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  1. Connection to datasets from multiple workspaces

    I love the Connection to published Online Datasets. However here is a limitation that I do not like: I cannot connect multiple workspaces.

    Can you please add support to connect to multiple datasets from different workspaces soon?

    Thank you and regards.

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  2. Some data sets don't support scheduled refresh

    There is a feature already in Power BI Desktop to exclude a data source from a refresh. Seeing Power BI Service doesn't support Power BI web data sources (table scrapping) ... why cant you just carry that meta data over from Power BI Desktop to Power BI Service ... would be a simple work around if you cant get the web support native

    1 vote
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  3. Azure Cosmos DB by DirectQuery

    I want to use the Azure Cosmos DB as data source by DirectQuery of Power BI Desktop.

    This seems safety, aforedable, scalable data source for DirectQuery

    17 votes
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  4. DATASET quickbooks

    Data source from quickbooks online APP is not available.
    I need to create a debters report.
    The pre defined package is not editable. Any idea how I can move forward.

    2 votes
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  5. 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.

    6 votes
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  6. Enhance PDF source to not start a new table on every page break

    Currently, when a table spans multiple pages, the connector creates a separate query (table) at each page break. I would be nice if there was an option to import all as a single table. This would avoid a lot of merging after the fact.

    1 vote
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  7. Improve the Advanced Editor to be more user-friendly

    Often, I need to adjust a query mid-project. However the Advanced Editor formats my original query with a lot of visually unnecessary tags like #(lf) and #(tab) and slams the whole thing into one line. As a user I need a friendlier, faster way to tweak my queries.

    1 vote
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  8. Create a modelling layer on Hybrid Files

    At this moment there is nothing foreseen for modeling on a Hybrid data-source. I know that in directquery you normally don't do 'local' modeling. But with a Streaming dataset there is even nothing at the server side.
    I don't think we need all options, but a basic hierarchy, calculated columns so that at least we can create some basic dynamic filtering would be great.

    1 vote
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  9. Connector for TopSpeed (.TPS) DBs

    ODBC connection doesn't work because it is a 32-bit driver.

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  10. IBM Planning Analytics connector

    Currently Power BI doesn’t support IBM Planning Analytics (TM1 Cubes) Data source for analysis. Looking forward to get this feature.

    3 votes
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  11. How to adjust the Teradata .NET Data Provider Connection settings in Power BI

    Please expose Teradata .NET settings in Teradata Connector for query performance and network transfer performance tuning. Customers should have the ability to set 'any' data source attribute per their enterprise environment requirements...whether through a UI or config file. At minimum, the following (non-credential) attributes should be configurable to users:

    AuthMeth=
    Database=
    Restrict to Default Database=[True|False]
    Use X Views=[True|False]
    Read Ahead=[True|False] (or hardcode to True)
    Response Buffer Size=
    SessionCharset=

    This should apply to all MS products interfacing w/ Teradata.

    4 votes
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  12. Add selection menu for database update

    Every week, my production database generate a new excel sheet for the week. In PowerBI, with "file source" it automatically add the new excel on the report, but it also update all other file from other weeks even if it's doesn't change between 2 updates.
    My idea is to be able to select which file you don't want to update anymore because it won't change.

    1 vote
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  13. 2.0 SAP BW Connector : Direct Query handles DATS and TIMS fields

    As following link sugests, the handling of DATS and TIMS fields should be possible with the 2.0 SAP BW Connector.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/desktop-sap-bw-connector
    This is the case for the "Import" mode but not for the "Direct Query" mode (Just checked that with an MS Engineer).
    So the idea is to have this feature also for the "Direct Query" mode.

    1 vote
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  14. Buttons with dataset refresh

    Ability for Buttons to be added to a report with an action of Refresh DataSets, which in turn can be assigned multiple DataSets to be included in the refresh action (similar to the way that fields are dragged to a visualisation)

    3 votes
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  15. Connect to SharePoint Online via Report Builder

    Paginated Reports (.rdl) cannot currently leverage SharePoint Online data sources; this functionality would allow organisations to replicate the kind of reporting available in SSRS when connected to SharePoint on premise.

    In my organisation we have a number of SharePoint based applications which would greatly benefit from classic, paginated reporting to provide billing information to suppliers and internal summaries.
    A handful of these lists are well over the 5k limit so we're currently producing reports through a mixture of JavaScript, REST and third-party ExcelJS plug-ins; this functionality in PBI would make life so much easier.

    I have seen several similar threads…

    2 votes
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  16. Redshift connector fails with route53 DNS name.

    We want to use DNS to 'alias' Redshift's DNS name to a name within our organization. However the PowerBI Redshift connector throws the following error:

    Error occurred while trying to connect: [SQLState 08S01] server certificate for "*.XXXXXXXX.us-east-1.redshift.amazonaws.com" does not match host name "redshift.mydomain.com

    This seems to be coming from the SSL being set to verified-full instead of verified-ca.

    This is not an issue when using the most recent Redshift ODBC drivers, however we want to use direct connect which is not available in ODBC

    2 votes
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  17. Allow data to refresh when an existing column disappear

    If I try to refresh a datasource that changed Columns(Even if I don´t use them) the power query does not allow the data to load and I need to re-load on a new table and re-create the rules, visuals and conections. It would help a lot if Power BI allow the data to load if the changes on the datasource does not affect the current report (field that was not found is not actively used) or allow us to select specific columns to import on 'navigation' before the data load (in order to adjust these occurences manually before the power…

    2 votes
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  18. Make it possible to have multiple data source connections with different credentials

    As it is right now your data sources are global meaning that a connection to a specific SQL server will share the same credential in different reports.

    If you use RLS to limit the available data on credential-level, Power BI will overwrite the different credentials and make them alike.

    If it was possible to distinguish between the same data sources with different credentials by name or something like that, it would still be possible to update your credentials throughout your reports and datasets, but would also enable you to have different tenants for the same SQL server.

    I.e. we have…

    1 vote
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  19. Import from PowerBI Desktop to PowerBI Desktop

    Seems obvious that you should be able to import data from one PBIX file into another. Copy/paste is not an adequate solution for voluminous data.

    2 votes
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  20. ICM Data Connector

    Add a data connector for ICM that allows you to pull datasets from public ICM queries

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