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  1. Web data with filters

    There are many pages where data is presented in tables, however there doesn't seem to be a change in the URL when filters are applied. For example if you visit https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/players/goals and try to pull this into Power BI, it defaults to only being able to access the "all time top scorers". There is a "web view" during the import process and it would be great if we could actually interact with that web view to alter the filters, which updates the table 0 dataset.

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  2. Web data with filters

    There are many pages where data is presented in tables, however there doesn't seem to be a change in the URL when filters are applied. For example if you visit https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/players/goals and try to pull this into Power BI, it defaults to only being able to access the "all time top scorers". There is a "web view" during the import process and it would be great if we could actually interact with that web view to alter the filters, which updates the table 0 dataset.

    1 vote
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  3. InTune Data in PowerBI should also allow access to Groups detail

    When we pull in Intune data from OData Data Source, we do not see the Groups detail (as it is in Azure Portal for Intune DW) getting imported. We would like to have that detail also getting imported in PowerBI Report as it will enable us to analyze and filter the data groups/user based.

    2 votes
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  4. sendgrid

    In the SendGrid Content Pack please include suppression details (bounces, blocks, invalid address, spam reports and unsubscribes). In particular there is no way to drill down into the details of each event to find information such as the specific email, reason for bounce or blocking IP.

    1 vote
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  5. Query Sample by top %

    When working on a report with huge data sets, its a huge pain when you're trying to clean up the Power Query side and applying the changes and importing the whole data set only to find out that it is not the results you are expecting and only to redo the same process all over again.

    The idea here is to enable user to Query a sample of % of the total row available in the source. This would enable user to see a faster result on top of the changes done in power query.

    4 votes
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  6. Azure Cosmos DB connector with Power BI service for schedule data refresh

    Presently, a report can be built using Azure Cosmos DB connector as Data Source in power BI desktop. As the connector has not been integrated with power bi services, so that the data cannot be refreshed in Power BI Service, for the data refresh, its need to do a manual refresh from desktop and publish the report in power BI services to get the updated data. We believe that Azure Cosmos DB connector should also work for power BI services and it will be grateful for the schedule data refresh.

    4 votes
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  7. Web data source on Enterprise Gateway - allow users to enter their own credentials

    Allow end users connecting to Web datasources through the Enterprise Gateway to enter their own credentials.

    Currently, for data sources that support basic or windows authentication, users need to use the credentials captured by admin when creating the connection.

    Gateway admins should have the option to create web datasources for which users can supply their own credentials when setting up the refresh schedule.

    1 vote
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  8. composite models for live connections to SSAS

    It would be of immense value if the feature "composite models" would also work with live connections to tabular models on SSAS.
    For now it is just not usable in a lot of scenarios.

    6 votes
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  9. import to direct query

    I would like to have a "developer mode" that allows a set number of lines to be imported as "sample data" so that we can see the data and our manipulations, but doesn't take too long to update whenever changes are made.
    In this mode, we could clean the data, make all of the calculations and measures, and build the dashboards and reports.
    At the end of the "mode" we would be able to either click "import all" to bring in all of the data or "switch to direct query" to connect to the data in that mode, but retain…

    2 votes
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  10. Graphical board to update dataset

    When you arrange dataset update scheduler, it would be interesting to have a view of all schedul in the same workspace.
    Then it could be easier to distribute update throught time.

    1 vote
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  11. Provide the ability to use various data sources from a workplace to create a dashboard

    Power Bi desktop only allows to connect to one published data source, I would like to have different data sources published in a general workspace and have the possibility to create a new dashboard using different data sources. This would make it easy to update separate data sources depending on the information type.

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  12. Live Connection to SSAS using HTTPS DataPump

    Support making a live connection to an SSAS database using an HTTPS DataPump

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  13. Allow report building on published datasets but not allow to change the data model

    Today when we publish a dataset and let it be open for users to connect to and build reports on, they automatically gets access to change the datamodel in the published dataset. That means they can wipe out any Row Level Security we've applied to the dataset. This renders RLS only efficient for consumers of reports, and useless to maintain security/data limitations for report builders.

    We need to be able to publish datasets for report builders where they can connect to them and build new reports/visualizations on them, but not let them alter the published datamodel.

    The data set should…

    3 votes
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  14. avoid the imported variables to be summarized

    When we use get data command, then we select from a sql server, it is possible to import a table in a PBIX project. When the importation is completed, we notice that many columns have the default summarization parameter set to summarization instead of don't summarize. Thereafter, to correct this situation, we have to select many columns, one by one to swith the summarization parameter back to don't summarize. This operation is very time consuming. Could it be possible to set the summariztion parameter to don't summarize.

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  15. Microsoft Project Connector

    Hi, I would highly appreciate if you can add a connector to Microsoft Project in Power BI Desktop

    3 votes
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  16. Create a YAML Data Source

    Create a YAML Data Source

    2 votes
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  17. 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.

    15 votes
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  18. Return filtered Date Range value when calling getFilterValue() on Date Filter

    Date Filter shows the date range in the Filter Pane UI but doesn't expose the value through the Javascript API's getFilterValue().

    It would be nice to return the Date Range value when calling getFilterValue() on Date filter.

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  19. Power BI Desktop to import Excel file with Power View sheet from One Drive

    Power BI service can import Excel file with Power View sheet but Power BI Desktop cannot do that. Suppoting this function will enable to distribute a Power BI Desktop file utilizing Power View on Excel.

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  20. Support for Always Encrypted

    Add support for using Always Encrypted as a data source for Power BI as with the current GDPR personal identifiable information must be encrypted. We are not able to use this PII data in the reports of this limitation.

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