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  1. incremental refresh for Power BI Pro

    Enable Incremental Refresh for Power BI Pro users, not just Premium.

    1,170 votes
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      43 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Python on Scheduled Refresh

      On PowerBi Desktop we can get data using Python Scripts, but after published we can't schedule a refresh data for this connection. The PowerBI returns:
      "Query contains unknown funtion name: Python.Execute."
      It would be better if all features on desktop would work on web too.

      63 votes
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      • PowerBI connector for Microsoft Graph

        Add PowerBI connector for Microsoft Graph with oAuth authentication or another direct connector to Azure AD.

        Details are described at the discussion https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Issues/Error-getting-OData-from-Microsoft-Graph-Access-to-the-resource/idi-p/430087

        89 votes
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        • Microsoft Teams as Data Source

          I want to connect Microsoft Teams as Data Source by Power BI.

          Scenario:
          - Create a report from the topic of the channel of Team.
          like Word Crowd of the channel.
          - Create a report from the usage of Microsoft Teams.
          like the topic count each channel, member count, total duration.
          - Create a report of usage of Microsoft Teams relate with other systems.
          like a report with Microsoft Teams and Customer Services.

          38 votes
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          • SAP BW Variables in Direct Query - make available to report user

            When connecting to SAP BW in direct query mode it is possible to change report parameters (such as the currency or the date period) in the variables windows. However after publishing the report to powerbi.com it is not possible to change the value except by changing the pbix-file and re-uploading the file.

            The most user-friendly option would be to allow accessing the variables from within Power BI - e.g. by providing something similar to a "disconnected slicer" table. For example when using the currency as variables it would be great if another table "Currency" would show up in the field…

            6 votes
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            • Add views and custom sql to Spark Connector

              Please add the ability to list views inside the spark connector, not just Tables. Also give the user the ability to enter in custom sql just as you can in the sql connector.

              2 votes
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              • composite models when connected to Power BI dataset

                Similar to another request that is posted, but this is specifically talking about composite models using a Power BI dataset

                As a large enterprise we are trying to make live easier for our end users by building a set of enterprise models with pre-approved content. However we also have a number of business users who like to expand upon that with typically excel data sources.

                There are a few main requirements:
                - We want to have the central datasets in a central workspace and business users should be able to re-use them (this is coming)
                - Row level security needs…

                8 votes
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                • Automatically add field properties from preexisting data source meta data

                  Provide a way of automatically pulling through, or a programmable way of adding, table/column meta data (descriptions and extended properties) from a SQL Server data source. I have already added meta data to my SQL server data source so it would be great if I could have these added without having to do it manually.

                  4 votes
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                  • share dataset across different workspaces

                    There should be a way to share datasets across the different workspaces. This may be loaded to a global environment and related to capacity, it would use the capacity based on which workspace accesses it.

                    The benefit of this is to maintain some master datasets with calculations within them which can be joined to data from individual departmental data. Moreover this will eliminate the need of Analysis services and creating a refresh mechanism for it.

                    4 votes
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                    • Data Connection Credential Manager

                      The first time you create a Data Connection you have the option to specify connection credentials.

                      But if you configure it improperly/make a typo then the connection fails and you can't access the credential popup box again. The way to fix is to go to File/Options and Settings/Data Source Settings/{Select connection}/Clear Permissions and then redo the connection from scratch.

                      If the connection fails I would like to be able to access the popup credential manager again for ease of use.

                      10 votes
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                      • Stop Dataset refresh

                        Please provide option to stop refreshing dataset after refreshing manually...

                        If there are any performance issues in database this would lock down the table...

                        I even observed that reports doesnt get published until the refresh is done...

                        15 votes
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                        • power bi datasets

                          Power BI datasets

                          Now it is only possible to connect from Power bI Desktop to Power to 1 BI dataset. If you have on Power Bi Servics more datasets, like for different sources hr, finance, sales, operations it would be nice to have teh possibility to connect to more than 1 Power BI dataset in 1 Power BI Desktop Dashboard/Reports file and publish this to Power BI Services. You can see Power BI dataset as a datamart and it would be nice to integrate all in 1 dashboard. What is your opinion ?

                          15 votes
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                            • Allow direct access to the subfolder of the OndeDrive for Business or Personal OneDrive.

                              Through the ability to connect to a Sharepoint Folder, we can connect Power BI to the OneDrive for Business root folder. This is excellent and very important, but insufficient. Most projects require that files be organized in subfolders, to which direct access is not allowed. There are ways to do this, but they are not efficient. I suggest that the solution be enhanced to allow direct access to the subfolders located in the root folder of OneDrive For Business or even Personal OneDrive, just as you can with folders and their subfolders located in Drive C on the desktop or…

                              191 votes
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                              • Connect to PBI Service Datasets from PBI Dataflows

                                It would be great to be able to connect to a Power BI Service Dataset from PBI Dataflows, performing DAX queries. Even better if this would be possible from Power Query or any DAX client like DAX Studio. This should allow you to rationalize certain complex models and improve debugging capabilities.

                                2 votes
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                                • Publishing a Power BI dataset should *actually replace*

                                  If you try to publish a report that is named the same thing as another report but the one published is import and the new report is live connect, then it will not replace the first dataset. When publishing it's more like Power BI "updates" the dataset. If you want to truly replace a dataset with another dataset that is direct query over an import, then you'll need delete the first dataset. Recently had an issue with this at my company. There is an interesting distinction between "update" and "replace." When Power BI says "replace" it should actually replace.

                                  14 votes
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                                  • Allow gateway to connect to multiple schema

                                    Create multiple data sources for the same database but using multiple credentials. Allow access to different schemas from same gateway.

                                    11 votes
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                                    • Have the Dataflow Power BI (preview or not) data source on the Power BI service

                                      Be able to create a Dataflow Power BI (preview or not) data source in the Power BI Service in the "Get data" section.

                                      To bypass the report creation and to get data access directly by the service

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Use another PBIX as datasource

                                        We came across an issue where we had a live connection to a PowerBI dataset in the cloud.
                                        Due to compliance reasons we had to take it back on premise.

                                        But it was not possible to connect the one "report" pbix to the "dataset" pbix. So the report pbix needed a rebuilt.

                                        Can we add the possibility to use another pbix as datasource?

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Ability to Load data in the background

                                          When loading data into PBI, it is impossible to do something else especially when the data is big. Being able to load data in the background and doing something else will be a great feature to have.

                                          3 votes
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