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  1. snowflake

    PowerBI.com connectivity to snowflake currently supports running using a single account. This defeats the security implementation in snowflake.
    It would be great if we enable the PowerBI Service accessing Snowflake using AAD user identity (i.e. SSO) .

    13 votes
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  2. 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.

    * this idea has been submitted before but was wrongly marked as completed.

    Please allow scheduled refreshes to work from data being sourced from a python script.

    14 votes
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  3. 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 ?

    82 votes
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  4. 2 votes
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  5. Manage datasets (universe)

    I have two datasets. one is only for certain users. i had to create for the board a report based on the two datasets. The problem is that i had to create all the steps, import sources etc because we canT merge two dataset. I can not use only this merging dataset because some user have excel extract from online where they have all the datasets and then can not access one of the two dataset. In business object we can manage easely all the dataset and decide after who has access on what. this is easier for big company.…

    19 votes
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  6. Make it possible to view the model of a Power BI dataset

    After publishing a dataset to the Power BI service, and connecting to that dataset from PBI desktop for a new report etc, it is not possible to view the Model of that dataset. The "Data" and "Model" windows (left hand menu) disappear completely. It would be great if users building reports off of a Power BI dataset data source could be able to at least view the model of the dataset, so that they can understand the relationships between the tables in the model etc.

    2 votes
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  7. Allow the use of ORDER BY when querying a SQL Server View in DirectQuery

    When using PowerBI in DirectQuery, you cannot query a SQL Server View with an ORDER BY without receiving the SQL Server error message

    "The ORDER BY clause is invalid in views, inline functions, derived tables, subqueries, and common table expressions, unless TOP, OFFSET or FOR XML is also specified."

    While I understand we cannot include an ORDER BY in the SQL Server View Definition, we should still be able to issue an ORDER BY against a pre-defined View (or utilize the Query Editor for Direct Query for sorting, etc.)

    25 votes
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  8. Allow custom headers for authenticated API calls

    Currently it is not possible to add a custom header to a web request when authentication is applied. (https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/Connecting-to-an-API-with-basic-authentication-and-custom-header/m-p/795350#M382844)

    According to the reported error, only the following headers are supported:

    Accept, Accept-Charset, Accept-Encoding, Accept-Language, Cache-Control, Content-Type, If-Modified-Since, Prefer, Referer

    This is a very strange constraint given that APIs can have all manner of odd requirements and are not equally bound by them. For example, the ConnectWise API requires authentication and a header called "clientid" to indicate the application requesting the data.

    I understand why you would need to control the headers that can be applied to web requests…

    2 votes
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  9. Switching between datasets

    I am not able to switch the reports from one dataset to another if the datasets are build based on the same source

    2 votes
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  10. Connect to History of Versions on Excel Online

    Connect to History of Versions on Excel Online/Sharepoint this will be good for tracking updates in a Excel File and show the evolution of a workbook.

    4 votes
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  11. Limit to number of refreshes using direct query

    At present Direct query has a refresh limitation of 48 times per day with a premium license.

    It would great if such a limitation is removed in the future to allow true integration with Web applications using Javascript API- Direct Query data source.

    2 votes
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  12. Impala - overwriting default values (i.e. for certificate used and service name)

    Currently Power BI exposes only minimal set of options for connecting to impala servers. Most of the connection parameters are default values. - this is an information from Microsoft Support while troubleshooting Impala connectivity issue.

    It would be helpful to have a possibility to specify the location of custom .pem file and to overwrite the service name so it can be different from the default one ("impala").

    3 votes
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  13. Connect Power BI directly to Forms

    Currently, the only ways I know to visualize Forms data in PBI is to use Flow or embed the form on a website. Being able to connect PBI directly to a Forms data responses would make creating a report much easier and efficient.

    (You can connect to Survey Monkey but you can't connect to Forms. Doesnt seem right)

    2 votes
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  14. Monitor Microsoft Flow on Dashboard

    Add a built-in connector/dashboard to Microsoft Flow within PowerBI to monitor flow performance and failures so all integrations and performance can be monitored in a single place.

    15 votes
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  15. Perform partial refresh in PowerBI

    We have report that pulls data from many data sources and build multiple charts. When there is issue with retrieving data from any sources, automated refresh fails for all charts in the report, even though some of the chart doesn't have dependency on the failed data source. PowerBI should be able to perform partial refresh successfully in such cases instead of refresh failures for all charts in the report.

    2 votes
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  16. 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…

    252 votes
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  17. Prioritise datasets for refresh

    Create a setting in Power BI Service to set the priority of a dataset with regard to scheduled refresh. For example, refreshes that happen intraday could be set to a higher priority than those that refresh historical data.

    1 vote
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  18. Detect new data when refresh

    When refresh data, I would love to see what is the new data vs previous update

    1 vote
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  19. Extend the ArcGIS map visual to map LSOA’s and MSOA’s using the UK country and Census Areas boundary options.

    Currently the ArcGIS map visual will use the UK census area codes from the Office of National Statistics to join Output Areas (OA’s) to data in a table.

    Census Output Areas are a very granular geography and are often too detailed for analytics and dashboards. The ability to use this function with a more generalised geography would be helpful. The areas that are required are called Lower Super Output Areas (LSOAs) and Middle Super Output Areas (MSOA’s).

    5 votes
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  20. Import Field Descriptions

    Ability to import Field Property Descriptions from file or data source. I have several hundred fields in a report, across multiple tables. Metadata from our database data dictionary and source to target definitions need to be provided within report view to end users. Manually entering this information is cumbersome and leaves too much room for errors, as well as needing to be manually updated. Our current metadata file is in a central repository, constantly updated and maintained, and define each table and field. Having the ability to update the Field Descriptions quickly or to refresh when data is refreshed would…

    1 vote
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