Power BI Ideas

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. Field Format - Report Wide

    We often have columns or measures that we want to be formatted the same in EVERY report tab in EVERY visual the same way. There is no universal method to format a measure in every visual in a report. We have to go into each visual on each report tab and do the exact same field formatting (colors, etc.) in each visual. We would like there to be a Universal option.

    And, you know what will come next? :-) No doubt, somebody will want the formatting to be report wide EXCEPT for one single visual somewhere. Is that possible too?

    224 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    2 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Format Strings don't work on a SSAS Model with Calculation Group(s)

    AAS recently implemented Calculation Groups with big fanfare.

    However any SSAS / AAS Cube that has any users using Power BI in Live Connect mode cannot add this feature to their cube. I would be willing to bet this is > 95% of all Microsofts Cube customers.

    The problem is that any graphical visual (i.e. not table/matrix/card) will not honour any format string (static or dynamic).

    This means that any simple measure that shows a % will show as a decimal 0.01 instead of 1%.

    This is such a jarring issue for users it means that we cannot use the…

    38 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    3 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Visibilty (Hide an Item)

    Develop an item formatting property which allows to set the visibility of a report item when you want to conditionally hide the item based on a report parameter or some other expression that you specify (also DAX expressions).

    You can develop this incrementally starting from visuals, then text boxes, then shapes and buttons....

    If you want to go the extra mile, you can also develop a functionality that allows the final user to toggle the visibility of report items.

    For more information and since it was an available and really useful capability see "Add an Expand or Collapse Action to…

    672 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    13 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Allow Pro Users to Publish RDL files from Report Builder

    The current version of the report builder can only be published by premium capacity accounts. It would be awesome to include this feature for pro users as well and allow us to add paginated reports to our apps we develop. We have a flat organizational structure and tend to use power BI for clients. We all have pro licenses but there is not much sense to buy premium capacity at this time. However, having this feature would be a huge benefit to everyone using power bi under pro accounts.

    216 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    10 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Toggle Counts on/off in Filter Pane

    The new Filter Pane experience is really nice. However, the count numbers next to the selection boxes in the Basic drop downs can be confusing to users - they can have no relevance to what is showing on the page. Please add functionality to where these counts be toggled off!

    152 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    15 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Please include the option of Exporting Power BI reports to Excel which will include all the items present in the report

    Please upgrade the feature of Exporting Power BI reports to Excel which will include all the items present in the report.

    Currently Power BI reports exports only the individual visualization(Table/Matrix) by clicking on "..." options but instead we want to export the whole report at once.

    Just like how the SSRS reports exports into excel by keeping the logos, headers, formatting and other items when exported to excel.

    Requesting Microsoft Power BI team to include this functionality in Power BI as this is a life saver and absolutely necessary for our Organization.

    Thank you

    63 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    3 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Remove default values from Tooltips

    Enable the ability to selectively remove default values from displaying in tooltips.

    This same idea request is bundled into several other tooltip related idea requests that together had over 1,000 votes:

    https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/7580157-tooltip-customization-on-reports

    https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/14823435-turn-off-tooltip-and-remove-default-tooltip

    However, this functionality is still not available and those ideas are marked as completed so we can't even vote the ideas up anymore.

    185 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    10 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. B2B Workspace Contributors not able to republish reports via Power BI Service

    B2B users, set up as Contributors to a workspace, are unable to replace a report with an updated version. Contributors do not have access to modify a dataset, which is required when republishing a report with a modified version. The contributor role should include data set replacement privileges.

    The option where you can enable particular users to modify a report via the dataset tab is inefficient in a large organization using a premium capacity with a large number of contributors distributed across many teams.

    34 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Separate settings for Export Data and Build Permission

    The current setup of Build Permission is too extensive and I see a need to find a middle ground in terms of data access permission. What I (and I assume others) need is a middle-level configuration where users cannot build new reports on the dataset (including analyze-in-excel), but can still use Export to Excel based on pre-configuered visuals. This way the developer can control what data granularity or filter is available to the consumers.

    This ties in to existing requests to disable Analyze-in-Excel feature specifically, and now expands into the broader scenario of Build Permission and shared datasets.

    Related post…

    81 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    7 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Simple conditional formatting for positive and negative values

    Add a check box in the conditional formatting screens for icons, background and font to allow a simple Positive / Negative / Neutral .

    The current layout is confusing for users

    13 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Option to default all visuals to cross filter instead of cross highlight should be added next to Format Ribbon next to Edit Interactions

    Rather than digging into Options and Settings > Options > Current Report, it would be great to have a check box right next to the Edit Interactions button.

    13 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Make it easier for everyone to choose horizontal slicer layout

    Add a drop down option to slicer to choose "horizontal" list, and name it something meaningful like "button layout"

    13 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Change Default Slicer Selection Controls

    The ability to set the default selection controls should be in the Options. When using a Slicer, I want to be able to turn OFF the Multi-select with CTRL and turn ON the Show "Select All" Option. This is the opposite of the current defaults. I would rather set this once for the entire report as the default my preferred method rather than having to change this on each slicer that has these options available.

    26 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Power BI Embeded in Dynamics 365 APP model-driven system form: Export data

    With the new UI from CRM (D365) you can integrate Power BI reports. When exporting in the browser version everything is fine. But this function is currently not working in the Dynamics 365 Application. Customers who only work with application will be limited and have no ability to export there data from the report.

    This has been discussed in a support case and I hope this can get implemented in the future.

    9 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Retain the formatting of columns when Power BI reports are exported to excel

    Requesting Power BI team to include this feature of retaining the formatting of columns when Power BI reports are exported to excel.

    Just like SSRS and Paginated reports when exported to excel has the "Word wrap" and other rich formatting, we would need the same for Power BI reports when exported to excel as well.

    Thank you

    30 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    2 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. DAX for SSAS Multidimensional

    Enable DAX support for reports using live connection to SQL Server Multi-Dimensional in Power BI Desktop and Power BI Service. Simple DAX measures like: Amount in Thousands = [Measure]/1000. TGT Variance = [Actual]-[Target] etc. could be created on report level and would be massively useful. Now I must extend enterprise data model (cube) every time when I need something like [Measure]/1000 in one Power BI report. This is crazy. I understand, that because Multidimensional don’t understand concept of Table, so some DAX functions will not work. This should be developer’s responsibility to develop and test. If intellisense doesn’t work also…

    104 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    2 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Change order of filters in filter pane

    I love the new filter experience, much better. It would be great if the filters in the filter pane could be ordered by the author.
    At times there are filters that have a natural hierarchy (Region/Plant; Manager/Employee) and presenting them in the wrong sequence causes the users to become confused.

    336 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    13 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Filter by visible values in a matrix/table column

    Most competing BI tools have a feature that lets you take the output of one query to use as a filter for another query. For an analyst, this is a very valuable feature. Unfortunately, Power BI does not provides this functionality, unless you're prepared to write some complicated DAX.

    Consider the following scenario:

    You have a table visual that shows you a list of customers that bought a certain product in a certain period of time. This is very easy to achieve in Power BI, by dragging the CustomerKey field and [Sales Amount] measure into a table visual, while also…

    83 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    2 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Export to PDF with Custom Font

    Custom fonts can be embedded to reports in the Power BI Service, however when exporting to PDF or PPT the Custom Font will not show up anymore. Please allow the export to keep the custom font so everything stays consistent.
    Thanks!

    17 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    2 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. matrix data export to excel

    Matrix data is exported to excel in tabular format. It is a lot of rework to again pivot it in excel. We want a visual matrix to be exported to excel as a matrix/cross tab.
    same is for charts. we dont want just the underlying data. When exporting to excel from Powerbi Service, we want it to be exported as-is with all the visuals.
    So many posts on this topic and no answers so far.

    593 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    37 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
← Previous 1 3 4 5 197 198
  • Don't see your idea?

Feedback and Knowledge Base

Ready to get started?

Try new features of Power BI today by signing up and learn more about our powerful suite of apps.