computed entities can be refreshed with a Pro license.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Snowflake Connector in Dataflows

                                          Please add a connector to Snowflake in Dataflows

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